|By jenny (BonaireTalker - Post #59) on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 12:18 pm:|
I am preparing to move to Bonaire this summer, and I've gotten in touch with Amcar in Miami, concerning shipping of my belongings.
|By Cynde (Moderator) (Moderator - Post #200) on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 2:32 pm:|
Jenny, when are you moving?
|By jenny (BonaireTalker - Post #63) on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 3:05 pm:|
I'm moving in the beginning of July.
|By jenny (BonaireTalker - Post #64) on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 3:16 pm:|
Just found this link in an old thread, thought I'd post it here in case anyone else was wondering....
|By Cynde (Moderator) (Moderator - Post #204) on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 9:19 pm:|
BTW, Jenny, you need to add a pic to your profile
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2180) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:14 am:|
I was told bringing in computers was duty free but when in doubt I always check with Rocargo.
|By jenny (BonaireTalker - Post #65) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:21 am:|
What is Rocargo?
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #513) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:24 am:|
I'm pretty sure computers are free of import duties, but are still charged the 5% sales tax (official tax name: NAOB) when brought in. There's a lot to know about importing, and what's taxed and how much (and don't forget, import duties are added on top of what you're paying for freight, and then the 5% NAOB is charged on top of that). For example, if you want to be totally correct re: your computer, you should also know that if you take it out of Bonaire (for repair in the US, etc.), there's a form you have to fill out at customs so that when it comes back, you don't have to pay the tax again. I advise using the experts at Rocargo to handle your paperwork. Rocargo is Amcar's agent on Bonaire: firstname.lastname@example.org or 011-599-717-8922-ext 4 is Patricia, and she helps me with this stuff all the time. (BTW, today, 4/17, is a legal holiday here-so they're closed).
|By juni (BonaireTalker - Post #28) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 2:08 pm:|
|By jenny (BonaireTalker - Post #66) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 6:52 pm:|
I already own the house, so renting another is out of the question. I plan on buying most things when I get there, but I have some things that I'd like to bring right away. Most importantly:
|By Susan - "Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy" (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #292) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 8:34 pm:|
|By jenny (BonaireTalker - Post #67) on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 6:20 pm:|
|By juni (BonaireTalker - Post #29) on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 7:56 pm:|
|By michael gaynor (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2040) on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 12:07 pm:|
Any items that are new and in the original carton are subject to duty. If you are charged, you can leave the amount in bond and have it returned to you when you leave. It really never happens as a rule, but recently folks were charged becuase they did bring some items that customs felt were not for their personal use. It does not pay to try to "put one over on them" Generally they are pretty reasonable ane willing to give folks a break.
|By WHUDS (BonaireTalker - Post #36) on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 12:13 am:|
Those of US at the medical school have found out that we pay a duty for anything that is shipped in, the computer no duty but 5% tax is true, Customs told me that if it comes in a box it's new even if it is used. They expect you to have a receipt, the only way to get around this tax is to bring it with you on the plane. I had a suitcase as extra baggage sent here and had to pay duty, if it was on the plane it would not have and I'm a resident and was not offered the "Free" one time. I would also suggest to speak with the cargo people since they are the only experts in moving these things here.
|By jenny (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #169) on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 6:48 pm:|
thanks to everyone who helped Tim & I with information and advice. we are here on the island now & have received our shipment. if anyone has any questions about the moving / shipping process, i'd be happy to share my experience.
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