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Offline Rick

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Import restrictions
« on: February 02, 2011, 08:28:12 AM »
You know what sucks? The Aussie Dollar goes above parity and at the same time the Government restricts personal imports to one vehicle per person per 5 years.

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/importing_vehicles/general/personal_imports.aspx

I'm wondering how easy it would be to dodge this new rule? Lets say I buy a car and lodge an Import Approval application in my dad's name. Do you reckon that would fly, or would they want the bill of sale, title, etc, all in that persons name (effectively owning the vehicle) and I'd have to "buy it off him" when it arrives.
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Offline pegleg

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Re: Import restrictions
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 09:25:43 AM »
must be nice to have money to be able to buy a car every year
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Re: Import restrictions
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 09:41:59 AM »
This restriction only applies to the Personal Import Scheme which is for people that are working, or living overseas, and bringing their vehicle back with them.

BUT, the biggest hurdle here is that the vehicle must be owned, and used by the person importing it for a minimum of 12 Months, and that person must not travel outside the Country during that time.

If you do, then the time period starts all over again.

We can still import as many vehicles as we like, but must comply with the extra requirements for a normal import.

Bruce. >:D
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Re: Import restrictions
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 10:41:16 AM »
Ah, thanks for the clarification.

The scheme we use is SEVS, right?
Rick
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Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: Import restrictions
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 10:48:24 AM »
What is SEVS?

Bruce. >:D
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Re: Import restrictions
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 12:36:40 PM »
Specialist and Enthusiast vehicle scheme

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/motor/sevs/index.aspx
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Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: Import restrictions
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 01:18:06 PM »
G'day Rick,

Thanks for that.

Boy, there are a lot of vehicles on the "Ban" list, but no mention of the major brands that I am interested in.

I found out about the change of ownership requirements from 3 Months to 12 Months back in 2002, when I holidayed in USA for 4 Months.   Yes, I chose the 4 Months simply to bring in a later model car, but just before we left Australia, they changed the rules.  I was not impressed.

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'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
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