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Air-freight motorcycle Canada -> Europe (customs nightmare).

Hi guys! I'm just finished my long trip from Ushuaia (ARG) to Anchorage (AK - USA). I'd like to send my motorcycle back (Yamaha Teneré 700 '22 ,license plates: Andorra (Europe)) by air-freighting from Canada to Europe.
Which country do you recommend sending it - prefer less custom paper issues
Andorra don't have any international airports, so when motorcycle arrives at destination I'd like to ride it back to Andorra (actually I live there).
I'd try to avoid Spain (sometimes don't accept CPD, or ATA, or force you to pay 22% taxes) cause my motorcycle don't have European plates (I think the same situation as switzerlands could have) and they have a terrible customs service.

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I had a terrible experience in Spain. Almost nobody wants to work importing/exporting motorcycles (Madrid and Barcelona airports) Few agents are offering that service but don't have idea of working with vehicles without a spanish/european license plate and reject it by default. Once I sent it from Senegal to Madrid and spanish customs asked me for the ATA Carnet or pay around 22% taxes of total price as a new motorcycle. Lucky I had the CPD (Carnet de Passage) and after a few days dealing with a 20 different custom agents they let me take it out, obviously stamping in and out the CPD in Spanish borders. In another occasion (Spain to Argentina) customs in Spain asked to stamp CPD in Andorra before crossing the spanish boarding (obviously, andorran custom reject it).

For that reason I'd like to send it anywhere in Europe which don't have that customs nightmare and obviously have experience
with foreign customers/motorcycles (if I have to reacquire a new CPD, I'll do it).

Thanks a lot!!

Chris.
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I'm not sure I fully understand. I get that Andorra is not an EU country, but the EU has all the international airports. But I've brought my own bike, with non-EU registration and license plates, from outside the union into a whole raft of EU countries without any particular trouble (and without a CDP), e.g., Germany, Spain, Slovenia, Greece...

Is there something different about Andorra? Something which makes customs agents suspicious you're going to leave the bike without legally importing it?
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Is there something different about Andorra? Something which makes customs agents suspicious you're going to leave the bike without legally importing it?
Probably the fact that Markharf shipped it as a tourist and the original poster says planning to import it to his home-country.
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