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Old 05-16-2001, 03:46 PM   #1
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Arrow Importing... Pros, Cons, and everything else

So how does it work? Does it cost extra, as in, do you have to pay a certain tax to import? Customs? What all goes into it? Are there things I should look out for?

For instance... Say I was importing some wheels from the UK. Do I have to pay the VAT or is that refundable? What are all the steps involved to get the product in MY hands?


ps-I can't get these wheels stateside, believe me.
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Old 05-17-2001, 09:20 AM   #2
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US Customs imposes a tariff of 2.5 percent on all passenger vehicle road wheels or, if you're not bringing in whole wheels, on wheel accessories such as rims, wheel covers, hub caps, etc..

In the UK, when a dealer ships directly to you in the US, he is not required/expected to charge you VAT but you're responsible for the US Customs tariff. If you were to go to the UK and buy them yourself and bring them home with you on the plane, you would be charged VAT by the dealer but would have the opportunity, if you return to the US within 30 days after purchase, to apply for a VAT refund at the airport. Additionally, you and all the members of your family travelling with you could each apply their $400 duty exemption to reduce the value subject to the US Customs tariff.
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Old 05-17-2001, 09:48 AM   #3
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Yeah but the last time somebody tried to sneak a 22b on the plane I heard they made them leave their other luggage behind because it wouldn't fit in the overhead compartment.

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