The process of overseas auto transport is very detail oriented. As the shipping customer, you must make sure that the vehicle meets the country’s import restrictions. Some countries have high tax rates and strict import laws, making it almost impossible to ship a car over.
The Embassy of Italy is who you need to call to find out the import laws and tax rates.
Many international transport companies will offer free quotes over the phone or by submitting a form on their website. After giving them answers to a few questions, they will provide you with a quote. Make sure you tell them that you prefer shipping with the container method. Unless you provide them with some information, giving an exact price on the transport is difficult. Tell them about the car and where the car will ship to Italy from.
About the Container Shipping Method.
Container shipping services offer the ultimate security against outdoor elements during its long trip to Italy from the U.S. There are some stipulations for those using this method. The transport company will gladly explain them. However, there is another plus to this shipping service.
To make sure you have enough space for the car and whatever else you may ship over, pick the appropriate container size. The space in the smallest shipping container may be more than you need, so ask customer service for their suggestion. If you are moving with other people, see if they would be willing to split the cost of the container and space. All items packed away inside the shipping container should have the approval of Italy.
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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