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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: sleepy-steve on July 17, 2008, 09:48:45 AM

Title: importing from usa?
Post by: sleepy-steve on July 17, 2008, 09:48:45 AM
i was told today (by a courier) that you can get around paying import tax/duty on USA products by getting sent to a US base over here and or get it sent as a presant.

can anyone comfirm this?
Title: importing from usa?
Post by: madasahatter on July 17, 2008, 10:49:57 AM
Even if getting sent as a present you can stillget caught beware      
Title: importing from usa?
Post by: Janspeedcapri on July 17, 2008, 11:44:56 AM
Ive bought lots of things from the states and never been charged duty by customs....always have them delivered straight to my house too.
Title: importing from usa?
Post by: andykay on July 17, 2008, 13:05:38 PM
Just imported a torque converter £44 import duty plus VAT then bought some engine parts and there was no charge  

Andy.
Title: importing from usa?
Post by: IansSaph on July 17, 2008, 13:35:38 PM
luck of the draw.... i've never been stung by it, i've just got some injectors on a private purchase, they were listed as goods and still no charge but my mate got some screens from japan and had to pay an other £40 or so....

place your order and hope for the best, but the best advise is to have it declared as a 'gift' with a 'low value'

Ian
Title: importing from usa?
Post by: madasahatter on July 17, 2008, 15:25:59 PM
   
Quote from: IansSaph
luck of the draw.... i've never been stung by it, i've just got some injectors on a private purchase, they were listed as goods and still no charge but my mate got some screens from japan and had to pay an other £40 or so....

place your order and hope for the best, but the best advise is to have it declared as a 'gift' with a 'low value'

Ian


Mine was megasquirt lol