US Customers – Taxes and Duty
We are well practiced at sending our frames and bikes to the US and around the wider world. We have daily collections by DHL (our international shipping partner). You can buy from Fairlight with confidence.
- All information and documents on our website show 2 prices:
- UK Price – Includes UK VAT (20%) – eg: Strael 3.0 Deposit Price – £750
- Non-UK Price – Excludes UK VAT – eg Strael 3.0 Deposit Price – £625
- US Customers are charged the Non-UK price. The products purchased will then incur Duty and a processing fee when they arrive in the USA.
- Once the product has shipped; DHL (our shipping partner) will send you an Import Invoice for Customs Duty and Fees. You will need to pay this in order to release and ship your Fairlight.
- Customs Duty rates are the following:
- Strael Bicycles – 5.5% (Road bikes benefit from lower duty)
- Secan, Faran and Holt Bicycles – 11%
- All Frames and Framesets – 3.9%
- Fees – DHL charge a ‘Processing Fee’ to handle the customs arrangements. This differs by country but is typically between 15 and 20 Dollars.
Worked Example: Strael 3.0 Bike
- Bicycle Cost: e.g. Strael 3.0 105 = £2,124.17
- Shipping to US = £300
- Total Charged by Fairlight = £2,424.17
- Customs/Duty Costs – Recovered by DHL:
- Duty @5.5% = £133.33
- DHL Processing Fee = approx. £15
- Overall Total Cost Including Shipping = £2,572.50
- Charged by Fairlight (Bike + Shipping) : £2,424.17
- Charged by DHL (Duty + VAT + Fees) : £148.33
CBP 5106 Form
For any frame or bicycle purchase we will ask you to fill out a US Customs CBP 5106 form, also known as the “Importer ID Input Record”. This requires you to fill in your Social Security Number’ (SSN) or ‘Tax Identification Number’ (EIN) in order to link the imported bike to you. This information is treated with the strictest security and is not visible to anybody outside of the customs authorised personnel working for DHL.
Please note that the above rates and workings represent a best efforts understanding of your likely Tax and Duty costs. These can change frequently dependent on state, tax jurisdiction and personal circumstances. For a full understanding of your particular circumstances you would need to consult a local tax professional.