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  1. Rthomas

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    Hi Guys,

    I know this is the wrong thread but can't find the right place to ask this:

    I've just ordered a KGSSHV amp from Iceland and it is in customs in the UK at the moment.

    Do I need to pay VAT as Iceland is part of the EFTA agreement?

    Anyone with experience ordering from Mjolnir Audio into the EU?
     
  2. Kattefjaes

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    Iceland is not in the EU, it is in the EEA. You will have to pay 20% VAT. If Customs don't fuck up, you should also be charged 1% import duty- as it's an audio amplifier (yes, I went and looked this up recently, no I can't be arsed to do so again now).

    Edit:

    It seems that I can be arsed, after all. I went back and looked it up again. I think this is the relevant bit:

    https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/trade-tariff/commodities/8518500090

    The big sticking point is if Customs lose their minds and decide that it's something random that attracts extra import duty. Fingers crossed there.

    Expect them to take just shy of a week to assess it, if it's something slightly obscure rather than obvious like a pair of shoes or some shrinkwrapped Beats.

    Hope that helps.

    ZOMG, I've been there, lovely part of the world. Sea air makes everything better!
     
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  3. Kattefjaes

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    Oh, @Rthomas - additional pro-tip for you that I forgot...

    Once your parcel has cleared customs, and tracking shows it's "awaiting payment of customs charges", it can take quite a long time before they get around to posting your customs bill, not to mention royal mail delivering it.

    If you call the courier, you can normally pay with a card on the phone right away, sometimes shaving another week or so off the process.

    (If Parcelforce have it, plug the original tracking number into the Parcelforce website, and when you track it, you'll get a second tracking number starting "EH" - that's the one they'll ask you for. Phone them up, and go through the menus to the paying for customs bit, and just let it fall through to a human operator and they'll sort you out.)
     
  4. Rthomas

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    Thanks a lot man. Will give this a shot!
     
  5. sepinho

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    Could you add me for Germany, please?
     
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  7. David De Lucena

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    working in Brasil now. All the crazy train on board?

    best regards

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    Hello, I’m in London UK.
     

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