What Will Import Taxes Cost If I Ship a Car from the US to Ecuador?

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What Will Import Taxes Cost If I Ship a Car from the US to Ecuador?

Hiring an international auto transporter is the greatest way to ship a car to Ecuador. All certified transport companies use high-quality shipping equipment and their knowledge of foreign import laws to transport their customers’ vehicles safely overseas.

You can count on them to be by your side throughout the entire process, lending a hand whenever you need it.

One of the hardest parts of an auto transport is adhering to the laws set for imported vehicles in another country. Call the Embassy of Ecuador to become more informed of the regulations and exact tax rates. With the help of your transport professionals, collecting the necessary proof is much easier. The Customs office must receive all forms of proof before the scheduled transport date. They are the only ones who can okay the car’s entry into the nation.


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Import Duty and Tariff Information.

Unlike many other countries, the tax rates for Ecuador are set modestly. Pay any taxes or duties associated with your import in full. Take the receipt from the transaction with you when you go to Customs with the rest of the documentation.

Ecuador’s auto import rates are based on the model and make of the vehicle, its age, the reason for import, and the car’s overall value. It’s easier to get precise tax rates for your import when you provide the necessary information. Once you do, you will know exactly what you must pay before gaining import approval.

  • Depending on the type of vehicle, there is a Customs Duty of 10-40%.
  • A 15% VAT is applied to all vehicles.
  • Any vehicles older than 5 years of age are subjected to a 25% surtax if they run on diesel or petrol.
Joe Webster

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 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.

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