From: Padraig Brady (padraig at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Wed 26 Jun 2002 - 13:59:26 IST
Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Dave O Connor wrote:
>>Yep. I got charged £30 on £60 worth of tshirts last year. Funny,
>>I've never had problems ordering from anywhere else.
> customs&excise seem to apply duties at random - as if they dont have
> the resources to check and charge everything and just pick a random
> sample of packages to charge duty on. so just be glad you dont
> /always/ get charged.
hence why one of my packages got through. I don't understand really
how DHL/Airborne express/... have different interactions with customs?
> and the charges are crazy - i paid over EUR300 last year on something
> i'd paid about $600 for!
> however, the cold reality is that everything you import from the
> states is subject to duty.
Well I was told by twoway that anything over ¤25 value was subject
to duty. I presume they pulled that figure out of their arse because,
the total charges on it is also ¤25.
Also someone from customs and excise mailed my privately (ILUG rocks),
saying that twoway were charging the ¤12 "handling fee" + ¤5 COD charge.
Twoway said customs were charging it though?
I guess ordering from the EU should be fine?
> afaik only exemption is for gifts - but then only for those worth less
> than EUR100. (iirc).
what about capital gains tax 8-P, actually there is a special gift
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