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Last update: 14 Oct 2019

Importing Parts

Importation of Marine Parts Explanation

2019-09-12 02:15:23 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Submitted by Pakakota Yacht Services 9-2019

After a lot of mixed reports we finally got a detailed and precise answer on the tax of imported goods and we wanted to share it with you. See below:

If you decide to ship as yacht in transit, you'll need to go thru custom
broker and the coast will be around 15.000xpf. But you will pay no tax.

If you do on your normal name, the price of tax is calculate on price of
item + shipping + insurance:

< 20.000xpf => (no tax)
>20.000xpf to <50.000xpf => (20% for EU / 30% rest of the world)
> 50.000xpf => need to go thru custom broker (around 45% of value)

We can manage the paper work and take delivery for 5.000xpf.


Agnès & Matthieu RAFFAELLI
Pakokota Yacht Services - Fakarava
tél.: (689)87747118 / (689)87799526