Tax and duty charges from usa to uk question

  erkmatrix 17:03 30 Mar 2007

I'm interested in buying some paints from the states to be delivered to the UK and the value plus delivery comes to £200. with a weight of 7.1 kg

Does anyone know how much customs would charge me as would it be any more than $50 or could it be close to $100 or even over. Any indication would be good to see if its still a good price to buy from the USA instead of over here.


  wjrt 17:36 30 Mar 2007

is complicated as different rates are imposed on different products plus vat and an agents fee for collecting the charges eg think post office charge is around £12 on top of the duty and vat.
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might get better advice here

  spuds 17:44 30 Mar 2007

This is a very tricky question, and you may find the true answer on delivery to your door, which could be a surprise either way.

Another point is 'paints' which can be classed as hazardous, requiring special arrangements.

Phone someone like DHL who could possibly have the answer, they specialise in US to UK door to door deliveries.

  moorie- 23:21 30 Mar 2007

heres a recent pca news item that may be of interest
click here

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