Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

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Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby memyselfandi » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:03 am

Hey there,

Has anyone got any experience importing their household contents from Australia (or anywhere else) into Cambodia ?

I've heard so many disaster stories over the years and i don't fancy getting shafted like many folks before me.

I've exported two full containers OUT of PP but never the other way round.

What can i expect from Customs here.?

Many thanks :)

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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby Miguelito » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:13 am

If you have a letter of employment from a registered company than you are exempt of any import fees.
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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby memyselfandi » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:38 am

I haven't got that...damm
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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby youngwill100 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:12 pm

I can’t offer any specific details , just general encouragement. I had also heard horror stories but it turned out to be fairly straightforward and not that expensive. It did involve a tax contact in Phnom Penh and a fixer in Sihanoukville, plus a helpful import/customs agent.
I arrived in Sihanoukville in the afternoon, pointed out the container, and it was on a truck heading for Phnom Penh the next morning.
I’ll try and find the paperwork to check these costs but it wasn’t a huge amount, including the trucking to Phnom Penh.
Shipping and insurance warehouse Sydney to Sihanoukville warehouse $2,200.
Container terminal charges $190
Customs agent, fixer $300
Container truck to PP $200 (maybe)


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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby youngwill100 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 pm

Looks like I paid $18.75 customs duty and fees on $2,100 declared value used goods!
Plus you get quite a cool x-ray of the container to check you aren’t importing a car.
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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby Miguelito » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:02 am

youngwill100 wrote:Plus you get quite a cool x-ray of the container to check you aren’t importing a car.


Or ivory tucked away if your wooden logs.
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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby memyselfandi » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:34 am

Many thanks....

I used to use Intra Customs and Shipping in PP....They were awesome but their No1 dude left the company.

Any new recommendations ?
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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby Biker » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:55 am

You are able to buy a table and chair here for your information. :facepalm:
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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby memyselfandi » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:21 pm

Wonderful insight Biker.

I've lived in Cambodia for 14 years so what i'm bringing over is obliviously not tables and chairs mate....crikey.

It's work related things that i can't buy over there and i'm not going to buy new in Thailand.

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Re: Importing household stuff from Oz....In a shipping container

Postby TheFuzzyDuck » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:22 pm

I am also looking for import advice but not necessarily from Australia. Does the companies listed above only import from Australia or will they help anyone?
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