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Hugo317 4 Dec 2008 01:58

Importing to Australia
 
I need a letter of compliance from Yamaha to import my bike that i bought in
Usa and will ship it in Chile to Sydney.
I Just can not get a phone number or e-mail address to contact and get
that document.
Will be very thankful for any help
Cheer Hugo

Frank Warner 4 Dec 2008 03:01

You need more than that to bring it here !

However .. which Yamaha are you trying to contact ? And where are you ?

some usefull links

World telephone directories on teh web www.teldir.com

Web searches Google from there I found

Yamaha global Global Links | YAMAHA MOTOR


Yamaha oz Yamaha Motor Australia, Motorcycles, Marine, Power Products and Golf


------------------------------ I think you'll find you need to change various things ... like the headlight for left hand drive... so the complance might well involve inspections here .. and lots of paper work .. before you start sending it over check out fedral laws regarding imports ... you need a document to let it land .. and 10% GST and so on...

Hugo317 4 Dec 2008 04:05

HI, thanks
I am in Sydney, on the 29 Dec going to Uruguay, get my bike and ride it
to Usuahia from there to Valparaiso.
One step at the time, First i have to get the vehicle import approval and to get that i need the letter of compliance from the Manufacturer.
Runing out of time. I have been trying for hours Yamaha Motor Australia, so far no luck
Cheers Hugo

RogerM 4 Dec 2008 07:31

Are you emigrating to Australia? or visiting as a tourist? or already an Australian resident?

There are a host of different ways to bring in a vehicle depending on which of the above categories you fall into.

There is no obligation on Yamaha to give compliance to a vehicle sold overseas - it may not comply.

Hugo317 4 Dec 2008 20:06

I’m an Australian citizen.
The bike I bought over a year ago but I had to cut my trip and come back to Aus to work,
And the only way to import it is having that letter of compliance, I do have all other documents.
Over 100 phone calls and still nobody can help me with that one

Cheers Hugo

MikeS 4 Dec 2008 21:07

In the UK, I just had to get a Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) test carried out in lieu of that letter from the manufacturer to import my Australian bike. Sure there must be something similar you can get in Aus. In Melbourne, I know Vic Roads has approved testing stations for this sort of thing.

Frank Warner 4 Dec 2008 22:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hugo317 (Post 217961)
Over 100 phone calls and still nobody can help me with that one

In any organization - there are planty of people who can say 'No'. You need to find the people/person who can say 'Yes' and then go talk to them ..

nathanlee 5 Dec 2008 01:55

I'm about to start this process with Triumph (to get my Daytona 675 back to sydney with me..) Should be fun battling with customs..

RogerM 5 Dec 2008 03:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hugo317 (Post 217961)
I’m an Australian citizen.
The bike I bought over a year ago but I had to cut my trip and come back to Aus to work,
And the only way to import it is having that letter of compliance, I do have all other documents.
Over 100 phone calls and still nobody can help me with that one

Cheers Hugo

Who's telling you that you need a letter of compliance? Is it The Federal Department of Infrastructure (formerly DoTARS)? The RTA? or someone else?

Its not the normal process for a private import to require a compliance letter before the vehicle is landed - which will mean nothing unless Yamaha provide the compliance plate with it.

The usual process is that after you have the import approval from the Feds. you get the vehicle inspected by a vehicle engineer (this maybe the RTA in NSW I dont know) in Australia who certifies that the vehicle complies with the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) in force at the time it was built. Design Rules specify what must be on a vehicle - red lights etc. Then you get a personal import compliance plate (a blue one) and then you can go and register the vehicle after its been given a roadworthy certificate - the roadworthy makes sure that what is required by the ADRs actually work.

RogerM 5 Dec 2008 04:09

You dont need a letter of compliance, that is only for brand new vehicles that come into the country without full compliance testing - very expensive sports cars comes to mind where the distributor would be a bit miffed at having to barrier test three or four $800k cars to have full volume status.

You are only entitled to use the Personal Import scheme - and then its a bit iffy as you have not owned and USED the vehicle for 12 months overseas. Make the application, answer NO to part 9 and complete part 10 and provide as much info as you can.


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