Originally Posted by sailorbluehawai
We would like to ship some solar panels
and a watermaker
from the US to Australia.
When I used to live on a boat in the Caribbean
we would often address spare boat parts we were shipping with "Yacht in Transit" in the address and often save on duty and customs.
Yes you can ship as "Yacht in Transit" but you do actually have to really be a "Vessel in Transit" and have a definitive leaving Australia date.
You have to provide the following to the custom clearance agent whom is to clear the goods:
Name of Vessel
Date of Arrival of the Vessel
Date of Departure of the Vessel
Port Code of where the Vessel is going to dock
The Establishment ID code
Contact Person at the Wharf ( Including cell number)
of Vessel After Australia
S77G Custom Approved Warehouse
If you do not meet the above criteria, then you need to pay customs and GST on the total invoiced amount, including freight cost.
The actual customs amount is based on the goods type being imported.
The Australian customs web site provides the % fee on goods ,you have to look for the description. Or ask a custom broker to help you. UPS / FEd ex etc will bill you before they release the goods from their bonded warehouse.
We recently paid $AUD276 duty on $AUD1800 worth of goods including transportation from the USA. Arrived in 7 days ex East Coast
USA retailer (Defender) Still 2/3 cost of Australian retail
- not that anyone had what we wanted in stock despite advertising ex Australian warehouse....