Shipping a car to the USA? Here is what you need to know

Shipping a car to the USA? Here is what you need to know

Interested in shipping a car to the USA? There are a few things you need to know. While the restrictions and requirements may seem intimidating for first-time shippers, CFR staff is here to help make the process as painless as possible.

Import Restrictions:

If the vehicle does not meet these requirements, you may still be able to import your vehicle, however the process may take significantly longer and could be a lot more costly.

Upon Arrival at USA Port of Entry:

Vehicles must be processed through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon arrival. Documents needed include:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Bill of Sale
  • Foreign Registration
  • Any other documents covering the vehicle
  • Completed EPA and DOT forms

An $800 CBP exemption can be applied to the value of your vehicle if:

  • You are a returning U.S. resident (Returning from travel, work, or study abroad)
  • The vehicle returns with you and is brought back for personal use
  • Vehicle was acquired during the trip you are returning from

A duty rate of 3% will be applied to the next $1,000 of your vehicle after the $800 exemption has been applied. The remaining value of the vehicle receives the regular duty rate.

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