By: Anonymous: Anonymous ()  Sunday, 02 March 2014 @ 12:23 PM ICT (Read 3719 times)  

" … which is about 216,000 THB (without import duty and tax) … " (from article The Harley-Davidson Street 750 Officially Launched)

So we need to add about 63% to that 216,000 baht to get the true Thai price?

By: news (offline)  Sunday, 02 March 2014 @ 12:39 PM ICT  

If you're importing a Harley-Davidson Street 750 from India as a private person you probably end up with 63 percent on duty and tax (maybe even more).

Thailand and India have a free-trade-agreement, and while motor vehicles are on the exception list and do not quality for zero reduction, a motorcycle as CKD (complete knock down), shipped as parts to a licensed automotive assemble plant in Thailand could create a much lower price per unit.

The thing is that we will only know what the real price for the Harley-Davidson Street 750 is when it will be officially launched in Thailand.

   

news


Group Comfort
Level:
: +34
Registered:: 27/08/07

Posts: 1913
By: Anonymous: Mark ()  Thursday, 27 March 2014 @ 06:01 PM ICT  

It's been suggested on another bike site that, in fact, there would still be a 60% tariff for the Street 750 (as outlined in the 'Integrated Tariff Database'Wink. Therefore the actual price would be closer to 345,000 baht.

Or does the 'Free Trade Agreement', if it applies to this bike, negate the 60% tariff?

By: news (offline)  Thursday, 27 March 2014 @ 06:25 PM ICT  

If the Harley-Davidson Street 750 will be sold in Thailand for around 345,000 THB it would be the cheapest big bike cruiser available in the market. The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 costs something like 495,000 THB, and while the new Yamaha Bolt 950 is a bit cheaper, the Harley-Davidson would still be more than 100,000 THB cheaper....

   

news


Group Comfort
Level:
: +34
Registered:: 27/08/07

Posts: 1913
By: Anonymous: Mark ()  Thursday, 27 March 2014 @ 09:07 PM ICT  

So the 216,000 baht mentioned earlier is incorrect and, in fact, a 60% tariff applies even though there is a 'Free Trade Agreement' between India and Thailand?

By: news (offline)  Thursday, 27 March 2014 @ 09:52 PM ICT  

Quote by: Mark

So the 216,000 baht mentioned earlier is incorrect and, in fact, a 60% tariff applies even though there is a 'Free Trade Agreement' between India and Thailand?



You can see that we always talked about the 216,000 THB as the price without import duty and tax.

   

news


Group Comfort
Level:
: +34
Registered:: 27/08/07

Posts: 1913
By: Anonymous: Mark ()  Friday, 28 March 2014 @ 12:05 PM ICT  

a motorcycle as CKD (complete knock down), shipped as parts to a licensed automotive assemble plant in Thailand could create a much lower price per unit.



This is what confuses me.
Even though there is a 'FTA' there is a 60% tariff but we might get a much lower price per unit.

As you say, the only way to know is to wait.

By: news (offline)  Friday, 28 March 2014 @ 12:17 PM ICT  

Quote by: Mark

a motorcycle as CKD (complete knock down), shipped as parts to a licensed automotive assemble plant in Thailand could create a much lower price per unit.



This is what confuses me.
Even though there is a 'FTA' there is a 60% tariff but we might get a much lower price per unit.

As you say, the only way to know is to wait.



As I said before, the free-trade-agreement between Thailand and India does not include motor-vehicles, which means motorcycles and cars cannot take benefit from the free-trade-agreement.

The story is a bit different from motorcycles with an engine size smaller than 250cc, but everything with larger engines will be subject to 60 percent import tax.

   

news


Group Comfort
Level:
: +34
Registered:: 27/08/07

Posts: 1913
8 posts :: Page 1 of 1
Advertising

Poll

How many times have you crashed your motorcycle in the last three years?

  •  Never
  •  Once
  •  Twice
  •  Three times
  •  Four times
  •  Five times
  •  More than 6 times
  •  More than 10 times
This poll has 0 more questions.
Results
Other polls | 8,361 votes | 19 Comments
TMEA MEMBER
Thai Motorcycle Enterprise Association
Events
Site Events
Wednesday 30-Nov - Monday 12-Dec
Motorcycle Thailand on Facebook
Motorcycle Thailand on Facebook
My Account