How it Works
1) Start by getting the cost. Enter the yr, make, model of your vehicle and pick your arrival port in USA.
2) Your car must pass United States EPA & DOT standards so it can pass US Customs. See the "CBP, EPA, DOT Info" info below.
3) 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. Our shipping prices are based on the RORO shipping method (not container shipping). The price includes ocean freight, terminal handling and customs clearance from point of origin, but does not include any fees at destination or customs entry charges into the USA. We can provide this service if requested. The same goes for importing from the UK.
USA Arrival Ports (departing from Germany)
Long Beach, CA
CBP, EPA, DOT Info
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.
Here are the EPA emission standards for importing a car from Germany. There is a detailed manual describing the emission requirements.
Import Duty For USA
There is no import duty for:
Import Duty for Everyone Else
Foreign-made vehicles imported into USA are generally dutiable at these rates: