Navigating Vehicle Import in The Bahamas with R.H. Curry & Co

published on 16 February 2024

Welcome to the official blog of R.H. Curry & Co, your trusted partner for all your vehicle import and clearance needs in The Bahamas!

With years of expertise and a dedicated team, we understand the complexities and challenges of importing vehicles. Our goal is to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. In this post, we will guide you through the entire process, showcasing how our services can save you time, money, and unnecessary stress.

Understanding the Vehicle Import Process

The first step in importing your vehicle into The Bahamas is ensuring all necessary documents are in order. At R.H. Curry & Co, we start by receiving your documents. First, we will need to collect the original Bill of Lading from you. If the original is not available, we can also receive a surrendered copy from the Shipping Company via email. If providing us with the original B/L, we will keep the 'first original' and stamp & sign the 'second original' to return to you. This crucial step ensures that we can act on your behalf efficiently.

Landing Fee and Brokerage Services: Tailored to Your Needs

We require a landing fee of $340.00 (VAT Incl), after which you can decide to leverage our comprehensive brokerage services. We offer two primary services tailored to meet diverse needs and budgets:

  • Full Clearance Service: Ideal for clients seeking an all-encompassing solution. This service includes accurate duty calculation, payment of customs duties, complete handling of documentation, and ensuring your vehicle is ready for pickup. We offer two convenient options:
  • Arawak Cay Collection: For a service fee of $150.00 (VAT Incl), we handle everything, and you collect your vehicle directly from Arawak Cay.
  • Vehicle Delivery to Mailboat: Specifically designed for our family island customers, this option, for a service fee of $330.00 (VAT Incl), ensures your vehicle is delivered directly to the Mailboat, ready for shipment to your location. It is worth noting that we can also pre-pay the mailboat freight on your behalf, which will be added to the standard $330.00 service fee, or you can choose to pay the Mailboat charge yourself upon vehicle collection. We cater to your convenience and preferences!
  • Submission Only Service: Perfect for clients who prefer a more hands-on approach. For a fee of $60.00 (VAT Incl), we submit the entry into the Bahamas Customs shared database, and you manage the remaining import and clearance process.

Why Choose R.H. Curry & Co?

Our approach is client-focused, ensuring a personalized service tailored to your unique needs. We understand the local landscape and are equipped to navigate the intricacies of Bahamian customs and import regulations, ensuring a smooth and efficient process. Additionally, our berthing services provide comprehensive support for your vehicle's arrival, from securing the berth to interacting with harbor authorities and on-the-ground support for mooring and unmooring.

Making Vehicle Importation Easy and Efficient

At R.H. Curry & Co, we are committed to providing an efficient, reliable service that caters to all your vehicle importation needs in The Bahamas. Our experienced team is here to guide you through every step, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

For more information on our services or to start your vehicle import process today, visit our website or contact us directly. Let R.H. Curry & Co be your gateway to a stress-free vehicle importation experience in The Bahamas.

- PR & Marketing, R.H. Curry & Co. Ltd

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