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Shipping my bike back to the Philippines

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Andiflip, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Andiflip

    Andiflip Adventurer

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    I bought a new GSA 1200 in 1980 in Manila , drove it for around 6 months in the RP and was transferred to Muscat, Oman,, i brought the bike with me here and am now moving back to the Philippines in the next few months. Does anyone know if i have to pay duty to bring it back to the Philippines and if so how much approximately.??? thanks guys:D :freaky
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  2. deepstar

    deepstar Adventurer

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    You should give it to an expat in Oman as a leaving gift :rofl
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  3. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Contact Micheal at MBs Garden Inn at Cebu . He will know. Web www.mbs.ph or ring reception +63 915 7419236 and they will give u his mobile no . There is a lot of large import bikes there. Cheers Toddy
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  4. axus_auto

    axus_auto n00b

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    Oh dear, you must really love the bike ...
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  5. Mountain Cruiser

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    I think the lack of answers is do to there not being a one size fits all answer. There are variables in the equation that can not be estimated until you are knee deep in alligators, if you know what I mean. :evil

    You'll need a good frieght forwarder to get the bike there and then a really good customs agent. Even then there are "variables" that may raise there head.

    Riceman
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  6. YnotJP?

    YnotJP? Long timer

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    I know a fellow who imported a Harley from Japan, he said he had no problems, and said that was because he got Pior Approval from Customs to bring it into the Philippines.

    I don't know, because I had all kinds of problems (read here, paid lots of money, and took months) when I imported a Jeep Wrangler from the USA.
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  7. 250txc

    250txc Husqvarna Dirtbike Rider Supporter

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    Did you get your bike back into the country?
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  8. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    I have just returned home from Cebu and was told the best way to import a bike is to strip it and put in in Balikbayan boxs , i asked what happens if u get caught, give it to them as its cheaper to loose the bike than pay the duty was the answer . Cheers Toddy
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  9. 250txc

    250txc Husqvarna Dirtbike Rider Supporter

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    I imported my Husky last year and it was expensive and I am told now that the tax is 100% of the cost but the story always changes here ...

    I'd just buy a bike here and sell it wen leaving ... I might can help you as I live here now ... Just send me a PM ...

    The requirements and pay is sort of like this for importing a bike here for staying, as I did with my Husky ... you are a little different as you want to import and take your bike back in a few months so the 13a visa probably will not apply ...

    1) Must have a 13a visa -- but this can be waiver for a price
    2) original title of bike
    3) import taxes --- cost once was ~35% of new cost of bike but I am told now it is 100% so not sure ..
    4) there will be a few other smaller charges for moving the bike around on the pier and such ...

    I'd too bad this place makes bringing a bike so much of a big deal ... The riding here is great ...
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