Make it stop !!

29 Feb

Man what a week !! I thought I had pretty much everything sorted. So this week I started down the track of organising the ATA Carnet. 

In the process I needed to get the contact details of the agent in the USA so I contacted my shipper (new one now since the original one was not particularly helpful) and he said they don’t usually accept a Carnet in the USA. Added to this.. the bank won’t secure enough deposit since our house is worth too much !! (WTF?).

As I look further into this it looks like the way to do it is with a TIB (temporary import bond) in the USA. It will work out better since the bond will only be for a shorter time period but it needs confirming. 

So now I wait to hear from the shipper.

All this was brought about by the first shipper who, now it seems, didn’t know what he was doing and wasnt really interested.

I’ll be glad to get through this bit. The clock is ticking.

Published by falcogeorge

I live in New Zealand with my lovely wife Vicki along with our animals on a block of land in Helensville. Back in 1994 I had this crazy idea to build a plane. Since then its been a huge part of my life. My day job has varied over the years. I started out as a computer engineer and now I'm an airline pilot. You would think that would tire me of flying but airline flying isn't really flying. The small planes are fun and make me remember why I started flying in the first place. This blog is a demonstration of some of the crazy ideas that pop into my head from time to time. The way I see it, life is too short to not give these wild ideas a go. I don't mind if people think I'm crazy. I probably am.

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