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gasanders600
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Registered: ‎21-02-2013
Will I pay customs duty on an imported watch from Japan

Will I pay customs duty on buying and importing a secondhand watch from Japan?

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topcat83
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Posts: 39,334
Registered: ‎19-01-2003
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in reply to gasanders600

 depends on item value

 

 items over £15 may attract  var

 

 over £135  may attract duty and vat

 

 also  a fee for collecting the  duty on behalf of customs and revenue

 

 royal mail charge £8

 

 you can work it out here

 

http://cgi3.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=dutycalculator

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*vyolla*
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Posts: 13,968
Registered: ‎04-06-2008
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in reply to gasanders600

All items with a declared value of over £15 from a non EU country are subject to customs duty and an admin fee (£8 if via Royal Mail, much more for couriers such as Fedex).

 

VAT will be charged on an item up to £135 in value, then Customs Duty kicks in.

 

Use this duty calculator to work out what it'll cost you:

 

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/