Customs Grrrrouse

Discussion in 'International Business' started by vandanamu, Aug 31, 2010.

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  1. vandanamu

    vandanamu UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm a sole trader trading in organic cotton bags. I source my orders in the UK and have them printed and sewn by my unit in Southern India. I run the unit on an ethical basis, paying the women I employ fair wages and good working conditions.

    Lately, every single parcel of mine has been intercepted by the Customs and I have to pay £28 to have them released. Last year it used to be one every 20 parcels or so. But lately, the frequency has increased alarmingly and I am unable to comprehend why. Especially since the parcels are untampered with and I really have no recourse.

    My margins are pitifully small and I'm frustrated at having to pay HMRC every time!
    Posted: Aug 31, 2010 By: vandanamu Member since: Aug 23, 2010
  2. KidsBeeHappy

    KidsBeeHappy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Seems to me that what you are saying is that you have a business, which when operated properly, doesn't make money.:|
    Posted: Aug 31, 2010 By: KidsBeeHappy Member since: Oct 9, 2007
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