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Importing to NZ from UK or Australia?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by keithpatton, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. keithpatton

    keithpatton New Member

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    Hi,
    Did a bit of searching around but could not find anything conclusive on this, so looking for a little guidance.

    It seems as of right now (Sep 2016) the cash cost excluding taxes is way cheaper in UK than AU. A full specced P100D for example appears around 50K cheaper in UK vs AU. NZ$215K (NZ GST added, UK taxes removed) vs NZ$265K (NZ GST added, AU Taxes removed). Obviously excluding the shipping/delivery/rego costs.

    Outside of having to wait a little longer are there any downsides to importing from UK vs AU as it looks like the UK is a no-brainer if you are prepared to wait a wee while?
     
  2. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    UK prices are adjusting October 1.

    So, get your order in now.
     
  3. BenT

    BenT Member

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    If you bought in Australia for export to NZ could you claim back GST (10%).
     
  4. MMinehan

    MMinehan Member

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    I imported from AU. Didn't realise that the price on the web site included AU GST when first looking. So you need to take off all the listed taxes and then the AU GST (divide by 1.1).

    You should be aware that you initially have to pay all those taxes which you get back after the car is on the boat.

    Also you compliance testing in NZ before you can drive it, as well as rego etc.

    M
     
  5. raynewman

    raynewman Member

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    Do you get back the AU LCT as well?
     
  6. Bullet1

    Bullet1 Electric - way of the future

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    Have you tried looking at Hong Kong and Japan as the import path may be easier and cheaper for shipping?
     
  7. miimura

    miimura Active Member

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    You don't want a car configured for Japan. It has the North American single phase Tesla inlet, not the modified Type-2 inlet used in HK, AU, UK.
     
  8. Rawbznz

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    Yes you do
     

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