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Old 9 Jan 2005
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Chile, temporary import document

we flew Into santiago, Chile yesterday and managed to get a temporary import document instead of using the ´carnet´, i have been told i will have to pay for this but as yet have not been told how much. the all process involved me smelling a rat and i wonder if a payment has to be made. if so what kind of price am i expected to pay ?

apart from that first impressions of South America actually impress.
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I've gotten the same temporal import permit at the peru-chile border on the 9th.
free of charge, so maybe they were looking for a bribe.
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thanks for that mark,

as yet the shipper has not got back to us regarding payment for this document and seeing as he doesn´t know where we are it´s tough luck. during the spanish conversation of my shipping agent and the customs chief i heard the saying ' fifty fifty ' which is a typical chilean phrase for 'lets do a deal ', time will tell !
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TIP should be free and for 6 months. call his bluff: ask agent to pay fee for you, get him to get a receipt from customs and upon this, pay...

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Past year I asked the Chilean custom about this topic, and this was the very oficial answer:



REG: 140/16245-29.09.04
F. : 1704

MAT: Importación temporal de motocicleta por ciudadanos de EE.UU.

ANT: Nota e-mail de fecha 28.09.04.



1. Mediante nota e-mail del antecedente, solicita información para importar temporalmente una motocicleta por turistas provenientes de Estados Unidos de Norteamérica.

2. Sobre el particular, informo a usted que la importación temporal de una motocicleta a Chile por parte de turistas extranjeros se debe hacer mediante el documento "Título de importación temporal de vehículos" (TITV), el que será proporcionado por el Servicio. Los documentos que sirven de base para la confección del título son los que a continuación se indican:
a) Pasaporte.
b) Padrón del vehículo o documento que haga sus veces.
c) Conocimiento de embarque, en caso que el vehículo llegue por vía marítima.

3. Se puede salir al extranjero dejando la motocicleta en Chile para su almacenamiento, ya sea en Aduana o en algún domicilio particular, mientras dure la admisión temporal, para lo cual deberá solicitar el trámite en la Aduana que emitió el título. No hay inconvenientes para que se pueda salir con la motocicleta al exterior una vez que se retorne al país.

4. Por otra parte, la importación de motocicletas usadas a Chile se encuentra totalmente prohibida. Al respecto el artículo 21 del Estatuto Automotriz, Ley Nº 18.483 de 28.12.85, inciso primero, dispone que sólo podrán importarse vehículos sin uso al país, los cuales para efectos de esta Ley, corresponden a aquellos que, a la fecha de aceptación a trámite de la respectiva Declaración de Importación ante el Servicio de Aduanas, correspondan a modelos del mismo año o del siguiente al de la fecha mencionada y con cero kilómetros.

Saluda atentamente a Ud.,

01.10.04 / 302 (jpe)

Ya verás como quieren en Chile al amigo cuando es forastero (traditional song)

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Ya verás como quieren en Chile al amigo cuando es forastero (traditional song)

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Chilean TIP is free and valid for six months. Don't bite.

Cheers, Dan

(PS Nice to meet you two last night)
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Temporary importation of motorbike into Chile

The temp import into Chile is for 90 days, not 180, unless the bike has Argentine or Bolivian plates, in which case it's 180 days.

At one time you could do 90 days and leave and come back and do it again for another 90 days. Apparently those days are over. It looks like from now on it will be a one-time temp import of 90 days.
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Furthermore, you don't need the carnet anywhere in North, Central or South America. If your agent told you otherwise, or if he tries to tell you the TIP cost anything, laugh uproariously at him.

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