By: Anonymous: buster england () Wednesday, 02 December 2009 @ 01:27 PM ICT (Read 7386 times)
can somebody please give me infomation on this issue. i am wanting to break down a yamaha raptor 700 quad bike and ship it to thailand,i am based in pattaya,maprachan lake area,ive been here 9 years now,and have 2 road bikes currently,but now want a big boys toy,not a school run moped,i have had a qoute already for shipping witch is very reasonable at £220. very cheap. as the bike breaks down into small units and only weights 187kg complete. i was told a few years back that it is cheaper if broken down into a disassembled package.any infomation would be valued and a big help
You not have to worry about import duty, as it will not be that high. Import it as farm equipment (which is what it is officially, farm equipment has special import duty). You will never be able to get a license-plate and register the Quad in Thailand anyway. it doesn't matter for a Quad how you import it.
When importing, make sure that nobody calls it a "bike" or suggest it is a "motorcycle", to the Thai Road Regulations it is not a motorcycle or bike, therefore you should not confuse the custom officers... It is FARM EQUIPMENT...
By: Anonymous: popeye () Thursday, 25 March 2010 @ 09:23 AM ICT
I would be very interested as how you get on with this.I live around the lake also and want to import a raptor here.This will be my second quad in thailand and with the mrs having family in gov up north they have said as long as it is road legal(indicators etc) they will get it registered here.It is in the pipeline in thailand for them to be made legal so am considering paying the import tax
I know a few people who have imported Quads into Thailand, and the smart once all imported them as Farm-Equipment, saves on import tax. With fine-tuned specifications like mini-tractor and other names, there is no problem for mini-tractors (Quads) to get license plates. But most people do not bother, as it costs a lot, exhaust-emission and road safety tests alone count for 60,000 Baht, and this is without the application for the green-book and license-plates (4-wheeler needs also front plates).
can the farm equipment(quad) come whole in a crate or should it be stripped down.I want to import from uk.Do you know what paperwork i would need or best to get an agent(do you know one).I appreciate all help on this.
By: Richard (offline) Thursday, 25 March 2010 @ 04:54 PM ICT
Importing a vehicle by yourself is never a good idea, on paper it looks cheaper, but in reality you save money by hiring a international forwarder company, with experience in motor-vehicles to do all the work.
A company I can recommend for motorcycle imports and customs clearance is: