Although it is the price of shipping services that most interested individuals are afraid of, it’s the cost of the import taxes and duties that tend to be expensive.
Not all countries carry high tax and duty rates, but the ones that do will charge as much as 200% of the car’s value. It all depends on the nation you are shipping the car to and the details of your transport.
Before you find a transporter to ship a car to Lebanon for you, find out more information in regards to the import laws and tax rates. This will only reassure that it is worth shipping the vehicle there from your home in the U.S. Luckily, Lebanon isn’t strict with their import policies nor do they charge astronomical amounts in import fees.
Lebanon’s Import Duty and Tax Rates Explained.
A vehicle being imported into the country from the United States is only allowed to enter after proof of compliance with the law is provided to the Customs office. Part of this proof is a receipt proving that you paid all import duties and tariffs off.
- You will have to pay a Customs duty that averages around 7.85% yet can range anywhere from 0-70%.
- Sales tax.
- Excise duty around 50%.
All taxes and duties are based on the CIF value in addition to other details. Call the Embassy of Lebanon to find out the latest tax rates. They can tell you exactly what you must pay as well as where to pay it.
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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