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rizwandeanfj
1/23/2018 14:57 EST

Hello, we're looking to move back to Fiji from Syd. We would like to be able to take our private vehicle back with us to Fiji along with some other personal items.

My question is more around the vehicle. Does anyone know how this is done?

Are there any freight companies that can handle this completely without us having to fill all the paperwork, etc.

Does anyone know if there are any taxes/duties applicable in Fiji when bringing in your own vehicle?

I'd be really grateful for any help.

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tuituraga
1/23/2018 17:38 EST

Yes can bring back, but you will have to pay duty (up to 32% on vehicle and shippjng) and if used, there any limit on she, and there is minimum $ amount regardless of value of car. When I moved back three years ago from Melbourne I calculated no savings of bringing over my vehicle, and much easier to just get new one here.

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tuituraga
1/23/2018 17:44 EST

Other personal items that are more than 12 months can be brought back duty free if permanently moving back. I found it cheapest and easiest to have 20 ft container dropped at my place, and then we load up all personal items. I used less than 1/2 but still cheaper than mover. Contact Seaway there in Sydney as they help me arrange mine. Their fee is the export side, but you will have to pay some fees in Fiji for unloading from shop and delivery, biosecurity, and customs (as they come to your residence to open container). You do have to pay duty and excise tax on liquor.

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rizwandeanfj
1/23/2018 17:48 EST

Thank you! Good to know.

Wondering then if its worthwhile taking our other furniture and items such as the TV, etc. back with us.

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tuituraga
1/23/2018 21:41 EST

Yes, if in good condition your personal and household are duty and VAT free if setting up permanent house and haven't used personal exemption previously. I brought back everything except car and liquor. Keep simple to avoid issue. But you can not bring back used refrigerator for biosecurity reasons. Customs website has info page on returning residents.

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