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      04-04-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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Tyres from tirerack

Hi chaps,

I'm going to order some michelin super sports from tirerack. The shipping is 332.03. Some people are saying customs hit you with a fee or tax of some sort if you're import value is over $1000. Does anyone know what this is and what it will cost me?

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      04-04-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Hi chaps,

I'm going to order some michelin super sports from tirerack. The shipping is 332.03. Some people are saying customs hit you with a fee or tax of some sort if you're import value is over $1000. Does anyone know what this is and what it will cost me?

Cheers
Yes, if the value of the import exceeds A$1000, your tax will calculated inclusive of the freight charges too. So In your case, if the tyres are $1001, then the GST and import duty will be on $332.03.

I imported some tyres last year and made sure it was under $1000 just to avoid tax and charges. Ben at Tire Rack is good to deal with.

Look at the bottom of the attached page to get a good idea.

http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page5549.asp

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      04-04-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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Pretty much what aussiem3 said but just to clarify the Duty and GST is only applicable if the goods themselves are over $1000, so not including the freight.
Also Duty is not payable on the Freight, only GST.

One other thing to take into account, if the goods are not delivered direct to your door there may be Freight Forwarder fees, so charges to the company who are holding your goods awaiting there collection.
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Pretty much what aussiem3 said but just to clarify the Duty and GST is only applicable if the goods themselves are over $1000, so not including the freight.
Also Duty is not payable on the Freight, only GST.

One other thing to take into account, if the goods are not delivered direct to your door there may be Freight Forwarder fees, so charges to the company who are holding your goods awaiting there collection.
If the goods are manufactured in USA there is no duty as AUSTFA applies, GST is calculated on the combined value of the goods and freight. (I bring in quite a few items from USA) There is also a customs assessment fee Last shipment I had from Tirerack was delivered straight to the shop where they were fitted.
Given the fees and charges you will still save about 1K on a set of M PSS.
I asked the local tyre dealer to see how he would go and couldn't come near the price
Tire rack use FedEx so you have good tracking.
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Out of interest are any tyres manufactured in the US?
To ensure AUSTFA is applied does the sender identify the goods on the declaration or is it a given that customs will pick it up?
I'm assuming the additional fee is due to the 'paperwork' charge by customs & not the shipping company I.e. FEDEX as the door-door service shouldn't incur additional charges?
All being well I'll be looking to get some stuff from US so any costs saving initiatives appreciated ...
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Out of interest are any tyres manufactured in the US?
To ensure AUSTFA is applied does the sender identify the goods on the declaration or is it a given that customs will pick it up?
I'm assuming the additional fee is due to the 'paperwork' charge by customs & not the shipping company I.e. FEDEX as the door-door service shouldn't incur additional charges?
All being well I'll be looking to get some stuff from US so any costs saving initiatives appreciated ...
I think they must, there are certain brands of tyres Tire Rack will not export to AUS.
The extra fees appear as AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) on every import I've ever brought in. As far as I am aware all the paperwork is electronically lodged and the tyres are cleared before they land here.
Fedex will give you a call to pay the duties before delivery
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I ordered a set of 4 pss from tirerack just last week and they arrived a week later. To give you an idea of the cost...

$1700ish dollars for the tires including shipping, international bank transfer fees and exchange.

$200ish dollars for the customs duty.

$150ish dollars for the AQIS inspection (they need to check whether the tires are new, and don't have any dirt...)

All up it should cost you around $2000, still better than the min $2600+ you will be spending in Perth.
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Thanks gents!!
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I ordered a set of 4 pss from tirerack just last week and they arrived a week later. To give you an idea of the cost...

$1700ish dollars for the tires including shipping, international bank transfer fees and exchange.

$200ish dollars for the customs duty.

$150ish dollars for the AQIS inspection (they need to check whether the tires are new, and don't have any dirt...)

All up it should cost you around $2000, still better than the min $2600+ you will be spending in Perth.
How much was your shipping? I was quoted 332 to Brisbane. Tyres are 938 for 245/40/18 and 265/40/18. 1367 aud
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just ordered 4 235/45R-17 Continental ContiSportContact 3 XL for the E36 for $944.78 AU incl delivery and wire transfer fees.

with the e90 i generally order in batches as needed rather than replace all 4 at a time. bought 2 255/35ZR-19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport XL for 1,024.37 AU including delivery and wire transfer fees.

neither order picked up GST.
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Thanks gents!!
Mine were:

Mich PSS 255x 35 x19 and 295 x 30 x19.........

Quoted (not including GST)

FedEx International Economy 362.21 6 day(s)

The cost of the tires is $1188.00

The order is likely subject to a $40 inspection fee by Australian customs.

GST was not in this price but was not a huge amount

Because of stock shortage I ended up paying more and got Conti 5Ps, IMO they are not as good as the M PS2's I replaced and will be sticking to Michelin even if I have to wait longer next time.
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I've been quoted $1800 on standard size 19" MPS2 (delivered to Melbourne ) excluding taxes. Still cheaper than any local quotes.
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