MOD SURPLUS

we sell ex army modsurplus military vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Whats the difference between "as is" price and "prepared price"

"As is price" refers to an item being sold in the same condition as it was received at our facility without any work having been done to it, this offers the buyer the best price option.

"Prepared price" refers to an item which has been workshop checked, serviced (see below) and has been re-painted to a single of choice by the customer. (reduction available if painting not required)

Can I order goods for a non embargoed destination and then ship to an embargoed destination

The simple answer to this question is no.

If we are advised at any point that goods (which are to be ordered, or have been ordered, and which are to be shipped to a non embargoed destination) will upon arrival be moved to an embargoed destination e.g. Republic of Congo to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) then we must decline or cancel the order.

Do I need RHD or LHD

The map below shows left and right hand drive countries.

If you are uncertain, start typing the country name into the box below and it will provide the details for the country selected

Which country drives on the Left and which on the right


Abu Dhabi (not a country, but capital of the United Arab Emirates) drives on the right   Gaza drives on the right
Afghanistan drives on the right   Georgia drives on the right
Albania drives on the right   Germany drives on the right
Algeria drives on the right   Ghana drives on the right
American Samoa drives on the right   Gibraltar drives on the right
Andorra drives on the right   Great Britain (GB) drives on the left
Angola drives on the right   Greece drives on the right
Anguilla drives on the left   Greenland drives on the right
Antigua and Barbuda drives on the left   Grenada drives on the left
Argentina drives on the right   Guadeloupe drives on the right
Armenia drives on the right   Guam drives on the right
Aruba drives on the right   Guatemala drives on the right
Australia drives on the left   Guernsey drives on the left
Austria drives on the right   Guinea drives on the right
Azerbaijan drives on the right   Guinea-Bissau drives on the right
Azores drive on the right   Guyana drives on the left
Bahamas drives on the left   Haiti drives on the right
Bahrain drives on the right   Holland (officially the Netherlands) drives on the right
Balearic Islands drive on the right   Honduras drives on the right
Bangladesh drives on the left   Hong Kong drives on the left
Barbados drives on the left   Hungary drives on the right
Belarus drives on the right   Iceland drives on the right
Belgium drives on the right   India drives on the left
Belize drives on the right   Indonesia drives on the left
Benin drives on the right   Iran drives on the right
Bermuda drives on the left   Iraq drives on the right
Bhutan drives on the left   Ireland (Eire) drives on the left
Bolivia drives on the right   Ireland, Northern drives on the left
Bonaire drives on the right   Isle of Man drives on the left
Bosnia and Herzegovina drives on the right   Israel drives on the right
Botswana drives on the left   Italy drives on the right
Brazil drives on the right   Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) drives on the right
British Virgin Islands drive on the left   Jamaica drives on the left
Brunei drives on the left   Japan drives on the left
Bulgaria drives on the right   Jersey drives on the left
Burkina Faso drives on the right   Jordan drives on the right
Burma (officially Myanmar) drives on the right   Kazakhstan drives on the right
Burundi drives on the right   Kenya drives on the left
Cambodia drives on the right   Kiribati drives on the left
Cameroon drives on the right   Korea, North drives on the right
Canada drives on the right   Korea, South drives on the right
Canary Islands drive on the right   Kosovo drives on the right
Cape Verde (in Portuguese: Cabo Verde) drives on the right   Kuwait drives on the right
Cayman Islands drives on the left   Kyrgyzstan drives on the right
Central African Republic drives on the right   Laos drives on the right
Chad drives on the right   Latvia drives on the right
Channel Islands (Guernsey & Jersey) drive on the left   Lebanon drives on the right
Chile drives on the right   Lesotho drives on the left
China, People’s Republic of drives on the right   Liberia drives on the right
Christmas Island drives on the left   Libya drives on the right
Cocos (Keeling) Islands drive on the left   Liechtenstein drives on the right
Colombia drives on the right   Lithuania drives on the right
Comoros drives on the right   Luxembourg drives on the right
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Congo-Kinshasa) drives on the right   Macau drives on the left
Congo, Republic of the (Congo-Brazzaville) drives on the right   Macedonia, North drives on the right
Cook Islands drives on the left   Madagascar drives on the right
Costa Rica drives on the right   Madeira drives on the right
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) drives on the right   Malawi drives on the left
Croatia drives on the right   Malaysia drives on the left
Cuba drives on the right   Maldives drives on the left
Curaçao drives on the right   Mali drives on the right
Cyprus drives on the left   Malta drives on the left
