If there are import duties being levied that means that there shouldn't be any VAT being charged from the EU side which should help to even things up?
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Gotta pay duty to import Monty Python.
Ι have bought several items from the US, Australia, China etc.The only company I remember that seems to bother with deducting the tax on items before posting is amazon.The rest you just pay what they are selling for in that country, and your tax and VAT and customs too when they arrive. .............
Those figures you quoted above are not the same as I read (BBC News)All items above £39 face import duty. The duty is palatable compared to courier handing fees, which they then add VAT on top too. In all honesty I can’t see me buying anything privately from outside of the U.K. I get the impression EVERYONE is trying to recoup the enormous losses over the past 12mths. Be it imported goods or holidays.