Shipping Costs To The Uk
I just got a massive shock from Parcelforce in the UK. A recent large purchase of Bulletproof goods is going to cost to over Â£500 to clear customs. The goods with shipping were just over Â£300 to buy from the Upgrade store.
The import VAT is Â£343. This just seems insane. This means a Â£300 order will end up with a final cost of +Â£800. I have done some reading and found these links that try explain how VAT and customs is worked out when importing into the UK.
Have any others in the UK had to fill out a: BOR286 - Customs Duty and/or import VAT relating to imports by post form?
Did HMRC work out the VAT correctly on the goods you imported?
I'd like to see what HM Revenue & Customs values each Upgraded Self item so that I can see how they worked out the 20% VAT charge.
That was a shock to the system today to see that.
Any help, hints, tips etc... from the community would be appreciated.