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  • The Procedures:

  

To U.S. Importing Process:

These scooters are more than 30 years old, pre-1969 . There will be no duty tax on them.

 Steps: When scooter comes to Long Beach CA Port or any USA ports , the shipping company  in U.S. will notify you of your scooter’s arrival by sending you a “ Arrival Notice” officially letting you know your crate has arrived, and giving you the time period you need to pick it up in (about 10 days). You simply take the documents they send you to the 8th floor of the office building at 301 E Ocean Blvd. in Long beach (plenty of parking). When you get out of the elevator, go to the "Informal Arrival" counter that you can see immediately upon exiting the elevator. They will "clear" your crate and stamp your documents. Take these to the warehouse nearby, (about three miles away), and after parking on the side of the building where you enter the gate, you take your paperwork to the office, (bring a copy of the payment you send to the freight company just in case) and they will have someone load your crate into a van or pick-up truck. This cost about $35.00. (I don’t know if they will let you and a friend load it from the dock or not… maybe you will not have a loading fee). If you cannot pick-up the crate, the shipping company will have someone that can act as your broker, and freight forwarding to your address can be done through them over the phone. (Also, before you go to pick-up your scooter, be sure to call to check that the freight company has sent the warehouse the paperwork releasing your crate (proof that you paid the fees) and you pay for shipping fee ( and other fees) by sending them a check .   

NOTE:

 - If you want to have an Agent to have Customs Clearance for you then contact local warehouse , clerks will recommend you one and there is a fee (around $100).  When Agent gets it done, you just come to pick it up with your truck.

 - Warehouse allows you 5 days for whole process, any delays , some fee will apply. Good idea is to pick up on time. There are some other fees such Handing fee, Destination charge and also your scooter will required to go to CHP for checking before you can get it to DMV for Titling.

 

To U.K. Importing Process:

 There are no problems importing, and on historic vehicles there is no duty and 5% VAT. Declare it as an historic vehicle, otherwise the rates are higher. You need a VAT receipt from Customs to later register it at DVLC. A receipt from the shipper is not accepted by DVLC. Give Customs a call and ask what forms you need in order to clear the scooter yourself and save any charges there.

   

To Australia Importing Process:

 We’ve been told that you need to apply for an import permit before the shipment arrives. Please make it with the docs copy we send you as we hear that otherwise you'll be fined by the Authority there. You can click here to download for application form. Apparently, though two-wheeled vehicles are never mentioned (all other categories pretty much are) you are included in that legislation.
 

 

To Canada Importing Process:

 There are no problems importing, though we’ve been told in Canada to make sure you get a Form 1 from Customs to use when registering.

 

To Norway Importing Process:

 The vehicles if before 30ys have no problems and can be imported free of duty under classic category.
 

 

Other Countries:

 You may pay some duty tax on your scooter such as 12% for New Zealand….  Please check your country regulation before ordering. Japan, need to pay some VAT tax.. around 10% of invoice value.. Shipping is real cheap though

 

 

  • The Total Estimated Fees:

  

Ocean Freight Charge ( VN port to major abroad ports): USD 350 OR Airlines: USD 1000-USD 1200 (seasonal)

DDC Charge: USD 50

AMS Fee: USD 30

I.T Charge: USD 30

Handling Charge: USD 65

Port Security Fee: USD 25

Pier Pass Charge: USD 10

In Summary: Shipping fee ( USD 300) + Destination port Fees (USD 210)

Note:

  • Destination port Fees may varied depends on the policy of the ports. Most ports in the USA only ask for USD 210 as total fees. Please note that we do not collect Destination port Fees but your local ports do.

  • The Total Estimated Fees covers all the shipping fees from Viet Nam port to any major ports in the world. This is the total fees that you should pay then you can pick your scooter home in your truck.

 

 

  • Documents:

We provide full legal documentation shipped to you by DHL or UPS. Docs include:



1/ Bill of Lading
2/ Purchase document (Invoice)
3/ Bill of Sale
4/ Packing list
5/ Fumigation Certificate
6/ Police clearance & de-registration Certificate.
7/ Operators Guidelines


We will send you all the documents that you require for pick-up as soon as the scooter has been shipped and it will reach you within 03 working days.

 

 

  • Ports:

 Our scooters are shipped to the following destinations in the world. All scooters are carefully protected and crated before being shipped. Typical shipping times: U.S. - 4 to 5 weeks; Europe, 4 to 5 weeks; Australia, 3 to 4 weeks; elsewhere - contact us.

