Planning to import a vehicle from an American used car auction to Lithuania but don’t know where to start? EasyHaul can help you. This article lists key points to take into account when importing a used car to Lithuania.
Lithuania is a European country with a large used car market. Vehicles from US auctions are popular: used cars older than 10 years make up one-third of all registered automobiles.
Customs clearance won’t be a hassle with EasyHaul
After you’ve won a car at auction, you’ll need to find a reliable car shipping company to deliver your car to your destination. Auction yards typically don’t allow individuals to pick up vehicles from the yard themselves, often requiring a licensed tow provider to pick up the vehicle within a few days. To avoid storage fees, arrange shipping quickly so EasyHaul can pick up your vehicle as soon as possible. To start your shipping process, get an instant car shipping quote that’ll give you a price and estimated sail times.
How can I ship my car to Lithuania?
There are two alternatives possible. The most cost-effective option is consolidated container shipping. EasyHaul usually ships vehicles in a 40-ft container.
Consolidation shipping involves the time spent booking/loading multiple vehicles in a single container, which can affect sailing times. Another option to choose is single container shipping which is the safest and quickest possible variant. It is the best option if you’re looking for secure auto shipping suitable for vintage and expensive vehicles.
What regulations should I meet to import a car to Lithuania?
This Baltic country is a member of the European Union and has its own rules and regulations related to importing motor vehicles. Import requirements there are less strict than in other EU countries, though a few very specific stipulations have to be met while importing a car to Lithuania. It is prohibited to import a car manufactured more than 10 years ago. Prior to the shipment, the interior of your car has to be steam-cleaned. In addition, absolutely all refrigerants should be removed as well.
To import cars to Lithuania with EasyHaul you’ll need a government-issued ID or passport.
As well as in many other European countries, like Poland, cars imported to Lithuania are subject to taxation. There are two tax types in Lithuania:
- VAT (18%)
- Import Duty (estimated on the basis of CIF, 10%).
Vehicles under 7 years old equipped with either a 1.6-liter gasoline or a 1.8-liter diesel engine are subject to both 10% Import Duty and 18% VAT. Importing any type of car that is from 7 to 10 years old requires only paying VAT. According to Lithuanian Customs, VAT can’t be refunded.
Shipping times and destination
When shipping a car from the USA to Lithuania, vessels with vehicles enter through one port: Klaipeda. EasyHaul provides stress-free shipping to any location in the world. We can ship your car from both the West and East Coast of the United States, though the sailing times from the West Coast can be slightly longer. Sailing time from the East Coast is usually 16-20 days. You can use our online calculator to get an estimated shipping quote and sailing times. All you need is your vehicle’s VIN or stock Number, your destination ZIP code or address, and the vehicle’s origin location.
Select EasyHaul to avoid stress while
car shipping from the USA to Lithuania
EasyHaul is an international auto shipping company that guarantees shipments to any destination in the world. Getting started is easy. Just register with us and use our shipping calculator to get your guaranteed shipping quote for free. After you’ve calculated your instant auto shipping quote, we’ll take care of the rest. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us online or simply call +1 (360) 776-3596, 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST Monday to Friday, and our representatives will be glad to help you.