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Australian customs duty limit
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If you live in Australia and are considering importing car parts etc.

Just be Aware that you do not have to pay import on items with a declared value of under $1000 AUD. If some one was to sent you parts as a gift then that same $1000 threshold applies. If you buy multiple lots of parts,wheels,transmission,break down the orders so they arrive in separate boxes with a declared value of under $1000 whenever possible. Just don't have 10 boxes arrive at the same time or questions will be asked. If you go over $1000 AUD you will attract duty and GST. GST is paid on top of any accrued duty.

If you have family or friends in the States that can mail items for you then make sure they always have a declared value of $1000 AUD Wink

If your cousin happens to mail you a John Kaase big block as a gift well thats worth $900 bucks Big Grin

Hope this little tip helps

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#2
Thanks for that Luke. I was aware that those rules applied.I've always kept it under a grand to avoid taxes.I still have found it's still not cheap to import parts into Australia. As you would probably know, the faster you want your goods sent here, the more expensive it is - slower is cheaper.

I think Lux has to get a bank loan every time he imports parts to his country. If you can afford to wait a couple of months or so, booking shared space on a shipping container coming to Oz is the cheapest way for large or heavy items i think. Try Californian Image imports south of Brisbane for a good contact in that regard.

http://www.calimage.com.au/

Cheers mate,

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Greg your right its still not cheap $300 + to ship a diff centre. Found the same currie centre here $209 bucks more. Will get it local now just for the convenience and take the $200 hit

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Glad to see you're not going to be the cheap bastard afterall! *G*

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