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Old 22-11-2020, 09:33   #1
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EU Agent to import parts for 'Boat in Transit'

Looking for any recommendation for an EU brokerage/agent to help with importing parts for a 'boat in transit'. I want to quantify the costs, process and opportunities for doing so before I commit to actually doing it.

Note that I am aware of people bringing parts in as personal luggage and have done so myself. I want to explore the alternative approach(s).

The boat is in Spain under a TI. We will depart Spain before the TI expires. I am not in the EU now, hence cannot clear things through customs myself.

(I have searched through the forum for an answer to this but could not find one. If I simply missed the answer in a post please let me know.)

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Re: EU Agent to import parts for 'Boat in Transit'

Hi all. Bumping this thread to see if anyone can comment and/or help out with a recommendation.

I have sent off some requests to Spanish customs brokers I found on the web with no replies - perhaps just due to the Christmas season, or perhaps because I am not a big corporation....

And as a reminder, this does seem entirely possible in the EU. The noonsite web site (*) talks about it, and the Irish government tax site also includes documents that describe it. (my Spanish is not sufficient to search the Spain government web sites )

Anyone?

And thanks in advance!

(*) I acknowledge they are not an official tax source.....
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Re: EU Agent to import parts for 'Boat in Transit'

If you search for any of the following combinations, you are sure to find a company which will be able to assist you in this matter.

clearing agent / customs agent / customs broker in combination with "spain". Note that a company like DHL also offers such services when goods are sent through them.
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Re: EU Agent to import parts for 'Boat in Transit'

I had my US boat (TI'd) in southern Spain for almost 5 years, and I speak fluent Spanish. I could never crack the Spanish code on how to import items VAT free for a vessel in transit. But I did it in Gibraltar. It was dead easy. So easy that even if you might be in northern Spain, it would be worth a trip to Gib to take advantage of the opportunity.
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