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http://www.meplat.com.au MFS also provides an importing service that allows you the means to obtain firearm items sold overseas that are not stocked in Australian shops. Let us know what you want and we can discuss how we can help you.

Meplat

Firearm

Services







Meplat

Firearm

Services

(MFS)

offers

Australian

hunters

and

shooters

products

and

services

that

they

will

only

find here.

MFS

is

the

Australian

distributor

for

Cutting

Edge

Bullets

(makers

of

premium

hunting

and

competition

projectiles),

North

Fork

Technologies

(makers

of

premium

hunting

projectiles),

B&M
Rifles

and

Cartridges

(makers

of

the

B&M

line

of

cartridges

and

the

compact

big

bore

rifles

that shoot

them)

and

CheyTac

USA

(makers
of

the

.408

and .375

CheyTac

long

range

rifles,

brass

and

projectles).



The

projectiles

we

stock

are

second

to

none

when

it

comes

to

terminal

performance

on

game.

They

incorporate

new

technologies

and

innovative

materials

that

are

leading

the

way

in


hunting

performance.

The
line

of brass

hunting

projectiles

from

Cutting

Edge

Bullets

(CEB)

are

a

good

example.

They

set

the

benchmark

for

terminal

performance

in

terms

of

both

penetration

and

tissue

damage.

We

stock

projectiles

in
all

popular

calibres

from

.224

to

.620,

as

well

as

less

common

big

bore

diameters.



MFS

also

provides

an
importing

service

that

allows

you

the

means

to

obtain firearm

and

related

items

sold

overseas

that

are

not

stocked

in

Australian shops.

We

will

take

care of

the

export


and

import

requirements

and

make

foreign

purchases

possible

for

you.

Let

us

know

what
you

want and we
can

discuss

how

we can

help
you.



In

addition,

MFS

provides

information

on

a

range

of

topics

including

big

bore shooting,

reloading

techniques

and

custom

rifle

builds

Firearms




Meplat

Firearm

Services'

main

focus

with

respect

to

firearms

is

large

calibre

hunting

rifles,

and

particularly

the

B&M

style

rifles

which

are

compact,

yet

powerful.

In
the

future,

we

may

also

sell

other

firearms,

and

will

make

this

known

on

our

website.

Importing

Service






Meplat

Firearm

Services

provides

an

importing

service

that

allows

you

to

obtain

firearms,

firearm

accessories

and

ammunition

components

from

overseas

suppliers

that

are

not

available

from

Australian

retailers

or

distributors.

Let

us

handle

the

import

permits,

export

licences

and

all

the

Customs,

Quarantine

and

Police

importation

documents

for

you.



Below

is

an

outline

of

the
process

and

requirements,

designed

to

provide

you

with

both

understanding

and

transparency

of

what
is

involved
in

importing.

Please

take

the

time

to

read

through

it.



Importing

Process


The

process

for

obtaining

your

required

item

will

depend

on

the

supplier

and

the

exporter.

Generally

for

US

imports

now,

the

preferred

option
once
you

have

located

the

item

you

wish

to

purchase,

is

to

negotiate

the

sale

of

the

item

with

the

seller,

advising

them

that

payment

will

be

made

by

a

US

based

Federal

Firearms

Licence

(FFL)

exporter.

This

is

preferred

because

it

greatly

streamlines

the

export

paperwork

on

the

US

side.

Many

suppliers

(especially

private

sellers)

will

only

accept

payment

from

US

credit

cards

or

US

based

bank

accounts

anyway

(also

most

sellers

won't

want

to

deal

with

you

if

they

think

that

they

will

have

to

do

the exportng

themselves,

as

very

few

hold

export

licences).

We

will

then

supply

you

the

relevant

details,

and

you

make

a

telegraphic

transfer

(also

known

as

a

wire

transfer)

of

funds

to

the

exporter.

Some

exporters


are

also

retailers,

but

will

only

export

items

that

they

supply

themselves

and

won't

accept

items

for

export

that

have

come

from

another

supplier.



In

most

cases,
it

will

be

less

problematic

for you

to supply

us

with

the

full

details

of

the item


and

the supplier,

and

we make

the

purchase.

This

is

because
as

MFS

is

the

importer, some

exporters

require

the

goods

to

be

purchased

in

that

name,

rather

than

by

a

third

party.

While
it

is

less

work

for

us

if

you

make

the

purchase

yourself,
it
can

cause

problems

down

the line.


The

exporter

that

we

maily

use

will

accept

goods

from

various

suppliers,

and

essentially

becomes

the

new

supplier

once

the

goods

have

arrived

at

their

facikity

and

been

entered

into

their

books.

When being

exported,

all

goods

in

a

consignment

need

to

be

in

the

name

of

the

same

importer,

which

will

be

MFS.



mporting

Costs

Meplat

Firearm

Services

charge

a

fee

for

the

importation

of

firearms

and

firearm

parts

due

to

the

work

and

associated

costs

involved

in

arranging

the

import

and

export

documentation

and

clearing

the

items

through

Customs.

Costs

will

be

dependent

on

how

soon

you

require

the

items,

as

it

is

less

expensive

to

import

items

that

can

be

included

in

a

consignment

containing

other

firearms

and

firearm

parts,

as

the

fixed

importing

costs

can

be

spread

across

more

items.

