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Customs on items coming into US(6 posts)

Customs on items coming into USkonaken
Oct 18, 2001 3:33 PM
I'm interested in buying Mavic wheels from Europe...The price is better and the shipping is about the same as
East to West coasts in the states...Most group items
are duty free, anyone know about prebuilt wheels? Also, who seems to have the best price on Ksyriums?

Thanks,

Ken
re: Customs on items coming into UStr
Oct 18, 2001 6:10 PM
As far as i know, probikekit has the best price. I bought some and haven't seen a duty yet, and it has been a while. The important think is to know how much it should be if you get a duty. You can find some info at totalcycling.com.
re: Customs on items coming into USMHR
Oct 18, 2001 11:08 PM
From a previous thread:

Posted by: look271 Sep-10-01, 04:53 PM

Got mine (Ksyriums) from totalcycling.com. No problems. Got them in less than a week. I paid my mail lady when she delivered them. It was about $30-35 (customs duty).
re: Customs on items coming into USDave Hickey
Oct 19, 2001 3:29 AM
Actual Duty is 3.9% but the post office will charge fees. Your total should be about $30 to $35. Most of the UK retailers use a compnay called ParcelForce to ship wheels and frames. Parcel Force uses the USPS in the US. I've used saddlesore.net with great success in the past.
CorrectionDave Hickey
Oct 19, 2001 5:28 AM
Here are the duty rates:
Reference Suffix Item Description Rate Of Duty

8714.91.20 00
Frames/ forks valued over $600 3.9%

8714.92.10 00
Wheel Rims 5%
link for list of dutiesJohnG
Oct 21, 2001 5:58 AM
http://www.totalcycling.com/

Just click on the customs link at the top of the page

JohnG