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Hi Peeps

I would like to import a motorbike part from QC Canada into the USA and was wondering if any of you Worldly gentlemen knew if there are any import or customs duties to pay between these countries..

I know there is between the USA and the UK (they’re outrageous custom duties) but I haven’t got a clue from Canada in to the US..

Any clarification or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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J


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What bike is it John just moved my two bikes to the US needed to provide an original letter from the mfg showing EPA compliance. Is the new owner in the US? Since I was moving to the US had to provide my identification along with my US residency.

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I would say no, not on parts.

While I'm sure there are volumes of rules and regulations, I know from experience that when ever anyone ships me anything from outside the US, I've never had to pay any customs or import fees.
 

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like the CAG man said no Duty coming to the US.....

WHEN SENT BY THE POST OFFICE

you might get hit using FedEx, UPS, DHL etc

going to OZ you WILL get hit using FedEx, UPS, DHL etc but NOT the POST OFFICE

John, I've never paid a penny in duty on shipments
 

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UK Customs would put import duty and vat on a Red Cross parcel...feckers

Also when a parcel arrives in UK the agency inspecting and assessing for duty ( Parcelforce ) Charge you a fee for just looking at the parcel. That's in addition to the actual duty..
 

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Cheers Guys..

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Cheers guys for the info and clarification on the customs duty charges for parts being imported into the US..

There's a engine casing cover on Ebay Canada that I want to buy.. The cover costs $45 and the shipping quote is $65 to the UK.. I know shipping costs have gone up over the last couple of years, but $65 is taking the p*ss!

I was thinking it would be cheaper to have the cover sent to a friend in the US and then forwarded to me ( along with other parts) to the UK ..

What I didn't want to do is purchase the part and then have my friend deal with a load of BS import duty issues in the US..

From what you guys are saying, that wouldn't be the case and the part would clear US customs without any import fees..

Cool !


PS: Hi Richard... Glad to hear your move to the US went okay and hope you're settling into your new job..


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NAFTA was a pretty US centric agreement. Things go from Canada to the US easier than US to Canada. Depending on cost I've had to pay tax and duty on new things brought into Canada from the US. I think "Second Hand" parts are exempt from them, but if I drive down to Montana, fit a bumper, lift, and tires on my truck and drive back to Canada I can get dinged for it, if they want to be that way :jerkoff:

Never heard of the same issues with going the other way, we seem to encourage American shoppers with all but cheaper prices :wtf:
 

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Check shipping from the US to the UK. Even the post office, which used to be cheap as chips as you say, has gotten expensive. The most economical way to ship is USPS flat rate. But the tracking number you get is meaningless. There is no tracking on flat rate, and no guaranteed delivery date. Priority Mail international is the second most economical. You will get a tracking number. You are probably looking at around $40 to ship that way.
 

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Check shipping from the US to the UK. Even the post office, which used to be cheap as chips as you say, has gotten expensive. The most economical way to ship is USPS flat rate. But the tracking number you get is meaningless. There is no tracking on flat rate, and no guaranteed delivery date. Priority Mail international is the second most economical. You will get a tracking number. You are probably looking at around $40 to ship that way.
CAG... I got a load of stuff sitting in CA waiting to be shipped after Christmas is over...Wheel rims, workshop manual, kickstart lever assy, engine casing, the list goes on and on and on... I've bought a load of NOS parts and the best way to get it over into the UK, is to have it all shipped together in the same consignment package..

So you reckon Priority Mail International is the safest and best option ?... It that part of the US postal service ?

Buying postage in the UK has become the most expensive service, second only to Crack !... Actually, buying Crack or Gold is cheaper than sending parcels abroad.. Thankfully, I have a trade account with a couple of couriers and I can get shipping overseas cheaper than most over the counter customers.. But yes, shipping World wide has gone up almost double in the last 2 to 3 years.

I have a set of RAC50 radial forks sitting in my mate garage in Ione.. He is struggling to get a reasonable shipping quote to get them to the UK, so could you help out later on next year to get them over to the UK, if I have them sent over to you CAG ?

I'll try once more to sell them over there, but if that doesn't work, I might as well have them here..


