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#1 Piotr Litwinski

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:12 AM

Hi,

I was wondering if someone can help me out with this issue.

 

I'm looking for an advise on taking Red Epic into China.

 

What is the best way and cheapest to do that in terms of customs requirements etc.

 

I'll appreciate response or pointing me out to appropriate topic or forum.

 

Many Thanks

 

Piotr

 


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#2 Vic Mao

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:31 PM

Hi Piotr, I'm a Chinese and studied in Vancouver and I'm also a RED owner, after school I went back China this year June, I taking my EPIC back with airline, I kept the body , lenses, etc with me and checked in everything else, for sure the body is overweight, but once I told them it's a camera and no way I can check in this, they just let me go.

 

For the customs, I don't know the specific policy but after I landed, the customs didn't charge me anything just ask me to filled a form and i'm free to go, it may different if you are not a Chinese, but I don't think they will charge you money as long as you said it's for yourself.


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#3 Vic Mao

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:35 PM

Actually the form I filled is for something else, they just asked me what's inside I said it's a camera and they just let me go.

 

 

Hi Piotr, I'm a Chinese and studied in Vancouver and I'm also a RED owner, after school I went back China this year June, I taking my EPIC back with airline, I kept the body , lenses, etc with me and checked in everything else, for sure the body is overweight, but once I told them it's a camera and no way I can check in this, they just let me go.

 

For the customs, I don't know the specific policy but after I landed, the customs didn't charge me anything just ask me to filled a form and i'm free to go, it may different if you are not a Chinese, but I don't think they will charge you money as long as you said it's for yourself.


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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:51 AM

I gather China doesn't fully recognise Carnets (ATA Carnets are only valid for trade shows / exhibitions), but having one could help you get the gear back into your own country. It's something that need planning advance.


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#5 Ed David

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

A business sponsorship is the best and safest way.  Just did a job over there.

Also can I recommend an amazing production company - bag ladies.  They were super useful with everything and have access to reds, alexas, etc


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#6 Freya Black

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:02 PM

A business sponsorship is the best and safest way.  Just did a job over there.

Also can I recommend an amazing production company - bag ladies.  They were super useful with everything and have access to reds, alexas, etc

 

Do you mean these people?:

 

 

http://www.iamtbl.com/

 

 

Interesting name! :)

 

Freya


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#7 Ed David

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:33 AM

yes I believe that is them.  The owner grew up in California and one of the owners is an ex-pat as well.


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