Czechia (Czech Republic) drives on the right   Marshall Islands drive on the right
Denmark drives on the right   Martinique drives on the right
Djibouti drives on the right   Mauritania drives on the right
Dominica drives on the left   Mauritius drives on the left
Dominican Republic drives on the right   Mayotte drives on the right
Dubai (not a country, but the largest city in the United Arab Emirates) drives on the right   Mexico drives on the right
East Timor (Timor-Leste) drives on the left   Micronesia, Federated States of drives on the right
Ecuador drives on the right   Moldova drives on the right
Egypt drives on the right   Monaco drives on the right
El Salvador drives on the right   Mongolia drives on the right
England drives on the left   Montenegro drives on the right
Equatorial Guinea drives on the right   Montserrat drives on the left
Eritrea drives on the right   Morocco drives on the right
Estonia drives on the right   Mozambique drives on the left
Ethiopia drives on the right   Myanmar (formerly Burma) drives on the right
Faeroe Islands drive on the right   Namibia drives on the left
Falkland Islands drives on the left   Nauru drives on the left
Fiji drives on the left   Nepal drives on the left
Finland drives on the right   Netherlands drives on the right
France drives on the right   New Caledonia drives on the right
French Guiana drives on the right   New Zealand drives on the left
French Polynesia drives on the right   Nicaragua drives on the right
Gabon (Gabonese Republic) drives on the right   Niger drives on the right
Gambia drives on the right   Nigeria drives on the right
Niue drives on the left   Virgin Islands (USA) drive on the left
Norfolk Island drives on the left   Wales drives on the left
North Cyprus (unrecognised, self-declared state) drives on the left   Wallis and Futuna drives on the right
Northern Ireland drives on the left   West Bank drives on the right
Northern Mariana Islands drive on the right   Western Sahara drives on the right
North Korea drives on the right   Yemen drives on the right
Macedonia, North drives on the right   Zambia drives on the left
Norway drives on the right   Zimbabwe drives on the left
Oman drives on the right      
Pakistan drives on the left      
Palau drives on the right      
Panama drives on the right      
Papua New Guinea drives on the left      
Paraguay drives on the right      
Peru drives on the right      
Philippines drives on the right      
Pitcairn Islands drive on the left      
Poland drives on the right      
Portugal drives on the right      
Puerto Rico drives on the right      
Qatar drives on the right      
Réunion drives on the right      
Romania drives on the right      
Russia (officially the Russian Federation) drives on the right      
Rwanda drives on the right      
Saba drives on the right      
Saint Barthélemy (informally also referred to as Saint Barth’s or Saint Barts) drives on the right      
Saint Kitts and Nevis (officially the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis) drives on the left      
Saint Lucia drives on the left      
Saint Martin drives on the right      
Saint Helena drives on the left      
Sint Eustatius drives on the right      
Sint Maarten drives on the right      
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines drives on the left      
Samoa drives on the left      
San Marino drives on the right      
São Tomé and Príncipe drives on the right      
Saudi Arabia drives on the right      
Scotland drives on the left      
Senegal drives on the right      
Serbia drives on the right      
Seychelles drives on the left      
Sierra Leone drives on the right      
Singapore drives on the left      
Slovakia drives on the right      
Slovenia drives on the right      
Solomon Islands drive on the left      
Somalia drives on the right      
Somaliland (unrecognised, self-declared state) drives on the right      
South Africa drives on the left      
South Korea drives on the right      
South Sudan drives on the right      
Spain drives on the right      
Sri Lanka drives on the left      
Sudan drives on the right      
Suriname drives on the left      
Swaziland drives on the left      
Sweden drives on the right      
Switzerland drives on the right      
Syria drives on the right      
Tahiti drives on the right      
Taiwan drives on the right      
Tajikistan drives on the right      
Tanzania drives on the left      
Thailand drives on the left      
Togo drives on the right      
Tokelau drives on the left      
Tonga drives on the left      
Trinidad and Tobago drives on the left      
Tunisia drives on the right      
Turkey drives on the right      
Turkmenistan drives on the right      
Turks and Caicos Islands drive on the left      
Tuvalu drives on the left      
Uganda drives on the left      
Ukraine drives on the right      
United Arab Emirates (UAE) drives on the right      
United Kingdom (UK) drives on the left      
United States of America (USA) drives on the right      
United States Virgin Islands drive on the left      
Uruguay drives on the right      
Uzbekistan drives on the right      
Vanuatu drives on the right      
Vatican City drives on the right      
Venezuela drives on the right      
Vietnam drives on the right      
Virgin Islands (British) drive on the left      

