Will I have to pay import fees to the UK?
From January 1st 2021, the UK is no longer part of the European Union. In general, due to Brexit, packages travelling to the UK (except those for Northern Ireland) are subject to customs, and customers will have to pay import duties (VAT + customs). The import duties calculation (VAT + customs) depends on the value of the order:
- If the value of the order is below 135 GBP, taxes are already applied to the total value of the order at the time of sale and additional taxes should not be charged at the time of import in the UK.
- If the value of the order exceeds 135 GBP, the order does not include taxes at the time of sale, but they will be charged at the time of import in the UK.
In order to avoid the import customs duties, you can also try to buy our products locally. We have quite a few resellers in GB. When ordering next time, you can check if they have the required products in stock.
For more information regarding the UK customs duties and taxes, we suggest you see UK's government website or contact the courier or your country's customs office. You can also check a more detailed explanation regarding taxes in the following text:
- Consignments valued at 135 GBP or less
For orders with the net value of the products excluding taxes and shipping costs less than 135 GBP, the exporter/consignor/seller must charge and account for VAT at the point of sale unless the consignment is a business-to-business sale and the customer has given them their UK VAT registration number. Additionally, orders with the net value of the products excluding shipping cost less than 135 GBP are not charged for the customs duties.
- Consignments valued at more than 135 GBP
For orders with the net value of the products excluding taxes and shipping costs more than 135 GBP, the exporter/consignor/seller does not charge VAT at the point of sale, but the customer pays VAT at the time of customs clearance when the goods come to the United Kingdom, together with customs duties.
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