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    Customs Question - My 1st time importing firearm parts

    Customs Question

    Hello, Iíve just order a few items from Brownells thatís going to take about 5 months to arrive (Special Order for an item they donít normally stock).
    Iíve already have the import permit and Brownells also have a copy

    My question is when it arrives to customs what happens next.
    1. How do they inform you that the items have arrived
    2. How do they get a copy of the import permit eg Do I post it, email it or turn up to customs
    3. In Auckland is customs at the airport
    4. How do you then receive you item, eg do you have to pick it up in person or do they release the item to continue on their postal way

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers
    Trevor


    p.s. Items order where 30 round Mag, Pistol Grip and Adjustable stock.

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    Personally I watch it via the tracking number and when I see it has hit NZ Customs I either call or email the arms officer and ask politely to have them email me the 'letter' and then scan the import permit and send it to them advising the original is in the mail.

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    My question is when it arrives to customs what happens next.
    1. How do they inform you that the items have arrived
    They send a letter to the address listed on the package. If they have your email, they'll email it.

    2. How do they get a copy of the import permit eg Do I post it, email it or turn up to customs
    Post it. They legally require the original copy.

    4. How do you then receive you item, eg do you have to pick it up in person or do they release the item to continue on their postal way
    They release the item into the post.
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    If your order is more than $100 US, I'm quite sure you need a US Export Permit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    If your order is more than $100 US, I'm quite sure you need a US Export Permit.
    Yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    If your order is more than $100 US, I'm quite sure you need a US Export Permit.

    its under, I made sure of that. I found out that the butt stock I order doesn't come with an adjustable buffer kit so looks like I'll need to apply for another import permit.

    With my order taking 5 months before it arrives I'll make sure that my import permit is stored in a safe place

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    If you got a mil-spec stock, get the BCM receiver extension kit. It's actual mil-spec, not just 'mil-spec diameter' like a lot of the other brands.
    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...prod64580.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    If you got a mil-spec stock, get the BCM receiver extension kit. It's actual mil-spec, not just 'mil-spec diameter' like a lot of the other brands.
    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...prod64580.aspx
    Cheers for that, I've now added to my brownells wish list, hopefully they have it back in stock soon

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    On this same topic. How has the economics worked out getting kit from brownells especially after adding freight and custom fees? Speaking of which does anyone know how much is customs fees is and is gst still payable if under $400? Thanks.


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    Customs fees = duty + GST (15% of item, shipping and duty) + $46.89 Import Entry Transaction Fee
    Fees waived if duty + GST < $60
    No duty on firearms, so no customs fees if the order is under $400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    Customs fees = duty + GST (15% of item, shipping and duty) + $46.89 Import Entry Transaction Fee
    Fees waived if duty + GST < $60
    No duty on firearms, so no customs fees if the order is under $400
    Thanks. Would you know if there is duty on firearm parts ie magazines? Or triggers? Or is it only for assembled firearms?


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    No duty on parts.

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    Thanks for that!


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    Finally my parts are in the post, still sitting in the USA but wont be long before they hit our shores. Total cost in NZD is $158 so no duty

    I read somewhere that you can before it arrives in Customs, email customs copy of the Original 67E and stating in the email that the Original is in the post. I have the Original 67E from the arms officer sitting here ready to post.

    Question 1 : Where do you find this email address to send to Customs
    Question 2 : What information is required in the email so its linked to your parcel
    Question 3 : Where do you find the postal address to send the Original 67E to Customs
    Question 4 : What information in the postal letter is required to link your parcel with the 67E
    Question 5 : Could I be completely wrong and you have to wait for customs to email or post before doing anything

    Cheers

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    Emailing them a copy won't speed anything up as they still need the original before they release the parts, it'll just create work for you and customs. You can post permits before the goods arrive. Customs will hold permits until the goods arrive or until they expire. Just post the permit itself, all the info they need is on it.

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