This

reduces

the

landed

cost

of

each

individual

firearm

or

part.

You

should

also

be

aware

that

any

consignment

with

a

total

value

of

$1,000

or

more

that

is

imported

is

subject

to

Australia

GST

of

10%.

This

is

regardless

of

whether

individual

items

contained

within

the

consignment

are

less

than

that

amount,

and

regardless

of whether

they

are

new

or

second

hand.


Costs

payable

include:


1.

Item

purchase

price;


2.

US

shipping

from

supplier

to

exporter;


3.

Export

costs

from

US,

including

exporter

fees

(percentage)

and

State

Dept

documentation

fee

(proportional);


4.

Freight

from

US

to

Australia

(proportional);


5.

Landing

charges

(proportional);


6.

GST

(any

consignment

of

value

$1,000

or

more,

including

freight,

attracts

GST,

which
is

payable

by

the

importer

to

Customs,

prior

to

the

consignment

being

released);


7.

Import

Duty

(applicable

to

some

items,

see

below);


8.

Customs

and

AQIS

processing

and

inspection

fees

(proportional);


9.

MFS

import

fee (fixed cost);

and

10.

Postage

cost

to

your

local

dealer

(unless

you

can

pick

up

from

Adelaide).

Actual

cost

calculations

depend

on

a

number

of

factors:

1.

Exchange

rates

at

time

of

item

purchase

and
import;


2.

Shipping

cost

depends

on

the

weight

of

the

item

and

current

air

freight

prices;


3.

US

export

fees depend

on

the cost
of

the

item, and also

the

number

of

items

being

imported

in

the

same

consignment.


4.

US

export

fees

can

also

vary

from

exporter

to

exporter.

The

exporter

used

may

vary,

depending

on

the

origin

(supplier)

of

the goods.


If

you

were

to

import

the item

yourself,

you

would
have to

pay

all

costs

except

for

the

MFS

import

fee (item

8),

and

possibly

also

an

import

broker's

fee

on top

(depending

on

which

State

you

live

in).

However,

you would

then need

to do

all

the

export

paperwork

yourself

and

then,

either

submit

your

Customs

import

declaration

when

your

consignment

arrives,

or

(depending

on

your

State)

engage

an

import

broker

to

do

the

Customs

clearance

for

you.

If

MFS

do

the

importing,

then we

handle

all

the

export

and

import

documentation.


To

give

you
an
idea

of

costs,

if

you

wanted

to

purchase

a

firearm which

costs

US$1,000,

at

today's

exchange

rate

(around

US$0.80

to

the

Australian

$)

it
would

cost

you
approximately

A$2,165

in

total,

if

you

add

your

firearm

to

a

current

MFS

import consignment.

A

firearm

part

(e.g.

barrel

or

stock)

costing

US$500

would

cost

you
approximately

A$1,235.

Single

importing

(i.e.

not

as

part

of

a

consignment)

could cost

significantly

more.


While

this

may

seem

like

a

lot,
it
may

well

still

be

less

than

what
you will

pay

from

an

Australian

retail

outlet

if

the

firearm
was

imported
by

an

Australian

distributor.

Also,
if

you

import

the

firearm

yourself
as

a

single item,
you

cannot

utilise
any

savings

that

occur

when

a

bulk

consignment

is

imported.

For

example,

the

US

State

Dept

charge

a

US$250

documentation

fee

for

any

export

licence

for

firearms

or

firearm

parts.

This

applies

whether

you

import

one


firearm

/

part
or

20

in

the

consignment.

So,

if

your

rifle

was

one of

10

in

a

consignment,

then

you

only

pay

the

proportional

documentation

fee

(10%

=

US$25)

for

your

firearm,

whereas

if

your

firearm

was

the

only

item

in

the

consignment,

you

pay

the

full

US$250.


US

exporters

typically

charge

export

fees

in

a

range between

5%



15%.

The

ones

that

charge

lower

export

fees

are

generally

those

who

will

only

export

items

that

they

supply

themselves.

If

you

want

items

from

more

than

one

supplier

and

can't

import

all

your

items

through

the

one

exporter,

the

cost

of

importing

more

than

one

consignment

may

outweigh

the cost

of

going

with

an

exporter

who

charges

a

higher

fee,

but

will

accept

items

from

various

suppliers.

Wherever

possible,

MFS

will

piggy
-
back

as

many

import

items

as

possible

into

each

consignment

to

reduce

the

proportion

of

fixed

costs

on

each

item.

This

makes

the

total

import

cost

less

for

each item,

and
as

such

providers

a

lower

total cost

to
you.


For

our

work

in

arranging

the

export

and import

paperwork

and

Customs

clearance,

we charge

you

a

fixed import

fee

per

item.

This

fee

is

not dependent

on

the

cost

of

the item (i.e. it
is

not
a

percentage

fee

based

on

the

item

value).

The

fee

charged

per

item

may

be

reduced

if

you

order

more

than

one

item

within

the

same

consignment.

Also,

firearms

are

charged
at

a

separate

rate

from

less

expensive

firearm
accessory

items

(but

which still

need

export
&

import

paperwork

&

Customs

clearance).






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