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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2013, 05:00:16 PM »

northernmonkey,

Not too long ago (August 18th), I visited the port in Sihanoukville, as I was seeking information on importing solar panels for personal use. Here is what I wrote to another guy who was interested in my findings:

NOTE: Due to the communication issues, I took a Khmer friend with me on this little advenuture. However upon finally reaching the person I actually needed to talk with, I learned he could speak English pretty well.


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After meeting several people who sent us from one place to another, for almost two hours I may add, we finally found the right office to go to. It was inside the pier, not the original building I had seen that was on the main road going toward the port.

The guy was very nice, and quite helpful to us. He also spoke pretty good English, and was very knowledgeable concerning his job position.

Anyway, his calculations were as follows:

Value of item (plus shipping) X .177 = customs duty for businesses
Value of item (plus shipping) x .177 + 20% = customs duty for consumers

So, it is cheaper to import here as a business than as a consumer. I may try to get a business to put their name on the panel(s), to get the additional 20% from being charged to my items.

Here is his information:
Rithy, 012-252-530 Customs

Please note that I have yet to receive anything through the SHV port, so I have only sorted this part of the import process out. If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me: yahoo (dot) paul (at) gmail (dot) com
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2013, 03:47:42 AM »

Cheers Parrot head

After listening too the reviews and talking to people. ive heard SK is much more hassle and tea money then having it delivered too PP

I would though like to test the port as it hopefully will be on the doorstep and theirs a solution to most problems.

Keep u posted if i attempt it or other ways. ive some ideas, but need to be their first , which i hope will be early next month.

Cheers and beers
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