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 Author: binaida98 View Messages Posted By binaida98
 Posted: Nov 10, 2019 20:04
 Subject: Import duties fee from Korea to UK
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binaida98 (467)

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I sent from Korea to UK.

Buyer bought total USD 31.

He got USD 26 for import duties fee from UK.

He said shipping fee supposed to have cover import duties fee.

If I pay it, he return parcel and full refund.

Who should pay for import duties fee?
 Author: uvt203 View Messages Posted By uvt203
 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 02:31
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 Author: uvt203 View Messages Posted By uvt203
 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 04:35
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Why was my post cancelled?

It contained nothing else but an answer to the question asked!

Here was my answer:

It is always the buyer's responsibility to pay tax duties - always!

As a seller you can never know what tax duties are in the receiving country and
you can not pay in advance. It is always a matter between the buyer and the local
customs authorities.

If the order is returned to you and a refund is claimed - you should not refund
the shipping costs. Be ready to in form Paypal about everything in your communication
with the buyer.

I am afraid that we will see more of this in the future for UK buyer's when
Brexit is done if done with no deal.

/Asger
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 Author: tonnic View Messages Posted By tonnic
 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 03:19
 Subject: Re: Import duties fee from Korea to UK
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tonnic (3079)

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In Shipping, binaida98 writes:
  I sent from Korea to UK.

Buyer bought total USD 31.

He got USD 26 for import duties fee from UK.

He said shipping fee supposed to have cover import duties fee.

If I pay it, he return parcel and full refund.

Who should pay for import duties fee?

It is not your mistake, you do not have to pay anything.

In fact all people should know the law and also the taxes/duties system.

When importing goods there is always the posibillity customs check the goods
and the CN22/23 form.
If the value is above a certain level, I guess about £20 because most EU country’s
are €22 a buyer can be hit by Import duties and extra costs by postal service
for collecting it.
This is something buyers are not aware of but they should be aware of it.

These duties are NOT covered by the shippingcosts, shipping fees or whatever.

You are not to blame for these duties, it is the UK system in this case.
The only thing you can do is to write about it in your storeterms but it is never
your mistake.

So, in fact, the buyer should take it as it comes but with something paid by
Paypal you will never know how it turns out...
 Author: uvt203 View Messages Posted By uvt203
 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 04:35
 Subject: Re: Import duties fee from Korea to UK
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uvt203 (8907)

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In Shipping, binaida98 writes:
  I sent from Korea to UK.

Buyer bought total USD 31.

He got USD 26 for import duties fee from UK.

He said shipping fee supposed to have cover import duties fee.

If I pay it, he return parcel and full refund.

Who should pay for import duties fee?

It is always the buyer's responsibility to pay tax duties - always!

As a seller you can never know what tax duties are in the receiving country and
you can not pay in advance. It is always a matter between the buyer and the local
customs authorities.

If the order is returned to you and a refund is claimed - you should not refund
the shipping costs. Be ready to in form Paypal about everything in your communication
with the buyer.

I am afraid that we will see more of this in the future for UK buyer's when
Brexit is done if done with no deal.

/Asger
 Author: Brickwilbo View Messages Posted By Brickwilbo
 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 04:37
 Subject: Re: Import duties fee from Korea to UK
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In Shipping, binaida98 writes:
  I sent from Korea to UK.

Buyer bought total USD 31.

He got USD 26 for import duties fee from UK.

He said shipping fee supposed to have cover import duties fee.

If I pay it, he return parcel and full refund.

Who should pay for import duties fee?

The buyer is responsible for import duties.
The seller has to declare the value excluding postage on the shipment.
 Author: Andrsv View Messages Posted By Andrsv
 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 04:48
 Subject: Re: Import duties fee from Korea to UK
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In Shipping, binaida98 writes:
  I sent from Korea to UK.

Buyer bought total USD 31.

He got USD 26 for import duties fee from UK.

He said shipping fee supposed to have cover import duties fee.

If I pay it, he return parcel and full refund.

Who should pay for import duties fee?

As everyone else stated, the buyer pays for import taxes. You should mention
it in your terms.

Starting from January 2020 Norway will have new import rules due to changes in
EU rules. I do not know the EU rules. But the Norwegian rules will change so
that we have to pay import vat for everything.

Government says the online websites will change and the seller will pay the vat
to Norwegian government in advance. For me this sound optimistic, but I guess
eBay and other big companies will implement it. If not paid in advance, buyerwe
get a high handling fee in addition.

Does anyone know more about this? Will bricklink implement the change? Is the
change coming to EU also?
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 05:05
 Subject: Re: Import duties fee from Korea to UK
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In Shipping, binaida98 writes:
  I sent from Korea to UK.

Buyer bought total USD 31.

He got USD 26 for import duties fee from UK.

He said shipping fee supposed to have cover import duties fee.

If I pay it, he return parcel and full refund.

Who should pay for import duties fee?

The buyer should pay. It is actually VAT rather than import duties, so charged
at 20%.

However, it does seem high. The fee should have been 20%, so $6.20, plus a further
£8 (so about $10) processing fee if the Royal Mail handled it. What did the customs
form declare the value as?