import a car from Japan

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 21:21
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I would like to buy a car BMW 5 series from Japan...do you know how much I'll pay custom duty or which site I have look to get the right answer
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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 21:41

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 21:41
what year ?
I imported 12 cars last century, in 2 containers...

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: Secret Mens Business - Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 22:27

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 22:27
Danntsi the BMW 5 Series is notorious for expensive repair bills and parts once the vehicle has done 150,000Kms or over. Be careful on what you buy.?
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Reply By: Mandrake's Solar Power- Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 23:24

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 23:24
danntsi - You will have to pay 5% Customs duty on the purchase price ( less ocean freight if included ) and 10% Import GST on the total of Freigth Cost of vehicle and the Duty !!

You will also need an Import Permit from the department of something and transport before buying the vehicle and It will probably have to be de-gassed ( Aircon ) otherwise you up for $$$$ to the department to have it removed in Oz..

You also need the services of a good Customs Broker to get it through Customs and Quarantine for you - Oh yeah Quarantine - probably have to be vacuumed and steam-cleaned on arrival -- another few hundred $$$ ..

If you want to know anymore visit Dep't of Infrastructure Transport etc ..

Rgds

Steve ( Licenced Customs Broker by day - Solar seller by night !! LOL )
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Follow Up By: danntsi - Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 00:33

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 00:33
thank you so much, Steve, for the info gave mi...it's very helpful...
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 07:02

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 07:02
Unless things have changed I think any import has to be 15 plus years old unless you are moving back to Australia with it.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 07:13

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 07:13
Private imports are possible if you have owned and continuously used the vehicle overseas prior to import. They will check the owners passport to verify that you have been with the vehicle continuously for the required period.
You may then need to change certain items like seatbelts etc to comply with ADR's if they do not have the correct compliance on them.
You cannot just import a vehicle model if it was ever sold here.
Certain vehicles can be imported under the RAWS/SAWS scheme but you need to talk to DOTARS and the person who does the RAWS/SAWS for that vehicle prior to import.
The 15 year rule stopped at MAY 1989. Anything newer must be either a private import or under RAWS/SAWS.
Anything older than 30 years old can be imported, registered and driven as is without mods or restrictions, DOTARS import approval still has to be gained first though.
EVERYTHING must be approved and sorted out BEFORE the vehicle is shipped to OZ otherwise you will be re exporting it.
Peter
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Follow Up By: danntsi - Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 17:46

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 17:46
that i didn't know...thank you so much for the information gave me...
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Reply By: Simon C - Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 10:55

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 10:55
You will also need (Some items listed above)
A) Vehicle Import Approval from DOTRS
B) Permit to import Air Conditioner from Dept of Environment, or evidence that the unit has been evacuated.
C) Permit to import used equipment (Customs Department)
D) VIN submited to the NEVDIS System for registration purposes

regards
Simon
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Follow Up By: danntsi - Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 17:49

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 17:49
thank you Simon, you make for me the picture clear up
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