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Importing badger hair brushes

Postby Reijnier » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:32 pm

Can badger hair brush from china (they are not indangerd there) be imported to south africa
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:45 pm

Reijnier wrote:Can badger hair brush from china (they are not indangerd there) be imported to south africa



Yes, they can. However, there are subject to 20% import duy + vat . Most of the badger hair in the world comes from China.
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:50 pm

Not to hijack the thread, but would you know where to get Muhle or Plisson knots? I'm toying with an idea, but it depends on the availability of these knots
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Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:00 pm

deepsouth wrote:Not to hijack the thread, but would you know where to get Muhle or Plisson knots? I'm toying with an idea, but it depends on the availability of these knots



I'll have to do some checking. I might know of a dealer...
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby Reijnier » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:16 pm

Thank you waiting for a package but its been quiet for bit on the tracking info
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby jegreen » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:32 pm

I bought a badger hair knot from the US and it came in an envelope. No duties were charged (luckily) and there was no tracking at all until it showed up in my PO Box after 6 weeks. Technically animal hair products can't be posted from the US, but don't think the RSA side would worry to much about what you bring in. According to SARS antique items are also on the restricted list, but I suppose they don't see vintage razors as an antique either!
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Postby Bundubeard » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:55 am

jegreen wrote:I bought a badger hair knot from the US and it came in an envelope. No duties were charged (luckily) and there was no tracking at all until it showed up in my PO Box after 6 weeks. Technically animal hair products can't be posted from the US, but don't think the RSA side would worry to much about what you bring in. According to SARS antique items are also on the restricted list, but I suppose they don't see vintage razors as an antique either!


Your comment makes sensr. I have noticed how customs have changed from a crowd being interested in protecting the environment and the country from illegal goods and environmental damage to one being mostly interested generating revenue, in my experience anything ing small gets in without a hitch, anything large gets scrutinized to see how it can be taxed.
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby dini » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:11 am

I have had lots of items sent to me ranging from boxing gloves to shaving brushes .

The only consistency you can expect from customs is inconsistency .

For example , Simpsons chubby 2 gets through with no customs while Simpsons Wee Scot get a R700 charge ( Same grade of hair , same vendor , same country of origin )
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby Thug » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:00 am

dini wrote:I have had lots of items sent to me ranging from boxing gloves to shaving brushes .

The only consistency you can expect from customs is inconsistency .

For example , Simpsons chubby 2 gets through with no customs while Simpsons Wee Scot get a R700 charge ( Same grade of hair , same vendor , same country of origin )


I'm hoping my Paladin gets it Customs duty free. I do expect to pay VAT though.
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby Gaza365 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:53 am

I've had a look through the PDF of all the customs charges for various items, and I'm not surprised even SARS are confused by what is/isnt included in each category, then the list of exceptions to that rule.

I think it probably also depends on how tired the SARS officials are at looking through the documents to try and classify what lands on their desk. I wouldn't be surprised if your package lands at a counter in the afternoon with a very weary and frustrated customs official that they just wave it through :lol: (or they have had a bad day and become extra strict)
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby deepsouth » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:18 pm

Hope you don't get shafted Thug - did you use a courier?
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Re: Importing badger hair brushes

Postby Thug » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:59 pm

deepsouth wrote:Hope you don't get shafted Thug - did you use a courier?


I'm using Aramex.

They've classified the brush as "Beauty Supplies". :lol:
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