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Old April 15th, 2016, 12:58 PM
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What can get through CBP?

I wonder if I'm wasting my time having the turbo removed from my 12J before import (a topic for another time) if people can get things like this through. I just don't understand. (I'm getting it done, not worth the risk, but really, how variable is the stringency?)

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I wonder if I'm wasting my time having the turbo removed from my 12J before import (a topic for another time) if people can get things like this through. I just don't understand. (I'm getting it done, not worth the risk, but really, how variable is the stringency?)

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Different interpretation of laws in the late 2000's. I highly doubt that truck was imported after 2013
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I wonder if I'm wasting my time having the turbo removed from my 12J before import (a topic for another time) if people can get things like this through. I just don't understand. (I'm getting it done, not worth the risk, but really, how variable is the stringency?) Land Rover Defender 90
Every Land Rover imported after June of last year (2015) is subject to intensive examination by US Customs & Border Protection, unless the vehicle is properly qualified in advance for pre-clearance into the US (not most vehicles). This is, unfortunately, the resultant fall-out from the government's failure to prevail in my case last year.

For what it is worth, you are making the right call by removing the turbo.
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Every Land Rover imported after June of last year (2015) is subject to intensive examination by US Customs & Border Protection, unless the vehicle is properly qualified in advance for pre-clearance into the US (not most vehicles). This is, unfortunately, the resultant fall-out from the government's failure to prevail in my case last year.

For what it is worth, you are making the right call by removing the turbo.
Do you have anymore info on the pre qualifying process?
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Do you have anymore info on the pre qualifying process?
Hire Uncle Doug on this Forum to guide you through the process and get it right the first time.

Hire WillH the lawyer if you DIY, get caught and need to a lawyer for advice.
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Hire Uncle Doug on this Forum to guide you through the process and get it right the first time.

Hire WillH the lawyer if you DIY, get caught and need to a lawyer for advice.

I actually handle both aspects now (i.e., both shipping and legal defense). I am now working with multiple vendors to provide concierge shipping service worldwide, and I handle both individual and commercial accounts. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Suffice it to say that it's much easier to deal with potential issues on the other side of the pond before the vehicles arrive stateside, then when it's already here and under seizure by CBP.

As for the question about the pre-clearance process, again most vehicles will not qualify for this as it requires multiple criteria to be met, including an existing and ongoing record of shipping into the US without issue.

Thanks for the questions and please let me know if I can provide anyone with assistance.
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Thanks for the info and the confirmation that turbo removal is the right call. I made some calls to port inspectors and confirmed everything else. Seems most cosmetic things are OK (small lift, new tires, snorkel, etc.), not grounds for seizure. Chassis & Under hood VIN match, Engine # matches production = all good...hopefully.

As I've dealt with loads of more complex CBP importations (e.g. importation of CITES animals) I'm going DIY. Good to know you offer legal representation if I totally miss the mark.
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No worries sir, it is my pleasure. Best wishes on your upcoming import.
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