How to import a car to the United States by freight

How to import a car to the United States by freight

If you want to ship a car or other type of vehicle to the U.S., your vehicle must meet U.S. standards based on safety, pollution control, and fuel savings. Trailers, motorcycles and mopeds are also subject to all standards issued by the US Department of Transportation.


If your vehicle does not meet these standards, it must be made compliant or it will be exported. It is sometimes impractical or impossible to modify a substandard vehicle to meet all requirements.


Foreign automakers can certify whether a car meets U.S. standards. Additional information on importing vehicles into the United States can be found on the U.S. Customs website.


The U.S. also requires imported vehicles not to be contaminated with foreign soil before being allowed to enter the U.S. This can be done by steam blasting or thorough cleaning prior to shipment.


Some imported cars may be subject to a prescribed high gas guzzler tax. The tax applies to vehicles with fuel economy standards below 22miles per gallon.


Unless otherwise specified, importers of passenger cars, light trucks, motorcycles, and heavy-duty engines must complete and submit an EPA entry form to customs upon entry into the United States. Forms can be obtained from the U.S. Customs office at the port of entry.


If you are a U.S. citizen returning to the country and shipping to the U.S., you will need a reliable overseas mover or freight specialist to assist you with your ocean freight.


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