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How to import a car from America to Qatar

By, 2017-09-06


The Qatari auto market is an open market in terms of prices, meaning that car prices depend on supply and demand. It is common knowledge that importing cars is usually limited to car dealers. But can someone import his own car from outside Qatar?


Qataris and residents in Qatar are interested in cars, their brands and models and are keen to keep up with the new in the auto market. There is also a special interest in cars imported from the United States, especially the cars with specifications that are not available in the GCC specs. Some people prefer to import cars from the States because of cheap prices compared to local prices.


Importing of cars from the United States to Qatar is a new field for end users. Some laws have been put in place, such as not allowing the import of cars with a model of more than 5 years, and other laws that govern and regulate the sale of used cars imported from outside the State of Qatar.


Importing cars from America to Qatar


Whether you’re looking for a larger selection to choose from, trying to save money on a comparable vehicle or perhaps realizing a life-long dream of owning an American car, buying and importing a car from the USA can be a worthy investment of your time and money.


There are a number of advantages in buying an American used car and ship it to Qatar. Depending on the model you’re looking for, it’s possible to save a lot of money on the purchase price. Additionally, because of the massive size of the American market, there are more cars to choose from. On top of this, it’s also possible to find makes and models that may not normally be available in your own country.


Where to look when buying an American car


There are many possible routes to follow when you want to buy and import a car from America. One great option is to work through a company specializing in importing vehicles. In most cases, they handle all the details for you. Buying this way can potentially save you a lot of time, money, and stress. If you’d like to buy the car yourself, the internet can be an incredibly helpful resource. There are several vehicle search engines that can help.


1. Auction Export is website that ensures a safe and legal business route for North American cars to the global market.


2. Carfax american used cars is a great place to start your American used car search. Every listing includes the vehicle history reported to CARFAX, like accidents, mileage, and number of owners, all to help you shop with more assurance


3. offers an extensive listing of vehicles by type, location, year, and more. Additionally, you can read reviews of the cars before you buy. When you want to import a car from the USA, this can help make choosing what to buy much easier.


Advices before you import


1. Avoiding scams: Some red flags for scammers include; sellers requesting Western Union money transfers, seller offers to ship a car as part of the price


2. Show me the CARFAX One extremely helpful tool at your disposable is the CARFAX Vehicle History Report. CARFAX knows every American used car and can help ensure the vehicle doesn’t have anything undesirable, hiding in its history.


3. Making the payment Purchase Tax The purchase tax (sales tax) is set by each individual state and varies from 0 to 9 percent. In general, the tax must not be paid when the vehicle is exported immediately. Use a secure payment method. Possibly the most secure method of payment is using an escrow service.


It can be both economically sensible as well as a fulfillment of a life-long dream to import a car from the USA. Checking the vehicle’s history in advance can save you a lot of problems down the road. Be sure to ask for the CARFAX before you buy. It’s also important to inform yourself of all local regulations regarding importing vehicles into your country. Be sure to carefully examine prices, taxes and import duty, shipping costs, etc. To import a car from the USA can be a daunting task. But by following this import guide, it should help to ease the confusion.

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