It is the policy of Buddy Bike, LLC to ship Buddy Bikes
directly to a bike shop. When shipping internationally we
may make an exception and will ship to a local airport. The
customer will need to claim the Buddy Bike at customs and
SELF CLEAR. This may provide a savings in brokerage and duty
tax fees. We require that customers take their Buddy Bikes
to a professional bike shop for assembly and request that they keep their assembly receipt as proof. Buddy Bikes
that are not assembled by a professional at a bike shop will
not be covered by the limited warranty. All funds are in USD.
These prices are subject to change.
Customs and Duty Taxes:
Check with your customs office to verify your duty
tax rate. Buddy Bikes are manufactured and partially
assembled in China. Some countries have very high import tax
rates if the point of origin is China.
Tax Exemptions: Check with your customs office
to verify if there are tax exemptions or reductions when
importing products for a child with a disability.
US Military Overseas:
The Buddy Bike is an oversize item and can't be
shipped to most APO/FPO addresses. We have shipped a Buddy
Bike to US Air Force base in Germany and using AE Form
550-175A the family received the Buddy Bike duty tax free.
http://www.hqusareur.army.mil/opm/custom1.htm.) Check with your military customs office to see if there are
duty free programs and forms for your base. Please share any
information with me at
Canada: In Canada, bicycles are normally subject to a 13% duty tax, however, under Tariff Code 9979, goods designed spcifically for use with the disabled are duty free. It may also apply to the GST fee. Check with your local customs office to see if the Buddy Bike qualifies for this exemption.
Ireland: Per the
Irish Tax & Customs web site, "articles for people with
disabilities may be imported from non-European Union (EU)
countries free from payment of Customs Duty and VAT." Visit
the link below for more information about the goods
involved, the relief available and the procedures involved
at importation. Relief from Customs Duty and VAT on the importation of
articles for People with Disabilities - CDPN4
may be able to receive your Buddy Bike duty and VAT tax
CLICK HERE for a
step-by-step guide. This information is provided by a
customer. The customer nor Buddy Bike can guarantee that you
will qualify for receiving the tax exemption. This
information is provided for reference only.
Wheels for Wellbeing has
published a guide for funding a bicycle for people with
FUNDING YOUR CYCLE GUIDE UK
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