The least expensive way to ship a car to Jamaica while ensuring its safety is through a professional. The variety of shipping services and the careful training of the employees make it much easier to have a car shipped to Jamaica.
It is hard to give an exact price without knowing some details about the car. There are certain things about the vehicle that will determine the final cost of shipping a car to Jamaica. The make and model of the vehicle are some of the biggest factors, along with the age and weight of the car.
Information Regarding Shipping Costs.
The shipping method you choose to buy also plays a large role in your total. RO/RO transport services are usually a little over a $1,000, whereas container methods can cost well over $5,000. Container shipping is higher in cost because of the extra space you get inside the container along with the car. The extra space can fill with other belongings. This shipping method can be split with another individual to lessen the costs.
Information on Import Taxes and Duties for Vehicles.
The Embassy of Jamaica holds on the latest information in regard to the import policy and tax rates. Calling them will only help you to better prepare for the costs of transport. Make sure you give them a ring at least a few weeks before the day of transport is set to begin.
Duty rates vary between 0% and 70%, with an average rate of 17.45%. Imports into Jamaica are subject to a standard General Consumption Tax rate of 16.5%, levied on the sum of the CIF value, duty, Special Consumption Tax, and Stamp Duty. Some items may be exempt from GCT if you decided to ship other items along with the car.
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.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.