Cargo Shipping To Israel
When you are shipping cargo to Israel, you'll want to make sure you know your
status in Israel. The rules for cargo shipping to Israel vary depending upon your
status. Some of the special statuses for people shipping to Israel
include Oleh Hadash, Katin Hozer, Ezrach Oleh and Toshav Hozer.
Different rules for cargo shipping to Israel are associated with your status.
For example, those with Oleh Hadash status can import a wide range of items tax
free, and this includes two computers per family, and furniture for household
use. If you are an Israeli citizen who has been away from Israel for six years
or longer, you may have Toshav Hozer status of over six years which gives you
certain tax discounts on car shipping to Israel.
If you are a tourist visiting Israel, you can get a three month permit which
allows you to import a car to Israel without having to pay taxes. Those going to Israel
with A-1 Visas can ship a car to Israel or a motorcycle after receiving an
Israeli driver's license and a Personal Import License from Israel's Ministry of
Cargo Shipping To Israel and Restricted Items
Few items are actually prohibited from importation into Israel, but there are
restricted items which may affect a person moving to Israel. Prohibited items
include weapons, drugs and alcohol and live plants.
All printed material such as books and pictures, or anything that contains data
such as films, tapes, movies, video, DVDs, computer software and CD-rom/flash
drive need to be packed together and easily reachable by customs officials.
It is helpful if you pack all these things together with a detailed inventory
Regulations For Cargo Shipping To Israel
Depending in part on your status, household belongings can be
shipped to Israel duty-free with a few exceptions. If you are
moving overseas to the Israel, all your belongings need to have been in your
possession for at least 12 months to ensure you are not importing anything for
future sale (which would be subject to taxes). Tax rates are based on the
cost, insurance, and freight of the items, or the "CIF value." Tools, instruments
and camping and sporting equipment are not usually duty free but you can still
ship them. It is best if all items subject to duty are packed close together
during cargo shipping.
You can ship a car to Israel, however, certain types of cars
cannot be imported. Cars are not duty free.
Depending on your status, you will have to pay a varying amount of taxes which
are based in part on a percentage of the total value of the vehicle. You can use
your driver's license for one year once you arrive in Israel, but after that you
will need to get an Israeli license.
Shipping to Israel can be a straightforward and easy process if
you follow the country's import rules. Israeli import regulations are simple to
follow, especially if you plan ahead, pack similar items close together and have multiple
copies of your inventory. Keep the import regulations in mind when you
are packing and it will save a lot of time once your cargo shipment arrives in Israel.
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