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Old 08-11-2021, 06:25   #16
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Re: US citizen in the US buying a boat in South Africa

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The mentioned 1.5% import tax has an exclusion under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which the US Congress has extended until 2025. It excludes boats manufactured in Africa and imported into the US. As the boat owner, you are the sole importer and responsible for pointing out to the customs official at your US port of entry that the exclusion applies and be prepared to support your assertion of the exclusion by gathering information before you set out. I can tell you that "refunds" are difficult to come by if you miss the opportunity to claim the exclusion upon first entering the US.
Here is the proof we plan to use. https://hts.usitc.gov/?query=sailboat
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