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Ordered a BREXIT kit from India, came via DHL, and had
to pay VAT and another charge which I suspect might be
customs duty, but I thought electronic kits were duty free?

Never had this problem with Chinese bits and pieces
(Not the Dave Clark Five :-) )

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On 19/05/2018 13:00, Gareth's Downstairs Computer wrote:
Ordered a BREXIT kit from India, came via DHL, and¬* had
to pay VAT and another¬* charge which I suspect might be
customs duty, but I thought electronic kits were duty free?

Never had this problem with Chinese bits and pieces
(Not the Dave Clark Five¬* :-)¬*¬* )


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S/BREXIT/BITX/




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On 19/05/2018 13:00, Gareth's Downstairs Computer wrote:
Ordered a BREXIT kit from India, came via DHL, and* had
to pay VAT and another* charge which I suspect might be
customs duty, but I thought electronic kits were duty free?
Never had this problem with Chinese bits and pieces
(Not the Dave Clark Five* :-)** )


Typo / senior moment ...

S/BREXIT/BITX/


You need to make sure that the sender marks the goods with the
appropriate customs code (you'll need to Google).





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Ian Jackson Wrote in message:
In message , Gareth's Downstairs Computer
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On 19/05/2018 13:00, Gareth's Downstairs Computer wrote:
Ordered a BREXIT kit from India, came via DHL, and had
to pay VAT and another charge which I suspect might be
customs duty, but I thought electronic kits were duty free?
Never had this problem with Chinese bits and pieces
(Not the Dave Clark Five :-) )


Typo / senior moment ...

S/BREXIT/BITX/


You need to make sure that the sender marks the goods with the
appropriate customs code (you'll need to Google).





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Ian


It also depends on the country the goods come from and the value,
if duty is (potentially) due, it depends on the
a
amount if they bother to collect it.
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On Sat, 19 May 2018 13:00:01 +0100, just as I was about to take a
herb, Gareth's Downstairs Computer
disturbed my reverie
and wrote:

Ordered a BREXIT kit from India, came via DHL, and had
to pay VAT and another charge which I suspect might be
customs duty, but I thought electronic kits were duty free?


It is the admin charge that the carrier levies that hacks me off. It
is often more expensive than the VAT/Duty charged for the things I
buy. I actually got it refunded once as I claimed that I had not
agreed to it.

Thank goodness the Chinese are creative in filling out the customs
forms. However, how anybody can believe what they write is beyond me.
2c for a heavy package?
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On 20/05/2018 09:18, Guy G4DWV 4X1LT wrote:
On Sat, 19 May 2018 13:00:01 +0100, just as I was about to take a
herb, Gareth's Downstairs Computer
disturbed my reverie
and wrote:

Ordered a BREXIT kit from India, came via DHL, and had
to pay VAT and another charge which I suspect might be
customs duty, but I thought electronic kits were duty free?


It is the admin charge that the carrier levies that hacks me off. It
is often more expensive than the VAT/Duty charged for the things I
buy. I actually got it refunded once as I claimed that I had not
agreed to it.


Can't fathom out an admin charge when it's been DHL all the way from India.

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On Sun, 20 May 2018 10:53:17 +0100, just as I was about to take a
herb, Gareth's Downstairs Computer
disturbed my reverie
and wrote:

Can't fathom out an admin charge when it's been DHL all the way from India.


AIUI, it is for collecting the fee and passing it on to HMRC. £15 is
as much a rip-off for that as it was for banks charging £25 for a
computer-generated letter. Any such fee should be included in the cost
of all international parcels/packages as they all have to go though
customs to check for illegal stuff.
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