International Moving

International moving is more complex than a national or local move. The fact that the household goods have to cross borders has two main consequences.

The first one involves customs. Not all household goods may be imported into the new country and typically, the destination country will impose import taxes. Those have to be paid by the shipper BEFORE the container is released and can be transported. This may require the storage of the container at high prices while in dock.

The second issue is that typically at the destination a different moving company will be used. Not all moving companies have good long term relationship on the other side of the world and this might mean communication gaps where the goods or the owner’s pocket might suffer.

Read more in our special international moving guide: