Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021

Started by dannyboy, December 08, 2020, 07:46:52 PM

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willike1958

#195
Maybe I should have put this in the "angry" thread, but here goes.
I've just received a delivery of 7 tank wagons from Rails with a value of 194€. Went to La Poste to pick it up and got myself charged an extra 42€ customs duty, increasing the overall cost by just over 20%. All I can say is that I'm pleased that I acquired the vast majority of my rolling stock before Brexit and that in future, when I'm buying track and electronics stuff, I'll get it directly from within the EU whenever possible.

zwilnik

Even though the import duty limit is €150, you still have to pay VAT on anything imported from the UK. That's along with the handling charge the courier charges for applying that VAT. Which is why I now have to keep small amounts of cash ready in case the postman turns up with any pre-orders I made from the UK turn up.

As a for instance, my package of two NGF 10th Anniversary wagons cost me an extra €12 when they arrived in the post.

The end result of course is I'm no longer ordering anything from the UK unless it's absolutely necessary.

daffy

@Tank will be pleased to hear that NGF 10th Anniversary wagons are 'absolutely necessary'. :thumbsup:

This customs mess cuts both ways, as we in the UK know well when we order anything over the cost limit from EU suppliers and retailers. Which is why I don't.
Mike

Sufferin' succotash!

Newportnobby

[gmod]I realise it is so easy to drag politics into this subject but discussion about Brexit and the fall out is pointless political comment and against forum rules. As such, I have modified and removed the odd post to better reflect the complaint but without the politics. Please try to desist making such comment [/gmod]

Hiawatha

Have RoS deducted the British VAT from your order? Or did you end up paying VAT twice?
Peter

joe cassidy

Quote from: Newportnobby on December 11, 2021, 11:07:40 AM
I realise it is so easy to drag politics into this subject but discussion about Brexit and the fall out is pointless political comment and against forum rules. As such, I have modified and removed the odd post to better reflect the complaint but without the politics. Please try to desist making such comment
All these customs problems are due to brexit.
It's a fact.
It's not political.

Railwaygun

i have removed the latest offending post - we an apolitical and family friendly forum

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