What's the cost of importing to the UK?

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nivehc
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3 Nov 06 01:26:00 pm
I am new to importing and was wondering if any one could tell me what the additional cost if any are there , If say for instance I wanted 10 items lets say toy items from America to the uk, Ive worked out my price inc delivery to be $500 are there any other cost I should be aware of or is this my total price, any advice much appreciated.

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cooly
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3 Nov 06 07:22:34 pm
Hi mate, IF you are caught by customs, you can expect to pay 17.5% VAT and a few % duty. That is if you get hit.

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nivehc
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7 Nov 06 09:43:27 am
Thanks cooly so do I take it that its only if they stop your order to check it you only have to pay up? on average how often does this happen.

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salehoo_group
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7 Nov 06 10:59:06 pm
Usually for lots over say $300 pounds you will get hit and anything smaller usually (and don't quote us) gets through.

Customs generally aren't looking for the smaller lots, rather the big packages that people are using for business purposes.

Anyone else have any other experiences to share?


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nivehc
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10 Nov 06 11:17:00 am
what would be an average extra cost be? would you say 15 -20 % to the total billing.

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nivehc
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10 Nov 06 11:18:42 am
Also are charges the same across the board or is it different from USA ,China ect.

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12 Nov 06 09:55:21 pm
Hi there - you might find this link useful about importing from US to UK:

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This link has general info on importing to the UK:
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Importing from China to UK
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Good luck :D


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