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Import duties on used bass sent from Japan to USA?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paddydaddyo, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. I have a friend who is buying a vintage, high-end, USA made bass from a Japanese party and having it shipped to the USA.

    Will he have to pay an duty fee or import tax on this? It is used, obviously, and originally from the 'States … so my thought is no.

    Anybody with experience in this area want to chime in?

    Thanks in advance for any input and assistance.

  2. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i didn't pay them for the body i bought, bump
  3. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Banned

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Not if it's made in the USA
  4. Journey55

    Journey55 Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
    What about if it's a MIJ Fender?