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importing a vespa sidecar from indonesia

from Problem No 1 Shipping

Shipping to France would be:
Freight: US$ 135/cbm x 3.5 cbm =US$ 472.50
Document fee US$ 10/shipment =US$ 10.00
Trucking to Jakarta Port & Custom =US$ 95.00
Wooden crating box =US$ 100.00
Total shipping cost US$ 677.50. ( not doot to door service).

Figures still missing:
– other costs (bringing the vespa from the nearest port to your door’s home),
– french import duty, I assume at least 25% 🙁
– any import policy.

The person I’ve discussed with has been shipping some scooter to USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Portugal and Norway.
At the end it’s only money problem….

Problem No 2 insurance and papers
In order to drive or even insured these beautiful vehicles, we need some legal papers.
I’ve contact the FFVE (La Fédération Française des Véhicules d’Epoque):
Your vehicle must be older than 25 years in order to be elligible for a “carte grise de collection” We need also the vehicle indonesian papers (translate by an authorized person = 100$ or more), and the formular 846A given by the border authority. Add to this a free formular and
your reglement 45 euro

more soon…

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.