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Car Shipping From UK to Trinidad and TobagoCar Exporters UK is a leading vehicle locating and shipping company. We source, locate and ship motorcycles, Cars4x4s, Vans, Trucks, Minibuses, Buses, Coaches, Tractors and Machinery (including engines and car parts). Our services include SourcingPurchasingTransporting and Shipping new and used motor vehicles and machinery from all over the UK and exporting them to private and commercial clients in Trinidad and Tobago.

In addition to sourcing, locating, purchasing and transporting cars to Trinidad and Tobago, we also prepare all documentation needed at the Port in Trinidad and Tobago on your behalf and arrange for inspections in order to comply with your local import regulations. We also offer guidance throughout the process and are able to assist with clearing of your motor vehicles or machinery from the port in Trinidad and Tobago right to your doorstep.

Car Shipping and Transportation to Trinidad and Tobago

CAR TRANSPORTATION
(From your home to exit port)

We offer Car Transportation and Delivery Services to best suit your needs and requirements. We arrange for vehicles to be collected from your premises and delivered to the required port ready for shipping or at our storage facility pending a shipping date to Trinidad and Tobago. We have regular full and part load trailer that can collect your vehicles from the Car Dealer to the port of delivery in Mainland UK. Whether we are collecting a vehicle that we have sourced and purchased on your behalf or one that you have purchased yourself, the cars are fully insured when being driven or transported to our storage facilities or port on mainland UK ready for shipment to Trinidad and Tobago.
RORO Car Shipping to Trinidad and Tobago

RO-RO CAR SHIPPING
(From UK to Port of Spain)

Roll On/Roll Off (RoRo / Ro-Ro) Shipping is a method of sea shipping refers to vessels and vehicle carriers that are designed to carry wheeled cargo such as cars, trucks, trailer trucks, trailers or railroad vehicles that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels. Many Cars to Trinidad and Tobago are shippied using this method as it is the most convenient and cost effective method of getting your Car to Trinidad and Tobago. This is in contrast to Lift On/Lift Off (LOLO or Lo-Lo) Shipping which refers to car carriers and vessels which use a crane to load and unload cargo.RORO vessels have built-in ramps which allow the cargo to be efficiently "Rolled On" and "Rolled Off" the vessel at the port.
Container Car Shipping to Trinidad and Tobago

CONTAINER CAR SHIPPING
(From UK to Port of Spain)

Container Shippingis a popular method for shipping high value vehicles and classic cars or for those who want to ship their cars as well as some of their personal items to Trinidad and Tobago. We collect your vehicle or you can deliver to one of our depots. Alternatively we can arrange to deliver the container to your address and unload the container to ground level to enable the loading of your car. Any extra space in the container, including the inside of the vehicle, may be used to store anything else you wish to send with your vehicle. You can choose the size of container you want to send your vehicle in, to Trinidad and Tobago. There are Private containers which are 20ft in size or 40ft. You can also opt to share a container with someone else sending their vehicle to Trinidad and Tobago. These are usually 40ft containers.

OUR OTHER SERVICES

Due to our network of hundreds of motor dealers across the UK we can guarantee you some of the cheapest motor vehicle prices in the country and our direct connections with some leading shipping lines/companies means that we are also able to guarantee you some very competitive shipping rates for cars, trucks, and machinery from the UK to the Trinidad and Tobago Ports. If we source, supply or purchase vehicles on your behalf, then our quoted prices include domestic transfers/transportation, custom clearance in the UK, inspections fees, customs documentation, port movements to and from bonded area, boarding of carrier vessel, and marine Insurance.

VEHICLE SOURCING, LOCATING, PURCHASING, AND TRANSPORTING

We help you source, locate and purchase motorcycles, small cars, 4x4s, vans, trucks minibuses, buses, coaches, tractors and machinery (including engines and car parts) on your behalf from our network of hundreds of dealers across the United Kingdom and transport them to the UK shipping ports in preparation to be shipped to Trinidad and Tobago. The motor vehicles and machinery we source and supply to Trinidad and Tobago are handpicked and usually well above average condition. They are guaranteed true and conform to description on sales agreement. We only Source and supply Right Hand Vehicles available in the British Market. The Cars come with Service History, are certified to British Standards and are accompanied by Ministry of Transport (MOT) Certificate to this effect. The vehicles are HPI cleared before shipment (To ensure that they are not stolen Cars, Pre-Accident, have never been Flood Damaged and are not tied by any outstanding Finance Agreements) The Vehicles are also Valleted (Professionally cleaned to showroom condition) and are fully inspected by Engineers/Mechanics before shipment to Trinidad and Tobago.

MOTOR VEHICLES AND MACHINERY SHIPPING AND EXPORTING SERVICES

We arrange the shipping of your vehicles or machinery to the port of your choice in Trinidad and Tobago by Sea or Air shipping through the UK Ports of Southampton, Sheerness, Tilbury, Felixstowe and Liverpool Southampton, Immingham, Grangemouth, Harwich, Thamesport, & Hull. We can also arrange for custom clearance when the vehicle arrives in Trinidad and Tobago but for more information on this please see below.

