Comprehensive list of different EU customs charges

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  1. dantheman50_98

    dantheman50_98 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Perhaps there are too many variables for this to be practically achievable, but does anybody know of a comprehensive list of the customs charges/rates in all of the different EU countries?

    Telling customers that there "may be customs charges" is just too vague and not very helpful.

    Thanks!
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2021 By: dantheman50_98 Member since: Aug 18, 2011
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  2. Mr D

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  5. DefinitelyMaybeUK

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    If you're looking at items sent through the post, then the handling fees came up recently where other charges (vat/duty) are due:

    Austria €10
    Belgium €24
    Bulgaria €2.3
    Croatia €5
    Republic of Cyprus €3.50
    Czech CZK 103
    Denmark €22
    Estonia €1.50
    Finland €2.90
    France €12
    Germany €6.00
    Hungary €31.2
    Ireland €10
    Italy €7.5
    Latvia €20
    Lithuania €8.69
    Luxembourg €15
    Malta €7
    Netherlands €13
    Portugal €12
    Romania €4.12
    Spain €5.88
    Sweden €7
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2021 By: DefinitelyMaybeUK Member since: Jan 12, 2021
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  6. dantheman50_98

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    Thank you for this. So these are flat prices for anything sent using Royal Mail, is that right?

     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2021 By: dantheman50_98 Member since: Aug 18, 2011
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  7. DefinitelyMaybeUK

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    Well yes, if the item value (excluding postage) is over the destination 'de minimis value' - so for VAT it's typically €22 (or €10 for Denmark, €0 for Sweden). Below this, there *should* be no charges so no fee. Duty also kicks in at over €150, but then the rules of origin apply so there may be none to pay (see other threads).

    Of course, this is due to change on 1st July (if it's not delayed again), when the EU introduces it's Import One Stop Shop (again, see other threads).
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2021 By: DefinitelyMaybeUK Member since: Jan 12, 2021
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  8. DefinitelyMaybeUK

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  9. Ed Miles

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    The actual charge is difficult to calculate in advance. Customs duty varies depending on the product and its value as well as where it was made. You can also be charged additional fees for handling and storage. Also you may need to pay import VAT depending on how you send (which incoterms you use). You can download the full guide (which explains this in more detail) from brexit.bezos.ai (Full disclosure, I work for Bezos)
     
    Posted: Feb 16, 2021 By: Ed Miles Member since: Feb 16, 2021
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  10. DefinitelyMaybeUK

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    The things you quote are known values to the sender and can be easily calculated, except the additional "handling and storage" fees - on a basic carrier parcel the handling charges should be transparently published. Storage, really? This customs clearance malarkey seems to be more of dark art monopoly designed to fleece the masses :(
     
    Posted: Feb 16, 2021 By: DefinitelyMaybeUK Member since: Jan 12, 2021
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  11. Pish_Pash

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    Import Duty is a relative pittance for most transactions ...it's the admin fee that's a killer for most punters ...VAT shouldn't really impact the customer significantly (vs buying in his/her own country), because if you're selling to customers outside the UK VAt zone, it's fairer to sell to him/her zero rated VAT (on account VAT is a consumer tax & should only be paid once)
     
    Posted: Feb 16, 2021 By: Pish_Pash Member since: Feb 1, 2013
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  12. apricot

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    So..
    what is the 'Free Trade Deals' that they've been talking about ?
     
    Posted: Feb 16, 2021 By: apricot Member since: Apr 7, 2012
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  13. DefinitelyMaybeUK

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    Is there any of the usual suspects (thinking of DHL, Fedex, UPS, DPD etc) that offer a better fee/speed for electronic customs data, rather than a paper invoice on the box? Royal Mail have enforced electronic data via Click n Drop for a couple of years now, although initially it was for USA compliance, they recently said it was going to be required for EU. Got to say RM Tracked packets are going well at the moment (eg France is 7-8 days delivered), whereas we have ParcelForce and UPS parcels (still) stalled in the system from January :(
     
    Posted: Feb 16, 2021 By: DefinitelyMaybeUK Member since: Jan 12, 2021
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  14. japancool

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    Do you know what a free trade deal is?
     
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  15. apricot

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    I don't know 'A' Free Trade Deal nor the Free Trade Deal(s).. Do you know?
     
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  16. japancool

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    I do, as it happens, and it's not what you think it is.
     
    Posted: Feb 17, 2021 By: japancool Member since: Jul 11, 2013
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