Shipping brakes to USA from UK?

Shipping brakes to USA from UK?

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Terminator X

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10,227 posts

165 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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Chaps.

Think I can sort the shipping ok but will I incur import charges when doing so? Don't want to agree an acceptable cost for the brakes only to incur massive and unexpected import charges? How is it worked out anyway, weight or value or something else?

TX.

Rich_AR

1,545 posts

165 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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Same as buying anything outside of the EU.

https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-...

"VAT is charged on the total value, including:

the price paid for the goods
postage, packaging and insurance
any duty you owe"

Terminator X

Original Poster:

10,227 posts

165 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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This is sending from UK to the USA though. Will the USA charge me (the person who posts them) anything to do so eg import / export taxes of some sort?

TX.

Rich_AR

1,545 posts

165 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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Terminator X said:
This is sending from UK to the USA though. Will the USA charge me (the person who posts them) anything to do so eg import / export taxes of some sort?

TX.
Ah sorry, I was half asleep when reading the title. hehe




The Moose

20,573 posts

170 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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Recipient pays. Which carrier are you looking at? And total value?

Terminator X

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10,227 posts

165 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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The Moose said:
Recipient pays. Which carrier are you looking at? And total value?
Still trying to find best / cheapest / quickest shipping route! The kit is about 30kg in weight and the box is about 40cm x 40cm x 40cm. Value is about £2k.

TX.

The Moose

20,573 posts

170 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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That’ll likely be quite expensive I’d have thought, especially for a quick turn around.

The receiver will likely be issued an invoice for whatever taxes are due before they deliver the shipment.

alabbasi

1,294 posts

48 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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If you're shipping to the US, don't worry about import charges. In most cases they'll get delivered do your door without any duties paid. Only time that did not happen is when I shipped $1400 with of parts (sheet metal so large) from Norway and was assessed $80 in import taxes. If you're not a citizen, bring your green card or they might yell at you smile

Taxes will be charged at port of entry.

Terminator X

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165 months

Monday 5th August 2019
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Ok so shipping sorted. I now have various "labels" + a customs invoice ... what goes on the box and in the box and what do I simply just keep for myself?

TX.

alabbasi

1,294 posts

48 months

Monday 5th August 2019
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Nothing goes in the box, there should be a clear plastic envelope that you stick the label in, everything else goes in the envelope with the label so that they can inspect it without opening the box.