AIR FREIGHT - CARS MACHINERY AND MOTORCYCLES

We also specialise in shipping vehicles by air. We have shipped hundreds of cars to locations around the world for various reasons including filming car commercials etc Destinations we ship to include Trinidad and Tobago. The main reason for shipping cars by Air include saving time or for extremely prestige and precious vehicles. We guide you through the entire process.

DOCUMENTATION

We collate and prepare all documentation needed in Trinidad and Tobago including inspection Documents, Log Books, Invoices, Bills of Lading, Marine Insurance Documents, Receipts and any other documents required for shipping to Trinidad and Tobago, and process these on your behalf.

SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

We provide full support services by email, over the phone, or in person throughout the entire process of sourcing, locating and purchasing motorcycles, small cars, 4x4s, vans, trucks minibuses, buses, coaches, tractors and machinery and arranging for their export to Trinidad and Tobago.

CONTACT US

Please contact a member of our team by phone or email for Roll On Roll Off (RORO) or Container Shipping Rates to Trinidad and Tobago. We can also provide you with further information and guidance regarding exporting vehicles to Trinidad and Tobago and the entire process from obtaining it for you to delivering it to your doorstep in Trinidad and Tobago. In order to book, please call us on +448455 480 175 above or email us at sales@carexporters.co.uk

Car Import Requirements For Trinidad and Tobago

MOTOR VEHICLES

The Person whose name the vehicle is to be imported and registered, must first obtain an Import Licence from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Port of Spain, to facilitate importing the used vehicle of their choice.

Vehicles must be less than five (4) years old from the date of manufacture, upon arrival into Trinidad & Tobago. For vehicles destined to be used as taxis, these units must be less than 3 years from the date of manufacture. Importing a used Maxi Taxi, though allowed, must also be less than five (4) years old from the date of manufacture, but require a Special Approval from the Transport Commissioner.

The applicant must advise the Ministry of Trade and Industry of their B.I.R. (Board of Inland Revenue) File number.

The imported vehicle must be right hand drive.

(A) Requirements

In order to qualify for any relief of taxes, the person must satisfy all the following conditions:-

The person must be eighteen years old and over, and is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, or was formerly a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, or has citizenship of two (2) countries, one of which is Trinidad and Tobago, or is the spouse of a person referred to in sub-paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) above;

The person is the registered owner of the vehicle for at least six (6) months prior to his return to Trinidad and Tobago; Must have resided abroad for a continuous period of at least five (5) years immediately prior to his return to Trinidad and Tobago.

Intends to reside in Trinidad and Tobago permanently; require the vehicle for his personal use;

Must import the vehicle within six (6) months prior to or after his return;

Must not sell or transfer the vehicle within two (2) years of its importation.

(B) Relief from Customs Duty

Customs duty is normally payable at the following rates:

Vehicles with an engine size not exceeding 1599 cubic capacity (cc)- 20%
Vehicles with an engine size exceeding 1599 cc but not exceeding 2000 cc - 25%
Vehicles with an engine size exceeding 2000 cc - 30%
Customs duty is based on the Cost, Insurance and Freight (C.I.F.) Value of the Vehicle.

A returning national can benefit from the relief of Customs duty at the following rates:-

where s/he is the registered owner of the vehicle for more than six months but not more than one (1) year, 25% of the duty payable. In other words the importer pays 75% of the duty payable.
where s/he is the registered owner of the vehicle for more than one (1) year but not more than two (2) years, 50% relief of the duty payable
where s/he is the registered owner of the vehicle for more than two (2) years, 90% relief of the duty payable. In other words, the importer pays 10% of the duty payable.

(C) Relief from Value Added Tax (VAT)

Value Added Tax is payable at a rate of 15%. It is calculated in the following manner:

15% of the C.I.F. Value + Customs Duty = VAT Payable

There is no relief from the payment of VAT in respect of a motor vehicle imported by a returning national.

(D) Relief from Motor Vehicle Tax

Motor Vehicle Tax is normally payable at the following rates:

engine size not exceeding 1599 cc Free
engine size exceeding 1599 cc but not exceeding 1799 cc – $ 4.00 per cc
engine size exceeding 1799 cc but not exceeding 1999 cc – $ 8.00 per cc
engine size exceeding 1999 cc but not exceeding 2499 cc – $21.00 per cc
engine size exceeding 2499 cc but not exceeding 2999 cc – $25.00 per cc
engine size exceeding 2999 cc but not exceeding 3499 cc – $30.00 per cc
engine size exceeding 3499 cc – $45.00 per cc

However, a returning national may be granted relief from the payment of Motor Vehicle Tax at identical rates in the case of Customs duty as specified in (b), (aa), (bb) and (cc) above.

For all importers:- Documents required

  • Customs Declaration Form (C82 Form) x four copies
  • CARICOM Area Invoice
  • Supplier’s Invoice
  • Bill of Lading
  • Import Licence
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Deregistration Certificate
  • T&T Passport, D.P., I.D. (For Personal Use) -or-
  • B.I.R. No. (For Trade)
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