Anyone looking into the process of shipping a car from the USA to Turkey will have concerns over the cost. Fortunately, international transport services are cost effective and affordable.
What makes the transport more expensive are the taxes associated with vehicle import into Turkey. That’s why it is best to have the money prepared ahead of time. You will need to provide Customs with proof of the paid tariffs.
As you look around for a reliable transporter to ship your car to Turkey, gather several quotes. Compare the prices and services offered by each transport company. To get the most accurate quote, provide the transporter with the details requested. Make sure that you are sure of your answers.
What Kind of Information Must I Provide for a Quote?
- The make and model of the vehicle.
- The vehicle’s purpose.
- Where the car is to be shipped to and from.
- What shipping services are desired.
Minutes after you submit the information asked for, you will receive a quote. This isn’t an exact price for shipping, but it is a ballpark figure to base your budget from. You must also remember that taxes will be associated with the import as well. You can learn more about these import taxes by calling the Embassy of Turkey.
Information in Regards to Turkey’s Import Taxes on Motor Vehicles.
- Passenger cars- 10%
- Trucks and Buses- 10-22%
- Special Consumption Tax- 45-145% for passenger cars, 0-75% for trucks
- VAT- 18%
These percentages may change so make sure that they are accurate as it nears the day of transport. Then pay the taxes in full and keep the receipt so that you can give it to the Customs office.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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