There are specific guidelines to follow when looking to export auto shipment such as cars from the US. US Customs and Border Protection has very strict paperwork you need to submit when auto transporting your car via ocean freight.
All the necessary documents listed below must be submitted to US CBP at least 72 hours prior to exportation. The container must also arrive at the port and be properly and securely gated in before the customs office reviews the paperwork. This gives them enough leeway to pull the container for inspection (if required) prior to sailing.
The following is a reminder of the list of paperwork needed for auto-shipments categorized by port in order to avoid shipping delay charges.
*Bill of Sale must include: vehicle description, purchase value, buyer & seller info and must be in professional format and notarized.
**If original title has a lien holder present though lien has been fulfilled, an original notarized lien release on finance company letterhead must be produced
A.Statement (on company letterhead) showing that the person signing has a position or is employed by said company and is authorized by that company to sign on their behalf to export stated vehicle(s) from the USA;
B.This statement/letterhead must be notarized in the state/country of origin.
File your export information via the Automated Export System (AES) or Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
Present the vehicle to CBP for inspection 72 hours prior to exportation. This must be accompanied by the Internal Transaction Number from AES.
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