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Shipping to the UK from Europe - Receiver now to pay import fees?

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I have shipped an item to the UK from Europe and the receiver has been asked to pay around 20% import fees. Is this right?! I thought there had been a Brexit deal making shippiments between the UK and Europe free of any import duties?

 

The receiver asked me to pay half of import duties which I do feel is not my responsibility by any means.

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Antiques at 5% vat and exempt from import duties

 

otherwise for modern things we keep standard rate VAT, which currently is 20%

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SO if you get anything from Europe you mnow basically have to pay 20% VAT while it would have been no VAT applying before? I thought that since tehre was a Brexit deal at last there would be no tax for gods sent between teh EU and UK? Am I wrong?

 

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Doesn’t apply to VAT. Or rather VAT is now applicable on purchases of goods and services from the EU into the UK at 20% unless there’s an exemption. As Michael says, items that are antiques only attract a 5% charge, but the dispatch paperwork needs to identify them as antiques otherwise the full rate is payable. 

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Well done Farage and Johnson.  :laughing:

Good luck with all that chaos now.

DB Schenker stopped today all import/export with UK because nothing is working on the customs.

 

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Paying import duties and fees is always the responsibility of the buyer. As a seller supplying the relevant documentation declaring/proving it as an antique etc is about the most you can do.

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Lets not get too carried away gentlemen, it is early days and yes there are some issues while people get used to the changes. I don't see any change currently regarding import duties or VAT on antique swords. I guess services such as restoration may be a different issue.

Don't get me wrong I was very keen to remain part of Europe and hold Farage, Johnson and co largely to account but please don't forget the part Brussels played in this and the original problem which created the initial platform for Farage to perform on. They were also part of the separation agreement so carry equal responsibility for any disruption in the system.

 

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