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 Posted: Jul 14, 2018 07:22AM
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jim... good deal.. think that port of charleston sc has gone NUTS over trying to collect the 25% tariff for Donnie Dump.. later bc

 Posted: Jul 14, 2018 05:35AM
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GB
Wee car is now home.  Drove it down from Jax with no problems. 
At least there was no 25% Tarrif loading.

Saor Alba

 Posted: Jul 12, 2018 06:35PM
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onetim../ malsal CBP/DHS has been doing 100% inspections of goods from China for well over a year.. I have even seen guys importing bed sheets.. have to TEST them to show the % of cotton.. and containers SEIZED for months on intensive manifest hold . costing $1000s and $1000s per month... know of case where 12 moke set for over a year.. and just recently allow to be exported.. later bc

 Posted: Jul 12, 2018 07:35AM
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Originally Posted by oldminimover49
You and Malcolm get your collective Asses into gear and go and snatch that mini before they wise up

why are the Scottish so lucky ?

Big AL
Already in the works Al, should be picked up today.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Jul 12, 2018 07:23AM
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There is another consequence which is generally slowing things down with 100% inspections, rejecting shipments for any error, long delays just because. And where is all the new tariff money going? Seems like just a heavy tax on business.

 Posted: Jul 12, 2018 06:24AM
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You and Malcolm get your collective Asses into gear and go and snatch that mini before they wise up

why are the Scottish so lucky ?

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

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 Posted: Jul 12, 2018 06:07AM
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Looks like the Tarrif ruling hasn't been passed onto the foot soldiers on the front line.  Just got my Clearance Invoice from my Broker yesterday, and it certainly didn't have a 25% loading. ??

Saor Alba

 Posted: Jul 1, 2018 02:27PM
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mini mover.. I saw today. the import tariff from canada goes to 25% tomorrow.. on cars and parts.. this was on CNN.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 06:32PM
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mini mover. impossible to pass the 25% own to the customer... you just have to EAT it.. I will just have to import 998cc or less.. btw. just bought two Figaro.. they are also 998 cc.. I was sweating bullets about them.. until yesterday.when I had my direct chat with CBP and my Customs broker.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 03:49PM
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Malcolm/

going to be pretty hard to pass on a 25% tarrif increase to the “customer” , what with mini, moke prices at an all time high now

All of a sudden the “bullet proof” 998cc engine will be a sought after beast

Chuck, say what you want about, BC, werewolf,BillyBob  aka “the mouth from the South “ but l have found him to be spot on when it comes to new Government legislation about vehicles &/or Custom  regulations as th ey apply to our hobby

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

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 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 02:49PM
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chuck .. I have print out.. 28 pages. about imports and parts from china.. nothing on there about parts or cars from the UK or EU.. BUT CBP has extended this to UK cars over 1000 cc.. just like they did on making the land rovers defender must be ALL OEM to import including it must have the original engine.. CBP makes up what they like.( just like donnie dump) and NOTHING you can do about it BUT pay the tariffs.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 12:48PM
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     Is this, perhaps, being mixed up with Trump's ordering the Commerce Department to do "an investigation of whether auto imports pose national security risks"? [Quotes from today's The Seattle Times.] "The administration is said to be considering auto tariffs of as much as 25 percent."
     "Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday afternoon that he expect the Commerce Department to complete the investigation 'in three or four weeks.' "
     "Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has until February to conclude the inquiry. But people familiar with the matter said Trump wants the investigation to be finished before the midterm elections in November so he can use the tariffs to his political advantage."
     The issue is about imported cars (no engine size mentioned) AND imported car parts.

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 10:36AM
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It will take time to absorb but eventually be a cost of doing business and passed onto the buyer as there is no way you can absorb a 25% price difference (actually 22.5% as we already pay 2.5%).
I have a Subaru KEI truck on route with a 660cc engine so based on the new law this one should be exempt. 

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 08:16AM
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Looks like my Mini will be one of the first to be processed under this ruling.  Will let you know how much it affects my final Bill from my Broker.  The Irony is, it was bought back in February, and Stored in Japan, until it's 25th Birthday, or rather it's date of first registration. Obviously the Mini was BUILT months before that.
I can actually see this Tariff push up the value of our cars. Jim

Saor Alba

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 07:38AM
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mini mover.. yes. I think the BMHT cert will become a must to get around the 25% STUPIC import tax.. I just wonder if this is going to effect the cars from Canada. Mexico , and Japan.. I know I have to pay 25% also from China.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 07:34AM
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mini mover. I am looking at moving to Cuba.. as the Cubans sure Love them old cars.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 03:32AM
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And so it begins,

l don’t think anyone on this forum really has grasped the explosive nature of this “STUPIC” piece of legislation on our hobby

If this is correct and l fully believe it is, then we will have to verify and prove the size of every engine in every vehicle (mini) that is imported into the USA
This could be done by way of a British Heritage Trust Certificate but, l am sure that U S Customs will soon figure out that most minis over 25 years old have had their original motors replaced and usually from a 848cc or 998cc to a 1275cc version and forget the engine I D plate, most engines have had theirs removed for one reason or another over the years

Case in point, l have just sold my yellow moke to a buyer in Connecticut,it has a 998cc engine, l know because l took out the tired , old 848cc engine six years ago and replaced it with a fresh 998cc engine, even tho, the moke is 52 years old, without an engine I D plate, l cannot conclusively prove the size of the engine

At least the moke is LHD

in the overall scheme of things this is small “potatoes “ compared to what is going to happen in the Auto Industry, with the new tariffs on steel and all the countervailing duties and tarrifs that will follow

I May be moving to Iceland to get away from this madness !!!!

Big AL






austinmorris@xplornet.ca

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 Posted: Jun 29, 2018 07:25PM
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jim.. donnie dump put into effect on 15 June 18.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 29, 2018 04:54PM
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So WHEN exactly is this Tariff going to apply?  I have a 1275 Jap Spec due into USA in mid-July, direct from Yokohama, and my Broker hasn't mentioned any increase in Tariff. Jim

Saor Alba

 Posted: Jun 29, 2018 01:25PM
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I was told this by CBP today.. I had imported a moke from OZ today.. lucky for me it was only 998 cc moke.. later bc