Why do I need a De-Gas Certificate to ship a tanker truck/trailer

Shippers have a long standing rule that for safety reasons, tanks and tankers must be De-Gassed to be permitted to board a vessel.

Degassing involves venting, steam cleaning and drying of the tank.

The charge for this is GBP £500.00 per tank and is in addition to any shipping costs.

Why don't you show prices?

The simple reason that we don't provide prices is due to the fact that:-

  • a) Our stock changes so frequently it is impossible to list current prices
  • b) Customers often purchase several items which allow for some negotiated discount
  • c) Customers orders often include modification to suit their own specification

Do you give a warranty

Because we cannot countenance the history of any vehicle or machine and because for the most part the vehicles are being exported we do not give warranties, however, we have been in business for over 60 years and will try to resolve any issues to the clients satisfaction.

We also invite any inspection of customer orders before, during and after preparation which will server to provide peace of mind.

Do you accept part exchanges

As a general rule the answer is no, we are unable to accept part exchanges, however we will consider such a request on a case by case basis.

Can you arrange an independent inspection for us

Yes - We can arrange for an independent inspection to be carried out on equipment to be purchased both before and after preparation

Shipping

Can you arrange shipping

YES, we can arrange shipping for customers.

Goods generally go by sea on RORO  vessels (Roll On Roll Off) or by 20ft. 40ft or 45ft container depending on the size of the shipment, RORO is usually the cheaper option.

We can also arrange for marine insurance if the customer requires it.

We can also arrange air transportation for urgent shipments but this is incredibly expensive depending on the size of the shipment, ask for details.

All ex. military equipment requires an export license from the UK government and in some cases an additional license from the country of origin of the goods being shipped (example: Oshkosh from the USA)

If you want to track a vessel use the following website (recommended)


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Inco Terms

The Incoterms rules or International Commercial terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) widely used in international commercial transactions.

A series of three-letter trade terms related to common sales practices, the Incoterms rules are intended primarily to clearly communicate the tasks, costs and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods.

The Incoterms rules are accepted by governments, legal authorities and practitioners worldwide for the interpretation of most commonly used terms in international trade.

They are intended to reduce or remove altogether uncertainties arising from different interpretation of the rules in different countries.

First published in 1936, the Incoterms rules have been periodically updated, with the eighth version—Incoterms 2010—having been published on January 1, 2011

INCO Definitions as used by us.

EXW (Ex Works)

Ex means from. Works means factory, mill or warehouse, which is the seller's premises. EXW applies to goods available only at the seller's premises. Buyer is responsible for loading the goods on truck or container at the seller's premises, and for the subsequent costs and risks.

In practice, it is not uncommon that the seller loads the goods on truck or container at the seller's premises without charging loading fee.

