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DANNY DOLCE
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Username: Danny_dolce

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 5:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

farming trucks, tranport trucks, am i able to import these items or should i just purchase them there in Argentina. I am retiring but still want to leisurly continue to work on the land i am going to purchase this coming fall.
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Robbie
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Username: Ganavan

Post Number: 8
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 5:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You do not need to import trucks. You are better off buying them in Argentina. They are reasonably priced and you will find the spares and have warranties you may not get very cheaply for your imported ones.
I am curious about where you are planning to purchase or what kind of produce you are seeking to go into?
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DANNY DOLCE
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Username: Danny_dolce

Post Number: 3
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have been seeing a trend in the articles I have been reading and also have family -inlaw that are involved in the transpost industry in Argentina. On the ocasions that I have visited them I have noticed every year the industry keeps growing. And they are busier and doing well. Obviously I don't need to make a furtune just stay busy and make enough to pay out normal expenses. The land I'm thinking is near Mendoza. But if I were to take my two trucks would I be able to take them with me. Or are the import taxes a problem I know that truck body parts are not that easy to find but I'm sure that the engine parts are easier.
The reason I would like to take my trucks with me is bacause they are paid for and are Only three years old I would loose on selling and buying in Argentina. What do you think.
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Robbie
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Username: Ganavan

Post Number: 9
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I agree that you always loose when you sell and then buy again, unless you are very into the buy/sell business. You should check via internet if your trucks are "compatible" in Argentina regarding the spares, etc as I mentioned above. If you move to Argentina, you are entitled to take your possesions. Perhaps under this heading you could enter your trucks, but you would have to consult an import specialist. Try my friend Richard Kraayenbrink (http://www.missionline.com.ar/es/home/).
Remember that if your trucks are very "different" from those in Argentina, you will have a problem selling them later.
I think you are right about the need for transport. I have to move merchandise around the country and within Mendoza province and always have difficulties.
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Tom
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Username: Diverdown48

Post Number: 305
Registered: 6-2006


Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You will have to pay import taxes on your trucks and some other personal property.
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DANNY DOLCE
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Username: Danny_dolce

Post Number: 4
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 3:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you Tom, Do you know what percent? on value of truck.
Robbie,What type of murchandise are you moving.
My inicial Idea is to truck Mosto Wine juice to Chile.Or what ever I can haul As I want to keep busy make some money but not stress my self. If I have to purchase a truck or trucks there it is no problem. the reason I would prefer Transportation is because thats what I have done all my life. I want to retire but not do nothing. I enjoy trucks mechanics you know that kind of stuff.
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Tom
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Username: Diverdown48

Post Number: 306
Registered: 6-2006


Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 5:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry, I do not. Typically import taxes in Argentina are rather high.
I think you will be better off buying your trucks there. They drive a lot of Mercedes that have a bed on the tractor and a trailer about the same size.
You see typical semi's in the city of Buenos Aries but in the countryside you mostly see the ones i described above.
This site may be of interest to you. I get their newsletter which is quite informative.


http://www.agroaustralweb.com.ar/textocomp.asp?id= 2148&act=
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Juan
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Username: Callmejuan

Post Number: 22
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 12:19 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Danny Dolce, I think you canīt import used trucks to Argentina. Check Volvo site to see what you can find here.
http://www.volvo.com/trucks/argentina-market/es-ar
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Robbie
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Username: Ganavan

Post Number: 11
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 4:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think Juan is right. You may not be able to import used equipment for business purposes. Trucks are clearly business. I had heard this some time ago. I move wines around, but the movements are subcontracted to my forwarders who have offices in Mendoza. I also move farm produce to market in San Rafael.
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DANNY DOLCE
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Username: Danny_dolce

Post Number: 6
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Robbie, Thank you. I have all the info I need. I realy appreciate your input it has helped me decide several things and it will be better to just move there and start new with equipment bought there.
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DANNY DOLCE
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Username: Danny_dolce

Post Number: 7
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 4:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Juan, The website was perfect thank you I have made contact with several dealers and have made appointments to see them thank you.

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