A lot of the hiking and camping gear I have comes from the United States, one of the most common questions I am asked is about Import Duty?
Although Duty and VAT charges for imported goods are well documented, it’s quite a confusing subject.
Any parcel assessed as being liable for Customs charges will also incur a Royal Mail handling fee of £8.Royal Mail
Any goods imported into the UK over the value of £15 are liable for import VAT. In the event of a No Deal Brexit, the government has committed to reducing this VAT threshold to £0 (zero) and VAT will be due on all qualifying imports from both the EU and non-EU countries and an £8 handling fee applied.
That quote from the Royal Mail is easy to understand but in practice sometimes a charge is applied, others its
Many people are often shocked about the amount of duty applied to
The easiest way in my opinion, to avoid a shock when that dreaded grey card comes through the door is to work out how much duty will be applied and factor that
The most accurate tool I have found is SimplyDuty, the online calculator seems to be kept up to date and is 9 times out of 10, give or take a few pounds spot on.