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Shipping Ports

Used vehicles are mainly shipped to the port of ST John's. Generally RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) shipping method is used for vehicle shipment, if requested a container shipment can be arranged.




Age Restrictions

No age restriction on used vehicles imported to Australia. Thus, Australians can import used vehicle of any age."

Right-hand drive vehicles

Australia country allows the importation of right hand drive vehicles that are 15 years or above on the date the landing.

There are several steps to import a used vehicle in Antigua and Barbuda

  • The Importer/Broker will prepare the warrant i.e. Customs Declaration Form using the invoice and Bill of Lading.



  • Once the warrant has been submitted to the transit shed a valuation officer will examine the vehicle to verify the cost of vehicle, and the quantity and type of refrigerant



  • When the valuation has been completed the refrigerant form will be taken by the importer/broker to the National Ozone Office for approval and documentation.


  • The next step is collecting the Environmental Levy form from the Environmental Protection Unit. Waiver of Environmental Levy determined based on the age of vehicle.



  • The warrants along with the supporting documents listed above can now be submitted to Customs for processing and collecting of applicable duties and taxes.



  • Once payment has been made, the Importer/Broker will take the warrant to be stamped by the Port Authority, which is located at Deep Water Harbour. The warrant is then taken by the Importer/Broker to the Deep Water Harbour Transit Shed, where the Customs Officer will verify the payment was made, the documents are then stamped and release to port authority, which is responsible for releasing the vehicle from the port.



Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Antigua And Barbuda

  • The duties and taxes paid determined by the applicable Tariff Code and the Customs Procedure Code (CPC).

  • VAT-15% of the total value of the vehicle.

  • Customs Duty- utmost 60% depending on the CIF of the vehicle.

  • Environmental Levy imposed- $6000.

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