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Importing costs
« on: November 02, 2001, 11:26:55 PM »
Does anyone know how much it costs to get a car imported from Japan and complied?? Ive seen a few damaged cars (soarers, s13's) that look pretty good and are priced fairly well so I just want to know if it would be worth it to import one.



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Importing costs
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2001, 11:36:29 PM »
Mail me

But shipping and all that **** is quite a bit.
20,000-50,000 inland shipping
insurance 3% (if you want it)
Roll on / roll off freight about 80,000 - 100,000 yen.

If you use a container, you dont pay the above freight you pay 20,000 THC (terminal handling charge) and usually about $875 US for a 20 ft container (1 car), or $1550 US or something like that for a 40 ft container (2 cars)

When in Oz about $500 misc customs charges and unloading charges etc, .. blah blah. that includes some for the customs agent you need to have organised.
15% on the value of the car
10% gts on all of it.

And then there is complaine and that vaires but skyline plates usually about $2000-3000

Be aware you need to organise you letter of complaince before you ship the car so you can get the import approval ASAP after you pruchase.