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Selling Bike in Nepal

Hello friends,

We drive two old but loyal Transalps to Nepal and we like to find a way to leave them in there and get our carnet stamped.
We don't need a profit. If we can give them away for a symbolic amount we are happy to do that. But we would like the necessary papers to get our carnet in order.

If anybody can help us, Thank You

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the only way to get the money back on the carnet is for a final import to the last country- impossible with nepal unless the bikes are under 3 years old, or return to original country or EU..? surely..
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Thank you.

So you can't sell the bike and get the necessary papers for your carnet?

But for example in the case that the bike is broken and ready for scrap there must be another solution?
I have also read of bikes being 'lost' but if I can make somebody happy with it on a legal way I prefer that.
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if the bike is 'lost' then you need a police report. This may cost you in baksish.

if the bike is beyond economic repair then you need to contact your carnet issuer to see what proof is needed. Good luck getting a report in Nepal... It took the RAC in UK to realise ringing a dead number for one week that the Nepal motoring organisation doesn't have an address or phone number anymore...

If you sell the bike, then it cannot be registered in Nepal unless it is under 3 years old, and then there is 300% tax for the new owner if the vehicle is under 3 years old. Not economically viable. If they don't register it then this is their choice.. bikes have been ridden for ages without a carnet... but if they have an accident etc, then I suppose the shit can hit the fan.

Maybe you could ask your carnet supplier what happens if you sell to someone.. eg. Brit sells bike to brit, and the ownership papers change. Maybe they can just re-issue the carnet in a different name, but I don't think that would help with you getting the carnet bond back.
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So you can't sell the bike and get the necessary papers for your carnet?
The whole idea of the carnet is to prevent you from keeping permanently (or selling) the bike in a carnet-country, without paying import taxes and duties to that country. These conditions should be listed on your carnet as well.
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