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USA registered bike, no CDP

Hi, all. I´d like to know if there is any way of getting an USA registered bike into Australia and New Zealand without CDP.

I will ship the bike from Chile.

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No as far as Australia is concerned. Rules changed in 2009 and only CDPs are now accepted for tourists.

Do a weblookup on VSB10 for full details.
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Hi, all. I´d like to know if there is any way of getting an USA registered bike into Australia and New Zealand without CDP.

I will ship the bike from Chile.

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As above, no way with Australia.

For NZ, no problem, just some paperwork: A temporary import permit can be had for a deposit of 15% of the bikes value, then you need to get a temporary license (registration) & a warrant of fitness (wof) Google will find you the NZ customs & NZTA websites with more details.

Keep us informed about your travels & you will probably be able to meet up with a few locals along the way in NZ

Also: clean the bike really really well! NZ quarantine are very strict! Extra cleaning once you arrive is very expensive.

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What are CDP's ?
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Carnet de passage (en douane), its a financial bond given by a motoring club to pay taxes/duties if a vehicle does not leave a country it is visiting. Its a hangover from the early 20th Century when overland travel was a novelty.
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Oh ok I know what a carnet is but didnt make the connection

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Consider some disassembly, putting it into 2 or 3 boxes (may save on shipping costs?) and declaring it as parts (less than $1000 NZD to avoid import fees).

Hope this helps.
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Have you actually done that? I wouldn't want to try otherwise. NZ Customs are not stupid and I suspect that you will be in for a lot of paperwork and delays.

You get your deposit back when you leave, so why bother?

In any case, you will need a CdP for Oz and it will smoothe your entry into NZ.
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Consider some disassembly, putting it into 2 or 3 boxes (may save on shipping costs?) and declaring it as parts (less than $1000 NZD to avoid import fees).

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I'd suggest that would only work for NZ residents. Anyone else would not be allowed to import parts into the country without paying duty and import taxes.
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... which took us a week of waiting @ Akl airport customs. "This is the busy time of year for us. Make an appointment for later next week. Next please."
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Yes you need a Carnet

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Hi, all. I´d like to know if there is any way of getting an USA registered bike into Australia and New Zealand without CDP.

I will ship the bike from Chile.

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Hi Miquel,

I can confirm that you won't get your bike into Australia without a Carnet (CDP). The Carnet is a must have for everyone. The only exceptions is permanent import by Australian citizen returning home (that would be me down the track

Also make sure that the bike is VERY clean for Australia, I think between Australia and NZ we have the toughest customs in the world.

Also Arja can organise your visa for Australia, just let us know if you need help with this.

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there is an exception to cdp

If your bike is more than 25 years old it qualifies for a different import status...I forget what it is, and you only need to pay a VAT tax, which I understand is refundable when you ship out.
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That's interesting. Can you provide a link to the Oz Customs web page, please?
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pre 89 scheme

Vehicles imported under the pre-1989 scheme, improved explanatory material

I exchanged emails with these guys a few months ago, and they said it is possible to
import motorcycle under his scheme and fees paid will be refunded when you leave country.
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Yep

Ive just been through the whole process of trying to get my africa twin into AU on a permanent import application had the bike out here for 2 yrs on a carnet then went for it they only knocked me back because i owned the bike in uk for 10 months not 12 just red tape bulls&*t.the only way to keep my bike is to send it back to the uk and bring it back in parts minus the forks,wheels and handlebars then rebuild it in an AU reg frame(which im doing now ).My AT frame isnt allowed to be used but i can still bring it back into the country you would think they would say dont bring the frame back and let me keep the wheels?I also asked if i could keep the engine and fairing etc and have everything else destroyed and they said 'no it came in as a bike it has to leave as a bike',so for future refernce you can bring a bike in on a CDP in parts,rebuild it when it gets here and keep what you want at the end,easy.
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