In the quotation, indicate the named place (seller's premises) after the acronym EXW, for example EXW Kobe and EXW San Antonio.

The term EXW is commonly used between the manufacturer (seller) and export-trader (buyer), and the export-trader resells on other trade terms to the foreign buyers. Some manufacturers may use the term Ex Factory, which means the same as Ex Works.

CFR (Cost & Freight - Formerly C&F)

The delivery of goods to the named port of destination (discharge) at the seller's expense. Buyer is responsible for the cargo insurance and other costs and risks. The term CFR was formerly written as C&F. Many importers and exporters worldwide still use the term C&F.

In the export quotation, indicate the port of destination (discharge) after the acronym CFR, for example CFR Karachi and CFR Alexandria.

Under the rules of the INCOTERMS 1990, the term Cost and Freight is used for ocean freight only. However, in practice, the term Cost and Freight (C&F) is still commonly used in the air freight.

CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight.

The cargo insurance and delivery of goods to the named port of destination (discharge) at the seller's expense. Buyer is responsible for the import customs clearance and other costs and risks.

In the export quotation, indicate the port of destination (discharge) after the acronym CIF, for example CIF Pusan and CIF Singapore.

Under the rules of the INCOTERMS 1990, the term CIF is used for ocean freight only. However, in practice, many importers and exporters still use the term CIF in the air freight.

Payment

Do I need to pay VAT?

If you are a UK customer

Yes you need to pay VAT at the current rate on all purchases.

If you are VAT registered you can claim this amount back


If you are an EC Customer (Excluding the UK) and we arrange the shipping

Yes you will need to pay VAT unless you can provide us with your EC Registered VAT number


If you are an EC Customer (Excluding the UK) and you arrange the shipping

Yes you will need to pay VAT

If you can provide us with your EC Registered VAT number and if your freight forwarder is able to give us written confirmation that they will provide us with a copy of the bills of lading then we will consider not charging VAT on the sale however, we must stress that this is done at our discretion and is dependent on our assessment of the shipping company as to the reliability of any statements to this effect


If you are a Non EC Customer and we arrange the shipping

You will not be charged VAT


If you are a Non EC Customer and you arrange the shipping

No you will not need to pay VAT however,

We need your freight forwarder to provide us with written confirmation that they will give us a copy of the bills of lading.  If we do not receive this confirmation, we will have to charge a 20% surcharge which is then refundable on receipt of a copy of the Bills of Lading

Terms

Our standard terms for orders is EXW (Inco definition = Ex. Works)

30% deposit with order (unless agreed in advance)

Balance prior to shipping or collection from premises

INCO Definitions

EXW (Ex Works)

 

Ex means from. Works means factory, mill or warehouse, which is the seller's premises. EXW applies to goods available only at the seller's premises. Buyer is responsible for loading the goods on truck or container at the seller's premises, and for the subsequent costs and risks.

 

In practice, it is not uncommon that the seller loads the goods on truck or container at the seller's premises without charging loading fee.

 

In the quotation, indicate the named place (seller's premises) after the acronym EXW, for example EXW Kobe and EXW San Antonio.

 

The term EXW is commonly used between the manufacturer (seller) and export-trader (buyer), and the export-trader resells on other trade terms to the foreign buyers. Some manufacturers may use the term Ex Factory, which means the same as Ex Works.

 

CRF (Cost & Freight - Formerly C&F)

 

The delivery of goods to the named port of destination (discharge) at the seller's expense. Buyer is responsible for the cargo insurance and other costs and risks. The term CFR was formerly written as C&F.

 

Many importers and exporters worldwide still use the term C&F.

 

In the export quotation, indicate the port of destination (discharge) after the acronym CFR, for example CFR Karachi and CFR Alexandria.

 

Under the rules of the INCOTERMS 1990, the term Cost and Freight is used for ocean freight only. However, in practice, the term Cost and Freight (C&F) is still commonly used in the air freight.

