Inporting goods into the UK.

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  1. DomStar7

    DomStar7 Banned

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    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
     
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  2. uk_skippy

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    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
     
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  3. origmarm

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    http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channels...ntent&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_custom...untry=----------&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
     
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  4. Jonnyf

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    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.
     
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  5. nickb

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    Ive made 3-4 orders and have never been taxed.


    Nick
     
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  6. origmarm

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    Dammit why can I never get away with it! :)
     
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  7. PROTENNIS63

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    Nickb is very special. He probably has good connections back there in the UK so he never gets taxed. :)
     
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