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Old 07-01-2004, 06:45 PM
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Duty / Tax

Hi Everyone,

I am moving into lae in the next 10 days.

I wish to send 30-40 kgs of books (on Systems, Accounts / Finance, Management) which I have been using, by Sea from Chennai (India) to Lae.

Do I need to pay any Duty / Tax for sending these books from India into Lae?.

Are there any special precautions that I need to take for sending the books, from the Duty / Tax angle?.

Is there a Sea Port in Lae?. If not, do I send the goods to POM and from there do I get it air-lifted to Lae?.

Please help me with the information.

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Old 08-01-2004, 03:22 AM
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If they are not new books you don't need to pay for duty / tax I think...

There's a sea port in lae... Why not send it through unaccompanied baggage?
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Old 08-01-2004, 04:34 AM
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Muppie,

Can you explain the concept of "Unaccompanied Baggage"?... Does it mean sending the Goods by Air?... Won't it work out costly (for 30 - 40 Kgs), than when it is sent by sea?..

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Old 08-01-2004, 10:01 AM
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unaccompanied baggage is stuff you send out by presenting your travel ticket. It is a bit similar to the normal baggage for your travel (which is about 20 kg allowance?) but the unaccompanied one has to be sent separately (not when you are checking in for your flight - better do this several days ahead I think).

The deal is that the baggage might not arrive in the same aeroplane as yourself, might be sent earlier or later and you'll have to collect it at the destination at the airline's cargo area, in your case in LAE.

It costs less than accompanied baggage... but maybe more expensive than by sea... to be sure just ask the airline for their rates.

in PNG here it costs about 3.85Kina per kilo. It sure will be much quicker than sending by sea.
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