Importing From Europe

Sparkplug

Member
Can anyone who is currently Importing Used Tractor/Fork Lifts/ General Construction or Farm Machinery From Europe Confirm if any Import Duty is payable?

Thanks
 

Sparkplug

Member
Just looking at DAN - deferred duty - but they want accounts etc etc for last 3 years +++++ answers to loads of questions!! - financial stability - forecast trading and cash flow - I might as well just pay at importation and claim it back if I still have them in 3 months time.
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Just looking at DAN - deferred duty - but they want accounts etc etc for last 3 years +++++ answers to loads of questions!! - financial stability - forecast trading and cash flow - I might as well just pay at importation and claim it back if I still have them in 3 months time.
Richard Long will sort it for you
 

Sparkplug

Member
Emailed them a week or so ago and not received a reply - so have found a Dutch Haulier who I have used a number of years ago.

I also rang Richard Long a couple of weeks ago and they said it was too difficult to give a guide price with so many variations in the current market re importing so I will not be chasing them a third time!
 

Vitu

Member
Location
Hampshire
Can anyone who is currently Importing Used Tractor/Fork Lifts/ General Construction or Farm Machinery From Europe Confirm if any Import Duty is payable?

Thanks
You will need to get an EORI number to import.
And richard long is right, There are a number of new regs came in 1 Jan this year causing delays and unknown costs.
And the person you buy it from will have to issue country of origin certification.
We have had continental hauliers we have used for 20 years not willing to give a price to come to uk at the moment.
You do have to keep chasing richard long to get an answer, but he has been by far best at getting loads trouble free through customs.
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
Another vote for Richard long. We use his team a lot. Your one load probably isn’t worth his hassle and he is correct. Pricing is very hard. The majority of issues are to do with UK customs not EU customs.
 

Wellytrack

Member
Another vote for Richard long. We use his team a lot. Your one load probably isn’t worth his hassle and he is correct. Pricing is very hard. The majority of issues are to do with UK customs not EU customs.

If one load isn’t worth his hassle it’s unlikely he would ever get another one so that makes no sense.
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
If one load isn’t worth his hassle it’s unlikely he would ever get another one so that makes no sense.
What I mean is if it’s a one off to do for a one off customer with all the paperwork that has to be done. His time is better spent (this profit) moving his non one off machines. The paperwork will add alone about an hour to each booking. Then you have to get your wagon to a place your aren’t used to, to a site you don’t know will
Load or unload you on time…..
 

Wellytrack

Member
What I mean is if it’s a one off to do for a one off customer with all the paperwork that has to be done. His time is better spent (this profit) moving his non one off machines. The paperwork will add alone about an hour to each booking. Then you have to get your wagon to a place your aren’t used to, to a site you don’t know will
Load or unload you on time…..

Sounds awful. He should pack it in then.
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
Sounds awful. He should pack it in then.
You are missing the point. I come to you as a farm contractor. Can you come plough my paddock. It only needs ploughing once. I understand you have 30 customers you plough for each year.
But my paddock is very important.
Ok, I’ll come plough it, was pay me.
Yes ok,
Two weeks pass, said contractor arrives at paddock to find 4 locked gates, owner arrives 2 hours later. … you get my drift!
there was a chap on here advertising for load into uk.
try him. Just search on here haulage. Can’t find his details.
 

Wellytrack

Member
You are missing the point. I come to you as a farm contractor. Can you come plough my paddock. It only needs ploughing once. I understand you have 30 customers you plough for each year.
But my paddock is very important.
Ok, I’ll come plough it, was pay me.
Yes ok,
Two weeks pass, said contractor arrives at paddock to find 4 locked gates, owner arrives 2 hours later. … you get my drift!
there was a chap on here advertising for load into uk.
try him. Just search on here haulage. Can’t find his details.

Oh I understand your point, I cannot speak for the man you are mentioning but I’d doubt if he would be that contrary.

In your view hauliers wouldn’t want part loads? Some loads only two or three stops will have it ready to go. Your view of the world seems very negative, most folks in that business are game and have a can do attitude - not a I can’t be arsed one.
 

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