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We offer weekly sailings from ports in France to the USA

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from seaports in France to the USA. We offer RoRo shipping and additional services, to meet all your auto shipping needs to the USA:

Important info to Ship a Car to the USA:
  • Your car must pass United States EPA & DOT standards so it can pass US Customs. See the “CBP, EPA, DOT Info” info below.
  • When your car arrives in USA, pick it up yourself at the port. You can also opt for us to deliver your car anywhere in USA.
  • To register cars in USA it’ll need to be 25 years or older, unless the car originated in USA and is returning. Temporary auto imports into USA are available for other vehicles for up to one year.
  • Nonresidents can no longer import a private use vehicle into the USA for up to 1 year WITHOUT pre-approval from the EPA in advance of arrival. Previously, nonresidents could bypass the EPA and import a vehicle in to the USA for up toEPA Form 3520-1, Follow the instruction sheet on how to get PRE-APPROVED. Approvals take on average 2 weeks to obtain. Vehicles should not depart Origin Country before permit is authorized. 1 year without any approval required.
  • For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ΒΌ tank of gas.
CBP, EPA, DOT Info:

  • Need to know more what CBP requires? Learn here. Essentially, you car must pass US safety, bumper, and smog check (emissions). Make sure you can pass this before shipping the car. If your car cannot pass this, it will be exported back to Germany or destroyed.

  • Here are the EPA emission standards for importing a car from Germany. There is a detailed manual describing the emission requirements.

  • Here is the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety, Bumper and Theft Prevention Standards form. The car you are importing from Germany must pass the DOT safety standards.
Import Duty For USA:
  • Duty Free
    There is no import duty for:
    Returning U.S. citizens (short term)
    US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, US government contractors, US government employees.
    Non-residents may import a vehicle duty-free for personal use up to (1) one year if the vehicle is imported in conjunction with the owner’s arrival.
  • Import Duty for Everyone Else
    Foreign-made vehicles imported into USA are generally dutiable at these rates:
    Auto – 2.5%
    Trucks – 25%
    Motorcycles – either free or 2.4%
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in France for the latest information:
    Embassy of the United States, Paris
    2 Avenue Gabriel
    75008 Paris
    France
    +33 1 43 12 22 22