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Old 4 Dec 2011
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Shipping bike (back) by PLANE from Sao Paolo, Brazil to the US?

Any links to up to date threads, or recent information on this?

Thanks in advance.

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$4,500 usd!!(?)

Received this quote from Campinas to Miami.
Can anyone verify, or provide a shipping agent?

VCP-MIA (via ABSA CARGO AIRLINES – Direct flight – Wed/Sun)
Airlines costs:
Air freight: USD 1,65 all in per kilo (considering 1800 kilos for all motorcycles, as per airline regulations)

Origin costs (Brazil):
AWB fee: USD 35,00
Handling: USD 25,00
Storage (at the airport): USD 200,00 every 3 days.
Messenger: USD 150,00
Dangerous good fees: USD 75,00
Clearance costs at Customs in Brazil: Brazilian Reais USD 1300,00 (approximately USD 700,00)

Destination costs (USA):
Airline import fee: USD 50,00
Handling: USD 65,00
Customs clearance: USD 115,00
Messenger: USD 25,00
EPA Certification and verification: USD 25,00
Homeland Security Fee: USD 20,00
*Single entry bond: USD 5,00 per thousand dollars / min USD 55,00 (Please note if this is EPA, bond amount will have to be 3 X’s the value of the goods).
*(If applicable.)
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Clearance costs of $700 to leave the country? Crazy. Many have warned about shipping into Brazil, but didn't know it's hard to leave as well.

If you can't track down a reasonable or timely quote, you may want to consider Buenos Aires if you are ok with a quick ride down. Dakar Motors can arrange it all for you, couple grand roughly to North America.
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Brazilian bureacracy

Last week in Guyana I met three Brazilian's traveling in a Mitsubishi 4x4. On a previous trip they drove to the USA and shipped the car back from Texas to Brazil. "Never again!" they said about shipping into Brazil and they're Brazilian.
Next time, Montevideo they said.
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I've heard from other bikers and locals that Brazil is a nightmare when it comes to shipping in and out of the country.

Definitely worth contacting Sandra at Dakar Motos in Buenos Aires, she can sort it for you ! Much easier and at least you've got more of a chance of seeing it again.


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I live in Brasil. I DO AGREE with JediMaster.
Aduana in Brasil is a nightmare.
Think twice: or Buenos Aires or Uruguay (or even Katmandu).
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Points all well taken.

I've abandoned my bid to ship out of Brazil. Am going BA to LAX.
It's a wonder how this country progresses with such a byzantine and regressive Customs regime. Never ship in and Never ship out!

Neighboring countries in South America are much more reasonable.

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Dakar Motos in BA are the way to go. A friend of mine needed to go from Santiago. The low offer was twice the US$ 1850 for a BMW GS that Dakar estimated. Dave
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