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DomStar7
01-30-2008, 10:46 PM
Can you tell me how much it would be to import goods into the uk.

im thinking of spending $340-$365 at tennis warehouse

thanks

uk_skippy
01-30-2008, 11:30 PM
I made an order for US$140 with US$35 shipping and got charged about 35 tax & import duty. As TW send goods to the UK by Fedex there's little chance you'll get away without paying tax.

To be honest, unless you're going to buy something you cant get here in the UK, or you're buying something really cheap, its not worth importing it even with the favourable exchange rate.

Regards

Paul

origmarm
01-30-2008, 11:43 PM
http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_001454&propertyType=document

Essentially it's VAT (normally 17.5%) plus duty at varying rates

The minimums are not a lot:
Customs duty - if the amount of duty is 7 and over.
Import VAT - if the value of the goods is 18 and over.

The TARIC code for Tennis stuff is 9506510000 (yes I worked it out!) and if you got to

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds/cgi-bin/tarchap?Taric=9506510000&Download=0&Periodic=0&ProdLine=80&Lang=EN&SimDate=20080114&Country=----------&YesNo=1&Indent=2&Action=1#OK

And enter that and USA as the country or origin and you get......

4.7%. So the total tax rate is 22.2% on the purchase.

Add this to the cost of shipping and Paul is correct basically. I have done 4 orders with TW, got charged 3 times.

Hope it helps

Jonnyf
01-31-2008, 01:23 AM
Hi, It is still, all your luck.
I've made I think 8 orders, from shorts/shoes to a racket. I've been charged ONCE and that was on my first 1-2 orders.

nickb
01-31-2008, 01:52 AM
Ive made 3-4 orders and have never been taxed.


Nick

origmarm
01-31-2008, 03:26 AM
Dammit why can I never get away with it! :)

PROTENNIS63
01-31-2008, 03:42 AM
Nickb is very special. He probably has good connections back there in the UK so he never gets taxed. :)