Thanks Simon! It sure seems like a lot of hassle...simonm wrote: ↑Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:53 amYou can find out a lot here: https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty
You will have to pay VAT at 20% for sure. The "value" for VAT includes the cost of shipping.
Customs duties will kick in if the value is 135 uk pounds or more but usually this is a very small sum and may even be zero but the paperwork will likely cost money.
Hi Mark! Yes they are. Well, I thought of making them all in the UK but it seems that it will cost me more than the cost in the US+shipping+custom and duty... But again that is too much of a hassle... I wonder why it is so expensive in the UK!
Can't answer that ... but I'm often puzzled at the lack of understanding of true value here.Arash Ahmadi wrote:... it will cost me more than the cost in the US+shipping+custom and duty ... I wonder why it is so expensive in the UK!
Sounds very patriotic!
I don't understand blind pariotism - I value our beautiful countryside and current liberties (such as they are) but my country has a long and disgusting history of oppression, manipulation, exploitation and destruction - it continues today - not much to be proud of.Arash Ahmadi wrote:Sounds very patriotic!