Ordering trainers from America.. Watch
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Last edited by konthedon; 24-03-2010 at 18:51.
- 09-02-2010 00:03
- 09-02-2010 00:20
If you buy goods online from a country outside the European Union, for instance the USA, Canada, China, Australia
You will be charged:
Customs Duty if the amount of duty is £9 or over
Import VAT if the value of the goods is £18 and over
Excise Duty for some goods like alcohol and tobacco
Royal Mail, Parcelforce Worldwide and Fast Parcel Operators may charge you for processing your package through Customs. These charges are normally collected together with any duty/taxes on delivery but they are not Customs duties. If you need to know the exact cost of these extra charges in advance, you should contact the seller and ask which carrier they will be using to send your goods. You can then contact the carrier and ask what their charges will be.
so duty between 5-9%
say 9% makes £5.76
total around £70
VAT at 17.5% around another £10
now total is £80
PLUS whatever the parcel service decides to charge you for processing all this through customs.
You're looking at over £100Last edited by hypocriticaljap; 09-02-2010 at 00:35.
- 09-02-2010 00:27
$100 isn't £50, more like £64.15 to be precise
hmmm has that improved recently? i though we were worse off going to the states than that
- 09-02-2010 23:19
Man, if only there were no customs, we'd all be rolling around in Macbooks and trainers.