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cyber600
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2021 12:15 pm    Post subject: Import Duty on Old Tin?

Does any one know what the duty is on bring in old tin from states.

I am curious.

Has any one brought this type of stuff in before?
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peddro
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2021 1:19 pm    Post subject:

Sorry I don't have an answer but have been curious for a while about a similar issue as relating to whether the vehicle has a title or not. I've been told that if it has no title it can't be registered....????? A title is not needed when there's no engine/trans though.

Are you thinking of bringing in complete vehicles or panels? I'd imagine it'd only be GST you'd pay on the items....but then I import different stuff that has no duty due.
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cyber600
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2021 3:58 pm    Post subject: tarifs

yeah I was curious, if this tarif reductions would make a difference as someone told me if a vehicle is over 30years old there is no tarifs(duty) on such items. More curious on planning for my next project (get the current one finished first)

I just brought some tools in and got slugged GST and a 5% tarif from custom so I wasnt happy but I was pleased with what I got and it turned out cheaper then I can get it here.
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choco
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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 7:58 am    Post subject:

When you buy stuff from the US, it's free of Customs Duty if the value is less than $AU1,000 (for posted items) and $AU200 (for freighted items). Customs interperet this in their own way. If it's a gift, it attracts no Customs Duty. Most stuff incurs GST. Just add 10% to the value. Since the GST was introduced, the old Import Duty/Wholesale Tax has been discarded, whihc is good news because that was anything from 25% to 150% of the value.
Importing a car that is 25 years old or older is free of Customs Duty. You only pay GST on the value. You MUST apply for a certificate to import. You can get it from the Federal Office of Road Safety web site. There is a link to the FORS form on the CHRA web site (www.chra.org.au)
The Title is required for a whole car to leave the US. No title, no car. Titles can be purchased if one does not exist, but the title is probationary for 12 months and the car can't leave the US until the title is clear. Maybe one of our US mates can clarify this. When we imported Vicki's 56 Crown Vic from Seattle, the title had to be clearly displayed in the car and the VIN plate had to be riveted to the pillar. Once the car is in Australia, the title makes a good conversation piece that hangs over your bar.
If you import a car in pieces, be careful. Each item, down to the last nut and bolt, incurs GST. The paperwork is horrendous, but if the Customs guy is having a bad day, or you piss him/her off, they can declare that you have a shitload of parts, not a whole car.
Generally, though, it is a painless process and well worth the effort. There are a few places that can do the work for you (junkyard classics, Smith's freight in Castlemaine, among others) and they are worth the money as they have the experience. Go to the Customs web site for documentation on tariffs and charges, but I think you'll find that the information is sketchy and unclear. Calling them is best, if you can hang on to the phone long enough.
I have bought $1000s of dollars worth of stuff from the US on Ebay, Summit Racing, Jegs, Speedway Motors, Mancini Racing, private sellers, and only been slugged twice for Customs duty. Items shipped USPS are deemed "Freight" not post.
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enjenjo
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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 3:59 pm    Post subject:

There was a news article yesterday here that The US and Austrailian governments had reached an agreement to eliminate custom duties both ways, phased in over several years. I don't have particulars, but the duties are to eliminated on almost all manufactured products, there will still be duties on ag products both ways. This may be good news for all of us.
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Flatoz
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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 9:45 pm    Post subject:

Choco , your right about USPS as I have imported quite a bit of stuff lately, and you can get stung on customs bigtime.

The biggest problem is that the customs agent can decide at their descretion to 'adjust' the documented value of the item and the appropriate customs duty to what ever they want.

It is then up to you to prove otherwise!

They can then knock you back anyway.

Its a little like the ATO , who is really keeping them in check??

So you never know, it can be great it can be VERY expensive.

what ever you do DONT use UPS or FEDEX.

They couldnt track an Elephant outside the US let alone any parcel.

plus to add insult to injury they charge about $80 to deliver you article to customs to be assessed, which can be a nasty surprise when your not expecting it.

( this happens to be the same job that the post office will do for free!!!)

anyway that is life, and if you want the item take the chance, but dont think that it has cost you $X until you have it in your hot little hand.

OH and USPS surface is NOT 4-6 weeks, try 10 weeks minimum.

( I allow 12 weeks for surface delivery, just to make sure)
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old32
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2021 7:56 am    Post subject:

I just bought a triple manifold & carbs in from the good old USA via UPS
sender sent it as tool of trade value $100
I tracked it on the internet using its tracking number, got lost along the way, enden up in Vienna Austria believe it or not, I called their office in Sydney who said it was already back on its way.
Total time of travel 7 days. No duty ----Nuf Said.

(Started it up last night, idle a bit rough at this stage and I have to recurve dizzy but icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif all round)
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Popey
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2021 12:10 pm    Post subject:

No duty on old original tin. It does pay to iuse an importer however to get it handled and packed etc properly. You also have to have it cleaned etc.

I have had quite a bit of new stuff sent by post and very little of it gets picked-up by customs.

The best part is the level of service; most of the US firms are knowledgeable, honest, reliable and fast. The people in customer services generally know their stuff. They ship reliably and you can get stuff here in as little as four days! No middle men.
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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2021 10:54 pm    Post subject:

[I bought a setb of triples)
Hi Roy does thst mean that youre˙nbolting the seats again?
regards, Garry[/quote]
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old32
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Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2021 8:24 am    Post subject:

Yep, and took the rollbar out icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif
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jdaley
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Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2021 8:59 pm    Post subject:

Contact the Federal Office of Road Safety (FORS) in Canberra.

They will send you an application kit to import a vehicle into Australia. Everything you need to know is in the kit but generally you don't need any formal ADR approvals to import a vehicle over 15 years old, BUT you still need to apply otherwise you won't get it through Customs.

Your costs will be for the actual shipping and the Customs duty (based on the formula - Purchase price less depreciation for avery year you've owned the Vespa.) If that comes out to an unrealistic figure, they will estimate market value.

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