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How To Ship Your Car To The Philippines & Why You Shouldn’t

(@marco-expat)
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Want to ship your car to the Philippines ? Importing a car here is complex and loaded with paperwork. Read this step-by-step guide to avoid hassles and fines.

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(@Michael Clark)
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so roughly 6k to ship and all the taxes but its the same or more to buy the same car locally


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Michael,

Unless you are thinking of something exotic or rare, it will be significantly MORE to bring a car in than to purchase locally. You can see a real-world example on tax costs in the link below.

https://nomadicfire.com/ship-your-car-to-the-philippines#tax-reason


   
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Hi Marco that was impressive take back thank you for sharing. I would never bring a vehicle to Philippines. But i have looked around for Jet Skis and Ski Boats and prices are ot of hand. In USA you find a good but used Ski Boat or Jet Ski for around 5,000 US dollars. The same Fiberglass Boat similar but not original made (made in the backyard) in Philippines would cost 1.8 million php. I'm tempted on shipping a Boat but I can imagine the headaches. Are there any companies that will do the Taxes and registration for a fee like a legal Fixer.


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi David,

Thanks for the feedback. I've never looked into bringing a boat into the Philippines, but wow, that price difference is big. Let me check with my network and see if I can get you a contact on importing a boat.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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 Jay
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Hi Marco do you have any shipping company in mind you can refer to us?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Jay,

Will you be shipping any of your other belongings to the Philippines or just your car? The international moving company I work with recommends combining the shipments together into a single shipping container to save costs. If you would like a free quote to move everything I can introduce you to a specialist to discuss all the options when moving to the Philippines. Let me know.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@Ryen E Tarbet)
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Same question as Jay --- I cannot find ANY shipping lines. Can you please list a few?

Absolutely superb post!!!! Thank you!!!


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Ryen,

One of the reasons you are having problems is that importing a car to the Philippines is so expensive, literally many people abandon their cars at customs, rather than pay the taxes.

Many shippers don't bother responding to an RFQ (requests for quotes), because they consider it a waste of time as the client almost never accepts the price.

With that in mind, I can ping my network, but realize that the import duties and taxes will likely more than the value of the car. Are you okay with that?

Sorry it isn't better news.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@JaeMIn Lee)
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Hi
Just one question.
How can I take used car(almost 7 years old car) from South Korea to the Philippines?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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You can get some quotes to ship your car to the Philippines using this link

Follow these directions to add a car to your international moving quote.

1) In order to get a quote for a car, select either complete household or part of household as the moving size.

2) Use Complete Household if you plan on combining your car with household goods.
3) Use Part of Household if it’s only a car.

4) In the remarks field write exactly what you plan on moving. Ensure you note down type of car, so our system matches you with a proper mover.

5) Fill out your contact details to get no-obligation quotes from 5 International Moving Companies

6) Sit back and wait for the shipping quotes to get emailed to you. Easy-Peasy!

Let me know if you have any questions.
Cheers,

Marco


   
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 ryan
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How much will it cost me to ship my Tesla to the Philippines considering this is non-piston vehicle? Will the government incentivize my car as part of the Environmental promotion for clean air and sustainable energy?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Ryan,

I am unaware of any tax breaks or incentives for electric vehicles. I suggest asking the Bureau of Customs for help calculating fees and import duties to import your Tesla.

Send the

Make
Model
Year
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), or
Chassis number

Directly to the Bureau of Customs at [email protected].

See what they say.

Good Luck.


   
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(@Steven Jenkins)
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Marco,
I'm also interested in shipping a boat to the Philippines for the same reasons mentioned above by David. Mine would be an 18ft dive boat on a trailer. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Aloha,
Steve Jenkins


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Steve,

I'm sending you an email now with details. Reply here if you don't receive the message.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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