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John;
postage has gone way up especially under a pound

'flat rate' boxes are good if you put enough weight in them.....usually the medium ones are better over 8 pounds, at 4 pounds they cost almost double

here is the USPS rate calculator;
http://ircalc.usps.com/Default.aspx?country=10143

after you give weight and size they will start with the expensive ways the cheaper are in the blue bands at the bottom......click on them

remember they all go in the same plane:naughty:

real tracking is stupid expensive.....internationally they scan the Customs tag on everything

haven't lost anything yet.....

your chain breaker holds the slow record.....by a few days the other was to the Channel Islands:jsm:

If all your stuff is in one place go to a shipper......but your Customs won't give you any KY :jsm::jsm::jsm:

Mitch sent me 10 hubs.....though the PO .....no duty:drummer:

I've never paid a dime on international shipments
 

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Cheers Noel for the info


My mate Dom in Ione tried sending this set of RAC50 forks to the UK a couple of years ago, and at the time told me that his local post office apparently said the consignment box was over their regulation size for shipment... I don't know what that means, but in the end the forks are still sitting in his garage..


I'll run another offer add after Christmas and if no one wants them, I'll either ask Dom to advertise them on Ebay USA or ask one of you guys to help me get them shipped over to here..


Over here in the UK there are specialist multi courier shipping agents that you can log onto their web site and compare the cheapest shipping quote from a list of 5 to 10 World wide couriers..

I don’t know if you guys in the US have the same option ?


Maybe, I can convince Joe to bring them home as hand luggage on one of his trips over to the US..:laughing:


As far as that engine casing cover in Canada, in the end my mate bought a NOS cover from a dealer called Archway Motorcycles in the US.. These guys are fantastic for NOS parts and they have reasonable prices.. Ade.. Are you reading this ?... if you are… get in there for your KH500 gear..

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the max Post package size for most countries is 108" length + girth.....

so your forks should be no problem, especially if its just the legs, have him zip tie them together side by side reversed with Styrofoam blocks in between wrap bubble pack around them and Styrofoam blocks on the ends, then cut a box down to fit.....or have him send them to me UPS, I have more shipping tricks......ask Mitch, I showed him how to ship hubs

you know the big copper colored box staples?

I have the air stapler for them because;
1. it makes strong boxes:yo:
2. Customs doesn't like to open the boxes, because they wreck their razor knives:naughty:

been doing this for a long time:smoking:

But the fucktard OZ Post max size is 79", Japan has a max length of 42"

you know the alloy MV sign set? the 37 Voltes is 23 3/4" x 23 3/4"......box that and 2 others for Rob Rossi in OZ and stay under 79"

what a PITA


to me its a game.....I will beat the PO and your Customs just for fun


are they in the US or Canada? Internationally UPS is ~$100 a pound to ship, I don't know about Canada to US shipping via UPS
 

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John;
the max Post package size for most countries is 108" length + girth.....

so your forks should be no problem, especially if its just the legs, have him zip tie them together side by side reversed with Styrofoam blocks in between wrap bubble pack around them and Styrofoam blocks on the ends, then cut a box down to fit.....or have him send them to me UPS, I have more shipping tricks......ask Mitch, I showed him how to ship hubs

you know the big copper colored box staples?

I have the air stapler for them because;
1. it makes strong boxes:yo:
2. Customs doesn't like to open the boxes, because they wreck their razor knives:naughty:

been doing this for a long time:smoking:

But the fucktard OZ Post max size is 79", Japan has a max length of 42"

you know the alloy MV sign set? the 37 Voltes is 23 3/4" x 23 3/4"......box that and 2 others for Rob Rossi in OZ and stay under 79"

what a PITA


to me its a game.....I will beat the PO and your Customs just for fun


are they in the US or Canada? Internationally UPS is ~$100 a pound to ship, I don't know about Canada to US shipping via UPS
Hi Noel

The forks are in Ione in California at my mates house.. They came from FBF in the US and are still all wrapped up in their shipping box.. I can't see this box being any bigger than the actual fork size..

I suspect my mate Dom hasn’t got much experience in shipping stuff overseas. I’ll wait until the new year Noel and give you a shout if I can’t sell them over there in the US..

Cheers
John

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