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I think my Mikuni's were just under $1000 at the time or so. I can't recall now if I paid any extra when they arrived but I had to go to the customs office to collect them. It was many years ago now (2005 if I recall correctly).

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Hi Adam,

What about remanufactured stuff. That is; a reconditioned engine block, heads, short block or what ever. If value is over $1000 can labour costs be seperated on the invoice and not taxable. I'm thinking about the free trade agreement between Australia and other countries E.G. USA.

 

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Free Trade agreements relate to the import duty/tariffs as opposed to GST etc.  Also depends on the nature of the goods as specific types of goods are excluded under free trade agreements (Remember Abbot claiming a victory over stuff to do with cars/parts with the free trade agreement being negotiated by Japan).

 

Would suggest a lot would be to do with how they price the goods - if the supplier will break down parts and labour and then list the parts value only on the shipping docket then you would achieve that outcome, but the majority of reman/resto parts have a list price rather than being priced this way.

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Free Trade agreements relate to the import duty/tariffs as opposed to GST etc.  Also depends on the nature of the goods as specific types of goods are excluded under free trade agreements (Remember Abbot claiming a victory over stuff to do with cars/parts with the free trade agreement being negotiated by Japan).

 

Would suggest a lot would be to do with how they price the goods - if the supplier will break down parts and labour and then list the parts value only on the shipping docket then you would achieve that outcome, but the majority of reman/resto parts have a list price rather than being priced this way.

 

that is correct! Tariffs / duty are calculated by the commercial invoice amount total. Labour cost are 100% included in the duty. If an item cost $500, and there is $500 labour (both shown on the invoice) then you will pay duty on $1000 worth of goods. It all works our the same, For example, you are purchasing a CHEV crate motor from the USA. Although they have included parts and labour in thier cost, this does not show on the invoice. The invoice will be for 1 product (CHEV engine) with the total amount. Although the have not seperated the labour, its included in the cost. 

 

 

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