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Author Topic: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021  (Read 6403 times)

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #195 on: July 29, 2021, 02:56:45 PM »
Here in australia we got the same issue and doesnt matter if its 5 dollars or 500 dollars.
I bought a railway book from a uk company it was 2nd hand on ebay but because they do a lot of trade to australian people ebay collects the 10% gst or vat ontop of the item charge after the gov here got wise on all the money they are missing out on.
So if i go shopping at hattons or rails were pretty much paying the same as the uk price once they add on the gst

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #196 on: September 22, 2021, 09:51:26 PM »
In the uk anything under £130 you dont pay duty on if its classed as toys and Games, I buy from the continent and Japan and havent paid any duty yet

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #197 on: September 23, 2021, 12:03:37 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

That’s not quite true. The £135 threshold (not £130) is significant for the collection of VAT (below and the retailer collects it, above and HMRC do on import) as well as being the threshold for duty on non-excise goods (is everything other than alocohol and tobacco products!).

Model railways are 0% rated for duty, so the value is irrelevant, over £135 you just pay VAT on import, there is still no duty due.

so under £135 - nothing to pay on import, over £135 - VAT payable plus fees on import.

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #198 on: September 23, 2021, 08:57:25 AM »
There is a contingent issue when it comes to import duty. You may be buying something to use on a model railway but it could well be classed as something dutiable. The continental 3D printing houses won’t classify what you see as a loco body as a toy. It will be a piece of plastic which may be subject to duty. A toy/game needs to comply with certain safety and labelling standards, and the 3D printed loco body or box of electronic components will not have been certified in that way.

https://support.shapeways.com/hc/en-us/articles/360061541594-Brexit-FAQ

The solution is to keep order sizes including shipping below GBP135. For export from the UK, the customs authorities at destination may have higher/lower import thresholds for charging duty, as mentioned above for Australian sales tax.
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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #199 on: December 11, 2021, 08:41:32 AM »
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.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2021, 10:59:56 AM by Newportnobby, Reason: Some political comments removed as per forum rules »

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #200 on: December 11, 2021, 08:43:49 AM »
It’s over £135 so eu charge you import fees.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2021, 11:16:47 AM by Newportnobby, Reason: Unnecessary comment removed »

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #201 on: December 11, 2021, 09:24:32 AM »
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.

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #202 on: December 11, 2021, 10:20:24 AM »
@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.
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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #203 on: December 11, 2021, 11:07:40 AM »
Global Moderator Comment 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

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #204 on: December 11, 2021, 11:23:04 AM »
Have RoS deducted the British VAT from your order? Or did you end up paying VAT twice?
Peter

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #205 on: December 11, 2021, 02:34:09 PM »
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.

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #206 on: December 11, 2021, 03:28:30 PM »
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Administrator Comment That’s all folks……as we say in Adult land 👍🏻😃😃
« Last Edit: December 11, 2021, 03:29:41 PM by Only Me »

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Re: Import Duty etc On Goods From UK After 1 January 2021
« Reply #207 on: December 11, 2021, 10:50:18 PM »
i have removed the latest offending post - we an apolitical and family friendly forum

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