I have to pay £26 for customs? if anyone knows anything about this.?

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  • I have to pay £26 for customs? if anyone knows anything about this.?


Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 14:59
Goods from Hong Kong may be liable for customs duty. What you paid for postage has no bearing on it - thats for postage, not for duty and/or VAT. Sometimes you get away with it and escape duty even when you should pay-often when the amounts are small. But the seller does NOT have to pay the duty, you do.
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 15:30
You omitted to say what the value of the goods were that you purchased. Anything valued at over £15 is liable to 20% vat plus an £8 administration fee. Sometimes you will get away with it, other times not. this is a not.
Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 16:18
you pay the £26 cos thats what HMRC say the import duty is (If you think its incorrect then go to HMRC web site and check) and YOU pay it not the seller.(cos if you dont pay it you dont get the goods) You could try claimng it back from the seller, but I would say you have zero chance. (and its likely you will get a bill for all of them HMRC aint stupid ALL imported goods from outside the EU over the cost of £18 (inc postage I think) require payment of import duty a description and cost of the contents must be printed on the customs form on the package. If the description and cost of them is not correct then the whole package can be seized. So that brings into question what was printed on the 3rd package. Since there is no way it would through without duty being payable if the value £150 was printed on it.
Answer #4 | 21/12 2013 02:04
Sometimes a parcel gets through without being stopped and examined depends on amount being dealt with really but anything coming in from outside EU is liable for extra charges so when you buy from China and a lot of other places like USA you will get these charges added before delivery.

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