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What not to write on the packet to avoid huge duty charges? I know here in the UK its done on value and a simple calculation of 17.5% on top of stated value which is written on the box. Sometimes i forget and its a stinger..

How can i avoid that when i send used bits to folks over the pond or elsewhere?? Seems a shame to get charged on such low value used items.
 

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i never get charged anything on parts shipped to the US

I think theres a certain threshold, under $400/800 , i dont know the exact amout
 

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People usually ask me to mark it as a "gift" outside the EU....I've had things from the States marked that way,however things coming here as "gifts" still have a certain amount of duty and VAT depending on value and what the item is.........Car parts coming into the UK are subject to 3.4% import duty if over £135 in value and everything VAT is charged on values over a much lower amount.........can't remember off hand but I'll look it up.........Best way is if you can get the sender to mark the value down on the customs invoice......not everyone is willing to do so.
 

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I think theres a certain threshold, under $400/800 , i dont know the exact amout
I am pretty sure it's $400. Anything above is charged.

Best way is if you can get the sender to mark the value down on the customs invoice......
and/or also mark it as a gift, giving a low value.

Cheers
 
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