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Want to ship to Chennai from Philippines

Discussion in 'Asia' started by globalvisions, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. globalvisions

    globalvisions thefreedombiker.com

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    Hello I am considering shipping my klr650 to Chennai from the Philippine to tour. My Carnet expired a few months ago and I know India requires one. The bike is getting quite a few miles and it is not worth paying over $2k to get a new carnet so I would like to know if anyone knows if I can opt for a bond when I get to India or pay import duties based on a diminished value for a used bike? :norton

    Kind regards
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  2. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Try horizonsunlimited.com for this. Best site for m/c RTW travel info especially paperwork.
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  3. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    You can pay import duties at the port. Import duties ARE high in india. As much at 140%.
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  4. arn

    arn Been here awhile

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    Depending on age, duty can drop to a minimum of 60%. After which you will have to pay one time tax, octroi etc on the totaL ammount
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  5. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Thats news to me too :)
    thanks for chiming in.
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