IMPORTING

Importing Requirements

 

  • The first step is to determine if the vehicle is eligible to be imported into the U.S. All the information on vehicle eligibility can be found on the NHTSA’s website by clicking here.
  • If the vehicle is eligible to be imported into the U.S. The next step is to make arrangements to bring the vehicle into the U.S., including shipping and customs clearance with a freight forwarder and a U.S. Customs Broker.  We are happy to provide recommendations on freight forwarder and customs brokers. Feel free to contact our office for further information.
  • After the vehicle arrives at our facility, AZ Euros will do the necessary modifications to bring the vehicle into conformity with NHTSA, DOT and EPA regulations. This generally takes an average of 90-120 days. When the vehicle is not equipped correctly or if it is in poor condition, there could be additional charges and additional time to meet compliance standards before it will be released by the NHTSA, DOT and EPA.
  • AZ Euros will require an up-front deposit to cover the cost of the import application plus agency fees. If the vehicle requires any special order parts to complete the conformity modifications, an additional payment to cover the cost of the needed parts will be due before the parts can be ordered. Any remaining balance must be in the form of credit/debit card, cash, wire transfer, ACH, or cashier’s check, personal checks will not be accepted for final payment.
  • The vehicle owner will also need to furnish AZ Euros with a copy of your liability insurance and physical damage insurance for the vehicle at the time of the initial deposit.
  • If you have any further questions please email import@azeuros.com

Entry Application & U.S Customs Fees and Charges

  • Any vehicle manufactured outside of the U.S., whether new or used, either for personal use, or for resale are generally dutiable as assessed by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency. Duties on foreign-made vehicles will be calculated using the purchase price of the vehicle, or the current stated value of the vehicle. Duties will be assessed as follows.
    • 2.5% on all passenger cars, MPVs, Trailers, and most other various vehicles and vehicle equipment.
    • 2.4% on motorcycles
    • 25% on all "Light-Duty" pickup trucks.
  • Along with the base duty percentages listed above, the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will also add a Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) of 0.3464% to any vehicle where duties are assessed. The minimum MPF fee is $27.75 and not to exceed $538.40.
  • A "Customs-Bond" will be required for any vehicle being imported into the U.S. The price of which will be calculated using the purchase price of the vehicle, or the current stated value of the vehicle. The minimum Customs-Bond is $100.00, and not to exceed $650.00
  • $590.00 fee is assessed for importing a vehicle under Box-1, Box-2a, Box-2b, or Box-8 on the NHTSA entry application.
  • $1,990.00 fee is assessed for importing a vehicle under Box-3 on the NHTSA entry application.
  • The value of a vehicle may be determined using Kelly Blue Book www.kbb.com or Edmunds www.edmunds.com. If you should need any assistance on calculating the value of your vehicle. Please feel free to email import@azeuros.com.

Documentation Requirements

  • Two overall pictures of the vehicle. One from the front corner, and one from the rear corner should be sufficient.
  • A picture of the "Manufacturers Certification Label". This label should contain the VIN, manufacturing date, and possibly information about the tires and wheels. If you need help determining the location of this label, please email import@azeuros.com.
  • A picture of the instrument cluster with all the lights illuminated at the same time. You will need to time this so that you can snap the photo during the first couple/few seconds after you start the engine while all the instrument cluster lights are illuminated, but before they all shut off. This is not applicable on trailers, or other vehicles that do not have an instrument cluster.
  • The current, or most recent title, registration and/or ownership documentation for the vehicle.
  • The complete address that the vehicle is being exported from. (If different than what is listed on the current, or most recent title, registration and/or ownership documentation)
  • The driver’s license, passport, or other official form of ID for the person wishing to import the vehicle, who will be listed as the “Importer of Record” for the vehicle being imported into the U.S.
  • The U.S. address that the vehicle is being imported to. (If different than what is listed on the driver’s license of the Importer of Record.) A U.S. address is mandatory for a vehicle that is being imported into the U.S.
  • If the "Importer of Record" is a U.S. citizen, and that individual has been issued a "Social Security Number (SSN), then the SSN will be needed on the POA, and for the "U.S. Customs Identity Form". If the Importer of Record has been assigned a U.S. issued SSN, then the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will require a photocopy of both sides (front & back) of the Importer of Records Social Security Card.
  • “Proof of address” for both the export address and the import addresses. The US Customs and Border Protection Agency will require something that matches each address that was provided, and is also addressed to the name matching the names provided. They also like to see something of some significance. I.E. a utility bill, phone bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement, tax return, bank/credit card statement, etc.
  • A copy of the “Letter of Conformity” from the original manufacturer. If you don’t know what this is, please email import@azeuros.com for some guidance on how to obtain one. A "Letter of Conformity" is only necessary for Canadian Citizens with Canadian Certified vehicles who wish to import their vehicles under Box-2b. If you are not a Canadian Citizen, or if you do not have a Canadian Certified Vehicle, or if you are not attempting to import your vehicle as a "Personal-Import" under Box-2b on the NHTSA entry application, then obtaining a "Letter of Conformity" is not necessary.
  • The date and location (name of U.S. border crossing city/town, or U.S. seaport city/town) for the most recent time and place when the vehicle crossed the border into the U.S.

 

Az Euros is a Registered Importer with the NHTSA, and we have helped thousands of customers import their vehicles into the US. The majority of vehicles that we import are Canadian vehicles, but we may be able to assist you in importing vehicles from other countries, provided that the vehicle has been granted eligibility by the U.S. Federal Government. Importing a vehicle can be confusing, and time consuming. AZ Euros will help ease the process, and get your vehicle U.S. Compliant for importation.

Please fill out the form below, and our Import Division will be able to assist you in your request.

 

 

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Contact us

To get ahold of one of our import specialists please email import@azeuros.com, or call us at 602-606-7412.