Importing goods from USA to Oz

Submitted: Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 16:11
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I am considering importing an item from the usa to load my m/bike on my truck tray.
The item will be around $3000 so will be above the free threshold for private goods import.

Does anyone have any experience with imports and any ideas of customs duties etc.

Obviously if charges are excessive then it will not be a viable option.

There is a similar aussie unit but it will not fit in my situation as I also tow a 5th wheeler with the truck, so the bike will need to go on from the side .It is also way more expensive.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 16:26

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 16:26
Hazo,

What about a Lindsell Hoist? Aussie made, work well and prices between $1000 & $5000(big variation I know!)

Lindsell Hoist Ph: 1800 815 360 (No affliation, rah, rah)

We had one mounted on nearside front corner of long wheel base Canter, lifted bikes(honda 250 - 600's), welders, petrified wood stumps, avgas drums, you name it.

Can't help you with the duty info.

Bob.

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Reply By: garrycol - Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 17:49

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 17:49
I recently imported some wheels which were over the $1000 threshhold.

First - Add 5% import duties on the cost of the goods

Then add 10% GST on the total of the goods, the import duties and shipping costs

Then add $50-$100 Customs processing fee.

If coming in via sea freight - clearing agent fees etc would also be required.

So if the goods are $3000 and lets say shipping is $500.

Import duties will be $150

GST will be 10% of the total of $3000 (goods) + $150 (import duties) + $500 (shipping) so GST is 10% of $3650 = $365

Customs processing $100 (approx).

So on your goods of $3000 you will have to pay an additional $150 + $365 + $100 = $615

Insert you actual goods and shipping costs - oh don't forget these apply for couriers if you have sent it sea freight and you need a clearance agent then there will be their fees.

Garry
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 12:04

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 12:04
I think the 5% duty is only if the goods arent US manufactured, due to free trade agreement?
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 12:53

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 12:53
Good luck with that :-)
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 14:35

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 14:35
"I think the 5% duty is only if the goods arent US manufactured, due to free trade agreement?"

That's correct....... place of origin is the important part.
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Follow Up By: hazo - Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 17:57

Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 17:57
Thanks for that info Garry.
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Reply By: graham B9 - Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 18:01

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 18:01
Hi Hazo,

I am an Australian living in the USA and have shipped some things back for friends. Chev parts etc so I might be able to help. Shoot me an email to carlsp1000@gmail.com and give me some more details. Brand name and where they are located.

I am located in New Jersey.
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Follow Up By: hazo - Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 17:56

Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 17:56
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