What it cost to ship a car from the USA to Italy is affordable for most budget types. Professional shipping services are known for their cost efficiency. Luckily, Italy has very little restrictions for auto import and charge very little in taxes.
This makes the entire international shipping process inexpensive and very possible regardless of your situation.
Before you schedule with a transporter to ship your car to Italy, think about the shipping services available to you. This will play a huge role in your final shipping costs. For such long distance transports, container shipping methods are recommended.
International Shipping Services.
- Enclosed Shipping.
- RO/RO Shipping.
- Guaranteed Delivery Services.
- Expedited Shipping Services.
- Insurance Coverage.
- Real-Time Tracking Services.
- Customized Options.
The services you choose should be the ones you feel most secure about. It also depends on your budget and the type of vehicle you are having shipped over to the country. Don’t be afraid to spend a little extra to make the process more convenient. For instance, door to door transport is very nice to take advantage of when possible.
Italy’s Import Taxes for Motor Vehicles.
Importing your car from the US requires you to pay an import duty and a registration fee. Used cars have a higher import tax. Owners of new cars imported into Italy have to pay the standard VAT of 22%. If you can prove that you have been the owner of your car for over 12 months, you can import the vehicle duty free. The Embassy of Italy can provide you with more information
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.