Car Shipping from USA to Belgium
Relocating your vehicle to Belgium doesn’t have to be a hassle – let our team of experts make car shipping from USA to Belgium simple, secure and efficient. CFR Rinkens has over 20 years’ experience with car shipping from USA to Belgium and throughout Europe. Importing a car from USA to Belgium can seem like a daunting task, but our auto shipping specialists are there to assist you throughout the whole shipping process.
We offer various shipping methods to ship your car to Belgium from the states, including container and roll-on/roll-off services. Our recommended method is via container shipping, as you have the added security of your vehicle being fully enclosed. You can ship your vehicle to Belgium in a 20ft sole use container, or take advantage of our specialized consolidated container shipping, where we’ll securely load your car into a 40ft container with other vehicles. All containers are loaded using our modern steel loading system, instead of outdated wood ramps used by other companies.
We have multiple locations throughout the United States, so you can be sure to find a convenient shipping location near you. Our shipping specialists can also arrange for vehicle pickups. We are here to make your shipping process to Belgium as simple as possible – Request a free estimate here.
Our warehouse locations include: Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
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The Belgium Shipping Guide below discusses car shipping to Belgium from the USA. For general information and to view common questions about shipping a vehicle, visit our worldwide vehicle shipping page.
Car Shipping Guide: Car Shipping from USA to Belgium
What are the Car Shipping Costs to Belgium?
The cost to ship and import a car from the USA to Belgium can vary depending on your location and nearest departure port, chosen method of shipping, your vehicle’s model, as well as your final destination and slot availability.
Car shipping costs to Belgium may also include additional taxes. The amount of import duties and taxes payable when shipping a car to Belgium from the US is also determined by the details of your vehicle. While you will be assisted by specialists when preparing all paperwork and documentation for shipping from the USA to Belgium, please make sure that you have the latest information on import duties and taxes, which can and do change at a moment’s notice.
What ports we ship to
We ship vehicles to the following ports in Belgium:
How do costs vary based on the method of shipping to Belgium?
Roll-on/roll-off – Your car is driven into the shipping vessel, which contains a large cargo area built like a parking garage. This option tends to be the most cost-efficient, as you only have to pay port charges and customs clearance charges.
Shared container service – Multiple vehicles are transported in a single 40 ft. container at the same time. More fees are collected than with the roll-on/roll-off shipping option, but these fees are split between the various vehicle owners utilizing the container. These fees include a terminal handling charge, trucking charge, and unloading charges when the vehicle reaches a bonded warehouse, as well as, customs clearance fees.
Although you have the added security of an enclosed container, shipping will occur when there are enough vehicles to fill up the container – there might be a longer wait before your vehicle can be shipped.
Full container load – Similar to the shared container service, except that each 20 ft. container contains a single vehicle. You’ll have the benefit of a shorter wait between departure and arrival, but will end up paying more in fees.
Container loading offers a very high level of security, as your vehicle will be fully enclosed. Upon receipt of the vehicle, photos will be taken of the vehicle and loading process, after which, the container door will be locked securely. This ensures the vehicle won’t be accessible to anyone until it arrives safely at the final destination. Upon arrival, an agent will open the container and proceed to photograph and document the unloading process. Since the vehicle remains completely secure during the shipping process, clients may pack and transport other items inside the vehicle, although we advise load all items securely, as we will not be responsible for loss or damage of any kind.
Frequent weekly departures make this a faster shipping method than the roll-on/roll-off service.
We utilize an eco-friendly steel loading system for added security against damage, unlike other companies who use outdated wood ramps.
Additional Services for Car Shipping from USA to Belgium
Escrow services – We assist with the buying process and collect payment from vehicle buyers. After the vehicle’s condition is verified and all necessary paperwork completed, we collect the car and release the funds to the seller.
Sourcing vehicles – Thanks to our extensive network of car buyers, we help overseas clients who wish to purchase vehicles in exchange for a commission or additional fee.
Please take a look at our Rate Request page to obtain a quote for car shipping from USA to Belgium.
Things to Consider
Taxes and Duties
In our continuous pursuit to bring you the best shipping prices, our Belgium-bound cargo is actually transported in bond to the Netherlands border, where VAT is cheaper. Once cleared, cargo is delivered to our agent’s warehouse facility in Belgium where it is ready for pickup. *White glove door delivery is also available, at an additional cost.
If you have already paid sales tax on the vehicle in the USA, owned it for over six months before the import and have resided outside the EU for 12 months prior to shipping, you may be eligible for a VAT exemption. Vehicles owned for less than six months are not eligible and will have to pay import duties and VAT.
The amount of taxes and import duties payable when shipping a car to Belgium from the US will vary and depends on the details of your shipment – get in touch with one of our representatives today and we’ll help you determine the final cost.
Tax on entry into service and an annual road tax are also obligatory and are based on the type of vehicle. To find out the rates for these taxes, please visit the Federal Public Service Finance website.
Steps when shipping a car to Belgium
Below is a breakdown of the steps for shipping and importing a car to Belgium. While car shipping from USA to Belgium may seem complicated, our experienced agents in Belgium are ready to help you navigate through the whole process – from customs clearance, to vehicle compliance and calculating VAT fees. We are just a phone call away.
Step 1. Before beginning the process of importing and registering a car in Belgium, you must be registered in the national Belgian register, and have received your Belgian identity card.
Step 2. Vehicle Documentation
- European certificate of conformity
- Foreign registration
- Vehicle’s invoice (if necessary)
Step 3. Bring all of your vehicle’s documentation to the Customs Office to request a registration application form, which includes the vehicle’s properties and has a green “705 label”. This form is to be completed and stamped in situ.
Step 4. Vehicle Inspection – If you bought a used car, it must be brought into the vehicle inspection offices for a used car inspection to be carried out.
For vehicles that haven’t changed owners, the vehicle doesn’t have to be brought to the office – a simple administrative inspection will suffice. Make sure to present your vehicle’s documentation and stamped registration application form. Our agents are ready to help, and make this process as simple as possible.
Vehicle Inspection Offices
- 3 -9 Rue du Labeur – 1070 Anderlecht
Phone: 02/529 07 84
- 25 Rue de la Grenouillette – 1130 Haren
Phone: 02/240 73 50
- 118 Rue Colonel Bourg – 1140 Evere
Phone: 02/726 91 52
Step 5. Acquire a Belgian “civil liability” insurance policy through your insurance broker or insurance company.
Step 6. Submit your completed registration application to the DIV (Vehicle Registration Department), which can be submitted by your insurer or yourself.