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Old 30 July 2012, 03:26   #11
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I don't know the definitive answer to this, but I suspect it was perfectly legal to purchase the 2 stroke in the CI's as they are not EU or UK (just British Isles). However if you are a resident of the EU and then take it home with you I would think it is akin to importing it and then falls under the law. If you were a CI resident and were relocating to the UK with it then I doubt there is much they could do.
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Old 30 July 2012, 07:38   #13
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Yes I get the picture....I think!
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Old 31 July 2012, 15:39   #14
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As grey as Scar Fell in the rain.

I read the all EU laws that I could find on the net last year. It was all about selling in the EU, i.e. not legal for sale with in the UK (unless commercial or racing as discussed).

So nothing wrong with selling outside the EU.

I emailed (so I had it in writing) customs at the port where said motor would arrive at. The response was; phone us and pay the duty and the motor would be released for collection by my courier.
So as long as the duties were paid customs had no problem with the "import". As said, the EU law only applies to the sale, nothing about import or use in the EU that I could find.
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So it's unlikely to get the end buyer into trouble by the sound of it.

When I bought my engine the dealer dealt with the importing and I had to pay their recommended courier about 60 to ship it from the port to my house.
I can't remember if I paid the duty separately, or if they put it on my bill.

But as I said they insisted that it was all fully legal and there were no risks at all.
It does appear a grey area though!
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The emissions regulations that effectively outlaw these two strokes are part of the RCD.

The RCD applies to vessels first put onto the market or into use within the EU after 16 June 1998.

I suspect therefore that it also applies to engines being imported for use.

Probably adding to the greyness!

Customs not responsible for enforcing the RCD so I guess they are only responsible for duty and vat.

Trading standards responsible for enforcing RCD - and not much enforcing going on unless there are incidents or complaints.
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