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Old 05-10-2017, 07:52 AM   #1
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OK, sorry to put this up as it would seem pretty straight forward to google but so far my enquiries about shipping a nice little '45 from Halifax NS to the UK have resulted in one quote of $1900 !!, I know I can ship a m/c from my doorstep and be crated for $850 UK to NS, otherwise the response is to 'immediately do nothing'.

Can anyone suggest a shipping agent/ co' in Halifax / Dartmouth , NS, Canada.

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I'll ask around for you...I know a guy who knows a guy...
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Try Autoshippers...they are based in the UK and ship containers back and forth to Halifax on a weekly basis. I Hope this is of some help.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:52 PM   #4
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It's quite steep, my panhead cost me over 3000 dollars to get from Atlanta to over here!
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Lots of overseas shipping firms dealing with vehicles seem to have a UK 'agent'. Avoid them if you can, speak directly to the local office in Canada and cut out the middle man. There may be a few more hoops to jump through but it will save you money. Any questions on customs forms etc., etc., if I don't know the answer Rhys will.
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I used Schumacher cargo
From the USA to UK
Maybe they do Canada too $800
Then taxes but you just fiddle the value
I think in the end cost about 1000


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you might find a household removals firm that does international house moves,...
I have been able to get ''part shipment'' space with them in the past shipping from UK to New York,.....
plus if you are shipping a bike to England for your own use while here on a Vacation you shouldn't pay import tax's or Duty as it would be a temporary import,
also if it is over 25 years old it should be tax free ...............unless the rules have changed since I last brought a bike over ..
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thanks for the input.

Goldie, Autoshippers are the ones that want to rush me US$1,900.

Previously enquired about shipping UK to Canada which is where I get the US$800 crated figure from.

Richbob, Schumachers look a possibility but are in the US which will have all additional complications and cross border customs a*se f*ckery.

Apart from my previous UK to Canada quotes I had an idea that for around US$800 you could ship from Cal' to UK so that is wahat I was expecting. Maybe like Rhysmort says I'll just have to bite the bullet and then do what Richbob suggests on the bill of sale figure to avoid taking such a large kick in the nuts when import duty is applied.

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I'll just have to bite the bullet and then do what Richbob suggests on the bill of sale figure to avoid taking such a large kick in the nuts when import duty is applied.Ta'.
A few years back I brought a Z1 Kawasaki to England,
I had paid $1000 for it, (at the time 500), then it was the going price for a Z1 stateside....
when it got here I declared what I had paid for it, but HM Customs were not having it,
they value vehicles at the Book price in England regardless on what you actually paid for it in the USA,...
they gave the Z1 a value of 2500 ($5000 !!), the going price at the time for a Z1 in England !! & hit me with shit loads of tax that actually ended up with costing me the same as if I had bought it here in the first place,
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well i did 1971 t120r
but i owned it and had a title in my name, value uk maybe 3000 i said 1000 (as i didn't want to rip the arse out of it)
no problems even had a discussion with agent about it (he said like 200)
who knows?
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:17 AM   #11
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My pan I used schumacher.

It came in about 2 grand I think maybe a little bit more here or there. But as they specialise in bikes I didn't mind paying it. Bike turned up in good heed. Be careful with BOS and title, my BOS wasn't fully ratified and they held it in NYC for 5 weeks..
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I had no bill of sale, wrote out my own, went through with no issues. Bike came from Atlanta, Georgia. Goes to show...
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Who is receiving it this end (UK)? If it is for you for vacation/temporary residence you shouldn't have to worry about getting a NOVA certificate (declaration of import duties), but if it is going to be registered in the UK you need to get that certified within something like 14 days or they fine you so much a day. Also if it is for you and you won't be here to get it from the port ASAP they will start adding storage fees and anything else they can get away with - this is one area that having an agent doing the work can pay off. If you will registering it here, a valid title (or the NS equivalent) stating the year of manufacture and stamped for export if applicable will make it easier to get registered. I've brought a couple of cars in from the US but in the last five years things have tightened up a lot now that government agencies have computers, some of which even converse between departments!

By the way, the zero import duty & VAT is only supposed to apply to vehicles over a certain age (25 years?) if completely stock. Lots of stuff has come in here in various state of modification without a problem, but it is getting harder to get away with, and they are inspecting more and more imports to verify their condition.
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My pan I used schumacher.

It came in about 2 grand I think maybe a little bit more here or there. But as they specialise in bikes I didn't mind paying it. Bike turned up in good heed. Be careful with BOS and title, my BOS wasn't fully ratified and they held it in NYC for 5 weeks..
Hey Rhysmort $2000 import taxes included or just shipping?!
I used Schumacher NYC to Le Havre, France, costed me about $800 for shipping.
Might want to look that route, then take a ferry...
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:52 AM   #15
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Good heads up on the NOVA declaration, yes I would intend to collect and register in UK.

Re declared value: before I even I had a chance to broach the subject of a massaged purchase price wit the seller he made it quite clear that the price stated would be the price paid. Apparently even as sellers the man has them running scared of not following procedure, as the bloke said "they even know how much your kids got in his piggy bank".

Trying a new shipper; Alliance. If the figures don't improve I will really have to consider if the machine is worth shipping back.
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Hey Rhysmort $2000 import taxes included or just shipping?!
I used Schumacher NYC to Le Havre, France, costed me about $800 for shipping.
Might want to look that route, then take a ferry...
Shipping it's a 54 pan so there wasn't import tax!
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:09 PM   #17
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...what about James Cargo?
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:55 AM   #18
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Thanks Reverb , they are UK based but I will give them a go. Never thought I'd say it but ' feck, it's the w/e' .

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