We're just about to complete on a lovely 3 bedroom property in Carcassonne. We've had furniture custom made for the property in Asia. Carcassonne will be our second home as we live in the Middle East.
Some of my family and friends, who have holiday homes in Southern France (which is not their primary country of residence..) have cleared their furniture (which they bought in various places in Asia) tax free from the port by submitting an affadavit that the furniture was for their own use and that they pledged not to sell it for one/two years etc..)
I know you can do this but the agent my shipper has put me through to says that french customs will have a look at the invoice and tax us accordingly. We obviously dont want to be taxed as it is for our own use and we've spent a considerable sum on it.....
Could anyone advise of a customs clearance agency in Marseilles who are trustworthy and can assist us? All advice is welcome here...Cheers!