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Import tax

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by cascare, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. cascare

    cascare Full Member

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    If I was to purchase a knife from Canada/ USA at £300 how much would I have to pay the posty before I got it ??
     
  2. Klenchblaize

    Klenchblaize Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Something around the £70 mark but hope I'm wrong.

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    I ordered a knife from Mitch Mitchell of Native Survival fame and I think it cost about 15 quid in tax!!


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    I think it would be a bit over £70

    Not only do you have Import Duty to add, (8.5%) but also VAT (at 20%) AND VAT on the freight cost (at 20%)
    And - The carriers 'surcharge' of £8 to do the paperwork and collect your money.

    Here is an example worked on importation of a Knife from Japan.

    https://knifejapan.com/importing-knives-into-the-uk/
     
  6. cascare

    cascare Full Member

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    Thanks for the replies
     
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    I’ve just bought a Lester River Lagom Bush knife for £139 and I paid £43 in duty. That’s the breaks though...
     
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    Get the sender to use the correct TARIC code. Different goods attract different rates of import duty, and second-hand goods might also be exempt from VAT. I'm no expert, and it has been a while since I last put any serious effort into researching this, so things may well have changed.
     
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  9. Terry.m.

    Terry.m. Forager

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    I bought a mod SAK from Brasswerx
    It’s fantastic, however the price of the
    Knife and post was v exe, but I was shocked when they tried to deliver I had to pay another £58 this was customs PLUS theVAT.
    Totally unacceptable really.:(
    I have bought so many thing from the U.S. ( because you can’t get it here)!!!
    And have never paid soo much.
    From now on I will have it brought over. Grrrrrrrr


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  10. Terry.m.

    Terry.m. Forager

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    I agree with Keith also btw


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  11. Tony

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    Import duty and tax often stops me buying from abroad, it's just too much of a hit on top of postage. I get it to a large degree but it's hard going when there are things not sold in this country. I looked at a bike saddle from Canda recently, couldn't do it after import and tax...
     

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