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Import Duty in the U.K.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by RealBK, Jan 22, 2004.


  1. RealBK

    RealBK

    Feb 8, 2002
    Anyone any ideas of the cost involved to buy a bass online from Japan and get it shipped to the U.K.?

    The bass is the Yamaha BB3000.

    Thanks!
     
  2. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    bass + shipping x 17.5% VAT and 3% import tax
     
  3. In order to squeeze the most VAT out of us the equation is :-

    bass + shipping + 3 to 5% import tax * 17.5% VAT.

    Yes they actually tax you on the import duty too !!
     
  4. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Thanks I couldn't remember which tax came first
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    And customs will make an additional charge if they have to open the package and maybe even charge you storage, if they have to keep it for a day or two!!