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26 Jun 2018

US Trade War with Europe affects motorcycle imports

The European Union has retaliated to the increase in levies placed on the import of certain Steel and Aluminium products into the United States of America. As of the 20th June 2018 an ‘Additional Duty’ will be charged on the import of certain items from the USA to the EU. This includes motorcycles, boats, food products, clothing, footwear and commercial vehicles arriving into European Union ports/airports from the USA.

‘Additional 25% Duty’ levy on motorcycles imported from the USA to the UK/EU under 30 years old & with an engine capacity over 500cc

We are urging customers importing motorcycles under 30 years old from the USA to ensure that any parts are correctly listed separately on their bills of sale. Motorcycle parts are not subject to the new ‘Additional Duty’ placed on US imports and only attract standard duty at 3.7% and 20% VAT.

Shippio Motorcycle Shipping can still import motorcycles over 30 years old into the UK/EU at only 5% VAT and no duty.

We are hoping the ‘Additional Duty’ placed on these imports from the USA will be short term and we will post further updates as the situation changes.


If you are looking for advise on importing cars, motorcycles or other items from the USA to the UK/EU, please don’t hesitate to contact us HERE


Alternatively, you may like to consider importing from other territories including Japan, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.

09 Feb 2017

When the hammer strikes: Auction options with Shippio


When the hammer strikes at many auctions, there is a sense of triumph and euphoria that you have outbid your nearest rival, whether they were on the phone, online, or even in the same auction hall. Here at Shippio we embrace this, and the next question on our mind is: to ship or not to ship?

For customers who do not live in the UK, our one stop shop approach means you do not have to look any further. We are able to offer a complete package from collection and processing at the auction hall (once payment has been made in full to the auctioneer), to then be brought back to our depot to be prepared for export.

With movements across the continent to mainland Europe, your new purchase is delivered within a fully enclosed motorcycle haulage vehicle whilst fully insured.

For movements outside the EU, we offer a complete package where your vehicle is fully packed and can be either shipped or flown to the customer’s port or airport of choice.

If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at



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