Freighting from Malaysia without carnet?
Hello all. I have asked Paul Gowen (RAC) about Malaysia and the necessity or otherwise of a carnet. His response was:
"A vehicle temporarily imported by a visitor with or without a carnet, may remain in Malaysia for 90 days. This period may be extended once only for a further 90 days. After these periods totalling 180 days, the vehicle must be exported, or registered in Malaysia, at which time all necessary duties, taxes and fees which were waived would have to be paid. A carnet is not essential, but usually facilitates Customs clearance."
I have contacted various shipping agents and customs people in Malaysia without success, so Paul suggested I ask here for clarification about freighting the bike back to the UK without a carnet. Are there extra fees involved if no carnet is present; and would these fees be less than the cost of a carnet? Or is it not possible to freight out of the country without a carnet? Anybody with any first hand experience? Many thanks.