It’s impossible to give an exact estimate for a car’s shipping process from the U.S. to Pakistan without providing the transport company with some details. There are many things that must be considered before a precise price can be given.
On top of the shipping costs, one must also consider the price of taxes associated with Pakistan’s import policies.
Vehicles are charged a Customs duty according to the vehicle’s engine size. This is as follows:
- Up to 800cc - 50%
- 801cc - 1000cc - 55%
- 1001cc - 1500cc - 60%
- 1501cc -1800cc - 75%
- 1801cc and above - 90%
On top of the Customs duty, a 15% VAT tax is also charged. Although taxes are high, it is worth paying them to assure the car’s permission into the country. Taking public transit or trying to buy a car in Pakistan is much too hard as a foreigner. It is also costlier.
What Determines the Price of Shipping?
The price of the shipping process is determined by taking many different things into consideration. That’s why you must provide the most accurate details to the transport company if you wish to receive a quote closest to the final shipping cost. Below, are some of the factors that will affect the price of shipping a car to Pakistan.
- The brand and model of the vehicle.
- The age and condition of the car.
- The distance in which the car must travel from the U.S. to Pakistan.
- The shipping method was chosen to deliver the car.
- Insurance fees.
- The optional services selected to complete the transport.
Other costs may be tacked on to the final bill. If you have any questions or concerns, ask the transport company to break down all of the fees totaled. They should be able to clearly explain it to you.
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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