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Importing A Car From Uk For Spare Parts.


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Need a help on importing a peugeot from uk.

My 406HDI knocked with a stationary 3 wheeler from front.

have to replace

front headlamp assays.

Front bumper.

Radiator.

Cooling fan.

Condenser.

Fogs.

Front left fender.

Windscreen.

Also i had a faulty fuel pump and steering rack with minor oil leak previously.

So im thinking importing a whole dismantled car from uk.

Which i can buy for 250k a prestine sample.

i have no intention to sell mine for another 4 or 5 years and we have another HDI in our extended family ,so the remaining parts may useful in long run.

My worries are.

1- how to ship it from there,any recommended breaker joint and related cost from purchase to FOB.do they break and ship for me?

2- How long will it take to reach sri lankan shores.?

3-what woud be the tax bracket im talking about.bribes and bla bla. ?

4-Paperwork related tp this and will it be a mess.?

5-which parts should i ommit by law?

6- if i can get the car between 200 to 250k , will i be able to get it down to SL below 500k.

7-what are the other issues which i am not seeing here.?

thanks......

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Hi Chan5,

Breaking a car and shipping it to SL is an expensive business. The breakers themselves will charge you around £1000 for the job. Also shipping fragile items like windscreens will be problematic as they need to be properly packed in custom made wooden crates and even then could shatter due to rough handling.

If you can get the parts to a shipping agent they will happily pack and ship them to you and there are many Sri Lankan operated shipping agents in the UK. Trico, Gen, Uniwest come to mind. They have regular departures and items take around 6 weeks to get to Sri Lanka.

Once in Sri Lanka there are clearance issues if you got quite a number of items as the customs agents may class them as importing in commercial quantities and charge duty based on that.

There are also restricted items which require a special permit to import and only certain importers have those permits. They are items like roof, front end, back end (half cuts) and chassis.

With regards to shipping charges all of the above companies have them advertised on their web sites.

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Well, you couldn't get a more accurate answer than The Don's.!

I guess if he leaves the body shell (chassis) behind and brings in only the parts he might not need to worry about the special permits; and my guess is since he has only one specimen of each type of part he might not have to worry about the 'commercial tax'.

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Thanks guys.

An importer gave me a quote for whole car without chsssy for 600k.

Which seems from prestine specimen.

As my current bill for the necessary componants reach almost 400k im stuck between two options.

To bring down a whole car or go for this offer.

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Why don’t you look at the option of only importing the parts you need from uk cost might be significantly less and you might be able to clear the goods without much hassle.

My personal experience is custom officers are generally lenient if your case is genuine.

I have a friend who gets parts down for his Mondeo and Defender without much issues.

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find a place that had already broken down the parts and has it in one place when you order the whole lot the price can be negotiated for far less than buying each item individually at different times. There will definitely be a tax on this side of clearing maybe upto 100% of the value.

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There are also restricted items which require a special permit to import and only certain importers have those permits. They are items like roof, front end, back end (half cuts) and chassis.

Do you happen to know a reliable importer who imports half cuts? As you may guess, I'm still a bit stuck with my little venture :(

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Do you happen to know a reliable importer who imports half cuts? As you may guess, I'm still a bit stuck with my little venture :(

Sadly I don't know of a reliable importer, and I'm not sure if a half cut can be imported without a permit, so check with the import export control department or the customers (even a clearing agent will probably know or any known importer) (which is different to the licenses some importers have. For example I was told I could import the roof for my car either through the agents or a select number of importers who hold a license for that. Kurunagala is a good place to start!).

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Hi Chan.

As Kush recommended, its better to look for the parts you are required to finish your project. Just seen this advert of FB today. Just took a screen shot of it and Its worth trying them.

ALL THE BEST

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Importing the whole bunch of car is important beacuse we have 2 same cars in our family and its so easy than finding spares time by time.

Did the same for our nissan NOTE earlier when gearbox was jammed.

And the total cost of the parts im looking for is almost reaching the cost of importing the whole bunch myself.

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Sadly I don't know of a reliable importer, and I'm not sure if a half cut can be imported without a permit, so check with the import export control department or the customers (even a clearing agent will probably know or any known importer) (which is different to the licenses some importers have. For example I was told I could import the roof for my car either through the agents or a select number of importers who hold a license for that. Kurunagala is a good place to start!).

hmmm thanks mate. Kurunagala is a place that have come up in a few occasions looking for options. This is one of those occasions where not being in the country can be a pain.

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Hi Don

You make me LOL.

EAP, the link you posted was a full blown flyer for a particular spare parts dealer NOT a face book screen capture. Now its perfectly possible that you got it through a third party.

Either way if the mentioned organisation requires publicity I suggest they simply purchase an advert on the AutoLanka home page. This forum still costs money to operate and is provided as a free service to us all, so in the spirit of things we will remove anything that looks like an attempt at marketing.

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Hi Don


Thank you for your reply and I totally understand. It was a screen shot i took off from FB using my MAC. (As i have taken a screen shot of your reply. Pls refer to the link)




So the intention was a pure helping hand to the Member who raised the topic. However, what you are saying doesn't make any sense since in the same topic members are talking about other organisations such as shipping agents etc.. (And in other topics COLONIAL MOTORS, FRONTIER AUTOMOTIVES, CAR MART and so on)

Names its self create and advert here in this forum.


Regards


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Hi Don
Thank you for your reply and I totally understand. It was a screen shot i took off from FB using my MAC. (As i have taken a screen shot of your reply. Pls refer to the link)
So the intention was a pure helping hand to the Member who raised the topic. However, what you are saying doesn't make any sense since in the same topic members are talking about other organisations such as shipping agents etc.. (And in other topics COLONIAL MOTORS, FRONTIER AUTOMOTIVES, CAR MART and so on)
Names its self create and advert here in this forum.
Regards

EAP, you are correct. If have mentioned the organisation's name and confirmed that you have used them for a particular purpose and not affiliated with them in anyway (or in fact admit you are affiliated and declare your bias), I would have let it stand.

It is a fine line we still want people to share their experiences but keep out guerilla marketing efforts (there have been plenty), so we have to use some discretion and common sense.

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