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    Import duties
    on: December 05, 2021, 05:51:47 pm
    December 05, 2021, 05:51:47 pm
    Hi,

    I've been looking for an altrenative exhaust for my 15 plate XR and really like the look of this one    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402588194006?hash=item5dbc2054d6:g:SC0AAOSwB4ZfyK8k
    I've been trying to see what import duties wouild be payable as its in Italy but can't seem to make head nor tail of whats involved regarding import duties. Any advice or help with trying to calculate the import duties much appreciated.

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #1 on: December 05, 2021, 06:03:33 pm
    December 05, 2021, 06:03:33 pm
    Ebay includes all costs at checkout as do most online shops

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #2 on: December 05, 2021, 06:41:10 pm
    December 05, 2021, 06:41:10 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Ebay includes all costs at checkout as do most online shops

    Price you see on ebay is the selling price of the item (usually VAT included) and shipping costs.
    Imports fees are nor shown, you need to check that with your local customs authorities
    My country is not an EU member so every time I buy something from, for example, Germany, when the package comes here it will be a subject to local customs fees and VAT. Price of the goods and shipping costs are added togehter to form the base to which the customs fee and VAT are added (27 % in my country) Whats’a worse, most of the sellers dont deduct their countries VAT from the price when they send the package to the country outside the EU so you end up being double taxed.
    Since Brexit, you can expect very simillar treatment….
    Last Edit: December 05, 2021, 06:50:31 pm by esso_sa

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #3 on: December 05, 2021, 06:49:18 pm
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    Not so sure about that, i've been ordering things from ebay for a while from outside of the UK and not once have I had to worry about import duties or VAT, when you open an ebay link it'll show it's regular price, once you set your delivery location to UK it will calculate all VAT and import costs and add it onto the item price. At least that's been my experience, if I get raided by the CPS tomorrow don't quote me lol

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #4 on: December 05, 2021, 06:54:04 pm
    December 05, 2021, 06:54:04 pm
    Maybe they made a system that works with UK - somehow integrated the UK fees in Ebay’s  calculator.
    For my country, there is not such an option. I see only the price of the item snd shipping costs.
    Customs duties and VAT are my “local problem” when the parcel reaches my local post office
    Last Edit: December 05, 2021, 06:55:19 pm by esso_sa

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #5 on: December 05, 2021, 07:30:27 pm
    December 05, 2021, 07:30:27 pm
    Thanks for the replys,

    I've just added the exhaust to my ebay basket to see what happens, when you go to the checkout stage this is on the bottom of the order,
    "Order total excludes VAT and duties that may be payable on delivery of the item."
    Don't mind paying any duties required but just need to know that its within my budget. I've also emailed the seller to see if they have an idea of any extra costs involved.
    If your not going to thrash it leave it in the garage !!

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #6 on: December 05, 2021, 07:37:16 pm
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    For the reasons you are going to find out....since Brexit bought nothing from Europe...it’s all this end and they make it up to suit themselves, the seller will have no idea.

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #7 on: December 05, 2021, 08:41:48 pm
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    It's not  too difficult to calculate and quite a few european countries have online import cost calculators available. You pay for:
    -  the tax/VATr ate where you live, since you buy without tax
    - import duties. They depend on whatever it is and where it comes from, but don't change too much
    - custom clearance costs which the forwarder (DHL, FedEx, post) pays for you.
    On average it's 30-32% total for me getting things from US, Austria, and guess now Ali too.

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #8 on: December 06, 2021, 01:41:55 am
    December 06, 2021, 01:41:55 am
    *Originally Posted by Spooch [+]
    Hi,

    I've been looking for an altrenative exhaust for my 15 plate XR and really like the look of this one    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402588194006?hash=item5dbc2054d6:g:SC0AAOSwB4ZfyK8k
    I've been trying to see what import duties wouild be payable as its in Italy but can't seem to make head nor tail of whats involved regarding import duties. Any advice or help with trying to calculate the import duties much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Paul

    Paul...the seller has the same item on his Italian website with the equivalent price in Euros.

    https://www.ebay.it/itm/363205646446?hash=item5490be586e:g:sGwAAOSwmGNfyMeh

    This means that he is selling the unit including Italian VAT (called IVA which is 22%) so you will pay VAT twice.Once in Italy and then again when you import it into the UK (Agh Brexit  :034:)

    As the exhaust is being sent to the Uk ,now outside of the EU, ask them if you can buy the unit without IVA? You might be able to do this if you buy it direct from their website...worth a try as it will save circa £67.

    If you check out their website it states that orders outside of the EU will not pay VAT/IVA but they have still included it in the final basket price !



    Last Edit: December 06, 2021, 02:03:43 am by Diavel

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    Re: Import duties
    Reply #9 on: December 06, 2021, 09:14:26 am
    December 06, 2021, 09:14:26 am
    £135 is the magic number, anything over that and it gets complicated. 

    You've got customs duty, import VAT, plus a handling fee by the courier.   :087:

    And don't even go there if you have to return the item as you'll then need to reclaim import VAT and customs duties !

     



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