 

 U.S.A.

Akron, Ohio

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Atlanta, Georgia

Austin, Texas

Baltimore, Maryland

Birmingham, Alabama

Boston, Massachusetts

Brownsville, Texas

Buffalo, New York

Charleston, South Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chicago, Illinois

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Dallas, Texas

Dayton, Ohio

Denver, Colorado

Des Moines, Iowa

Detroit, Michigan

El Paso, Texas

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Greensboro, North Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

Hidalgo, Texas

Houston, Texas

Huntsville, Alabama

Indianapolis, Indiana

Jacksonville, Florida

Kansas City, Missouri

Knoxville, Tennessee

Laredo, Texas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Little Rock, Arizona

Long Beach, California

Los Angeles, California

Louisville, Kentucky

Memphis, Tennessee

Miami, Florida

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mobile, Alabama

Nashville, Tennessee

New Orleans, Louisiana

New York, New York

Nogales, Arizona

Norfolk, Virginia

Oakland, California

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Omaha, Nebraska

Orlando, Florida

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phoenix, Arizona

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Portland, Oregon

Raleigh, North Carolina

Richmond, Virginia

Salt Lake City, Utah

San Antonio, Texas

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

Savannah, Georgia

Seattle, Washington

Shreveport, Louisiana

Springfield, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Syracuse, New York

Tampa, Florida

Toledo, Ohio

Tucson, Arizona

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wichita, Kansas

Wilmington, North Carolina

Washington DC, Virginia

 

AUSTRALIA

Adelaide

Brisbane

Fremantle (Perth)

Darwin **

Melbourne

Sydney

 

AUSTRIA

Bregenz

Graz

Innsbruck

Linz

Salzburg

Vienna (Wien)

 

BELGIUM

Antwerp

Brussels / Bruxelle **

 

CANADA

Toronto

Vancouver

Montreal

Edmonton **

Calgary **

 

DENMARK

Aarhus

Copenhagen

 

FRANCE

Bordeaux

Fos

Le Havre

Lyon

Marseille

Paris

Toulouse

 

GERMANY

Berlin

Bonn

Bremen

Bremerhaven

Dortmund

Frankfurt

Freiburg

Hamburg

Munich (Munchen)

Stuttgart

 

GREECE

Athens

Pireaus

 

ITALY

Bologna

Genoa

La Spezia

Livorno

Milano / Milan

Napoli (Naples)

Palermo

Parma

Rome (Roma)

Trieste

 

MEXICO

Manzanilo

Mexico City

 

NETHERLAND

Amsterdam **

Rotterdam

 

NEW ZEALAND

Wellington

Auckland

 

NORWAY

Oslo

 

PORTUGAL

Leixoes / Oporto

Lisbon

 

RUSSIA

Moscow **

 

KOREA

Incheon **

Seoul **

Pusan

 

SPAIN

Barcelona

Bilbao

Madrid

Valencia / Spain

Vigo

Vitoria

 

SRI LANKA

Colombo

 

SWEDEN

Gothenburg

Stockholm

 

SWITZERLAND

Basel

Geneve

Zurich

 

TAIWAN

Kaoshiung

Keelung

Taichung

 

THAILAND

Bangkok

Laem Chabang

 

TURKEY

Istanbul

 

UK

Birmingham           

Tilbury                   

Bristol                   

Felixstowe           

Leeds                 

Liverpool              

London                   

Manchester

Oxford                 

Southampton 

Dublin                     

Glasgow                

Hull                         

   Final ports with ** beside will be 400$

 

 

Pictures of Shipping Steps

Fully-restored Vespa at our freight forwarder's warehouse ready for despatch.

On the wooden-crate, the first of an series of important steps to make her safe for a long sea voyage with scooter cover to avoid any minor scratches during transit period ...

The rear wheel gets blocked (with 2x4s) on the pallet to keep it steady and in place...The front wheel is also secured to the pallet using wooden blocks...
The fully secured Vespa is positioned safely inside the shipping crate with cover for safety purpose
Waiting for final process.
The wooden crate is nailed shut, labeled, and delivered to Saigon port for delivery on board.
At departure port

Important Note: We are not responsible for any damages or loss during shipping to your destination. Insurance for total loss is included by shipper but damaging is NOT. If you want to buy insurance, it can be done in your side. No insurance company in Viet Nam sells this option to used scooters. You will pay some additional fee if you choose to buy damage coverage by yourself. However, look at our packaging, the chance to get damage is almost zero.

 

                       

 
             
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