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hornedfrog
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customs charges

Post by hornedfrog » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 3:51 am

Does anyone know what the typical customs charges/duties/taxes are on moving household goods? We aren't transporting any liquor or tobacco, or DVDs. Are other items subject to taxation or is there a per pound duty tax?

I'm just trying to figure out if the quotes my moving companies have given me are accurate or if I can expect to pay about $1-2K more when my stuff arrives.

Any advice would be appreciated!

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Post by durain » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 4:16 am

if they are personal use, they should be OK.

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Post by skye » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 5:43 pm

Used personal effects are fine and shouldn't be taxed. Your shipping company will list them as such on the Bill of Lading. I seem to remember being told by our shipping company that "used" meant anything you'd owned for 6 months or more.

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Post by skye » Wed, 20 Feb 2008 1:59 pm

Correction. It should have been owned for 3 months and imported within 6 months of arrival. Have a look here -http://www.customs.gov.sg/leftNav/trav/ ... gapore.htm
- it shoud put your mind at rest

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Exporting wine bottles

Post by cooberpedy » Sun, 24 Feb 2008 7:47 am

An expat friend of mine currently in Spore will move to NYC soon.
He's got a small collection of expensive wines (all for personal use) which he would like to take with him. A couple of questions:
1. Will Singapore Customs demand duty on export?
2. Will US Customs demand duty on import?

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