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Importing from America
« on: January 21, 2007, 06:47:04 AM »
I was considering importing a motorcycle from America. I would appreciate any advice regarding costs, hazards and if possible any recomendments of companies that have been tried and tested.

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Re: Importing from America
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007, 05:49:52 AM »
try Peters and May at Eastliegh I know they have exported but not if they have imported

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Re: Importing from America
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007, 07:45:27 AM »
I've imported a few machines, but now the rules have changed in as much as you have to pay 6% import duty and 17.5% vat on the total amount, that is, including shipping charge, eg £2000 bike, shipping £500 = £2500 + 6%= £2650+17.5%= £3113, plus approx £80 in extra charges, unloading cargo and paperwork, then you have to either collect in person or pay someone to deliver. This is only for post 1954 machines.

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Re: Importing from America
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007, 11:12:20 PM »
thanks guys.

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Re: Importing from America
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007, 10:00:16 PM »
 i've recently been quoted 625GBP for an uncrated H-D that I am importing.. this price includes clearing charges here in the U.K. registration etc is up to me.

I've managed to get someone to crate it for me.. but the shipper were happy to do it for an extra 250. They were also willing to pack the crate with some other bits and my tools etc.

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Re: Importing from America
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007, 05:59:08 AM »
¿any ideas as to costs to ship to Spain from USA? ¿or gernamy?France?

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Re: Importing from America
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 05:25:56 AM »
If you are importing a vehicle of any description over 50 years old call your local HM Customs office and ask for application for a Binding Tariff Agreement (BTI) this way all you will pay is 5 or 6% reduced VAT and no import duties. You will however still be up for admin costs at the UK docks. Hope this helps folks ;)

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Re: Importing from America
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2007, 05:36:30 PM »
Since my last post on this thread I have dealt with a company in Derbyshire which also has an operation in the US, they will ship a bike from California for £250.
If interested PM me for phone number and you can have a chat with them direct.  ;)