 

CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight)

 

The cargo insurance and delivery of goods to the named port of destination (discharge) at the seller's expense. Buyer is responsible for the import customs clearance and other costs and risks.

 

In the export quotation, indicate the port of destination (discharge) after the acronym CIF, for example CIF Pusan and CIF Singapore.

 

Under the rules of the INCOTERMS 1990, the term CIF is used for ocean freight only. However, in practice, many importers and exporters still use the term CIF in the air freight.

 

Do you accept letters of credit?

Yes we can accept letters of credit for balance payment, all initial deposits are preferred to be made by bank transfer unless the buyer is very well known and trusted.

Letters of credit must be:-

  • Confirmed
  • Irrevocable
  • Payable at sight (of shipping documents)
  • At the counters of a Major UK Bank
  • Allow for partial shipments

 

Export Licensing

Why do I need an export license?

Exports sales make up over 90-95% of our core business and as such we are well versed in the processes involved in the shipping of vehicles and equipment round the world.

It is necessary for most exports to require an Export Licence as issued by BIS (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills).

In particular it is necessary for customers purchasing ex. military vehicles to apply for an export licence being specific to the items being exported if the items are being exported from the U.K.

EXPORT LICENCE....   What to do? (Don't worry it's not that difficult)

Goods listed on our website as "NLR - No Licence Required are either civilian machines or have been deemed by BIS as not requiring a licence by virtue of having submitted a rating application.

Any surplus military vehicle which is considered to be "Specially Designed for Military Use" must be shipped on either an "Open General Export Licence (OGEL)" or a "Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL)" depending on which country they are being sent to.

To download the latest copy of the OGEL

Click Here

All other countries listed in Schedule 2 will require a Full SIEL export licence for which the application forms (depending on whether you are an End User or Stockist) can be found following the link below:

Download End User Document | Download Stockist Document

Firstly when applying for an export licence, customers need to complete what is called an End User Agreement, a copy of which can be downloaded using the link above and which incorporates a checklist to aid in it's completion.

Once that has been completed simply submit it back to our office if we are applying for the licence on your behalf or submit it to BIS if you are applying independently for the licence.

The sequence of events is as follows:

1: Enquiry is received in regards to Ex. Military Vehicles and quote given
2: Customer satisfied with quote and confirms intention to place order
3: Customer advised that Export Licence required and recommendation made to submit an application which is a cost and commitment free exercise i.e. it costs nothing to submit an application and an application does not mean an obligation to purchase from us.
4: Customer completes End User letter and submits to our office who in turn submit with licence application to BIS.
5: Customer places order
6: Order complete for shipping at same time as Export License issued.

Export licence applications generally take between 3-6 weeks to be processed and approved.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Some countries are under an EU embargo and as such will not be granted an export licence unless it can be proven that the vehicles are for Humanitarian Aid Support e.g. UN Aid Work.

For more information on EU Embargoed Countries.....
Go To The BIS Website

How much does a license cost?

There is currently no fee for an export licence however, BIS is considering levying a fee in for each licence application.

How long does a license last?

A licence once granted is valid for 2 years or until it is exhausted i.e. all goods stated are shipped or it expires or is revoked due to changes in the status of the destination concerned e.g. EU/NATO sanctions come into force.

How do I complete an End User?

Completing the End User Document

For information on how to complete the end user document, give our office a call.
To download a copy of the End User Forms use the link provided below.


Download End User Document
Download Stocklist Document

Do I need a licence?

It depends on whether you are buying and or shipping Military or Civilian vehicles and equipment.

If the goods are civilian e.g. Caterpillar Plant or Civilian trucks then NO you should not need an export licence, we can help advise.

If the goods are Surplus Military items then YES, some form of licence will be required, please refer to the FAQ Export Licences - Why do I need an export licence 

Importing

Can I import into the USA or Canada?

The rule for the importation of Land Rovers into either the USA or Canada is that the vehicles and in particular the chassis must be at least:-

  • 25 years old for the United States
  • 15 years old for Canada