Is it possible to import tobacco from non EU country ?

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  1. umibaby

    umibaby UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi I wanted to know is it possible to import tobacco. Sya i want to import 1kg of tobacco that only has 0.5% tobacco in it. Is it allowed and will it be expensive ?
    I am trying to find out ways of importing inbulk like 100kg wiht out paying more than the product itself..
    I hope someone can help me as i am running into dead ends.
    Posted: Jul 23, 2010 By: umibaby Member since: Jul 23, 2010
  2. umibaby

    umibaby UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Oh yes and i want to import this into the UK
    Posted: Jul 23, 2010 By: umibaby Member since: Jul 23, 2010
  3. Ali-v-8

    Ali-v-8 UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Its called boot legging and is totally illegal.
    when you import you will have to pay uk Duty, which is the reason that most people go to Europe.
    20 deck of cigs cost £5 uk avg in europe same pack would cost £2.80
    Posted: Jul 23, 2010 By: Ali-v-8 Member since: May 8, 2008
  4. umibaby

    umibaby UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi, Thanks for that info, but i do not want to import cigarettes but instead Shisha Tobaccoo.
    1 KG bag of shisha tobacoo only contains 0.5% tobaccoo. SO how would the tax work out on that ??
    Does anyone know ???:|
    Posted: Jul 23, 2010 By: umibaby Member since: Jul 23, 2010
  5. paulears

    paulears UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Oddly, the same question was posted on quite a few sites, but the answer - if you come back and read it is
    What goods are liable to Tobacco Duty

    The following goods are all liable to tobacco products duty if they are made wholly or partly from tobacco or from any substance used as a substitute for tobacco:

    • cigarettes
    • cigars
    • hand-rolling tobacco
    • other smoking tobacco (also known as pipe tobacco)
    • chewing tobacco
    There is no duty on snuff and herbal smoking products.

    Shisha from what I understand is a herbal product, so the above text - from the HMRC site seems to suggest it's fine.
    Posted: Jul 23, 2010 By: paulears Member since: Jan 7, 2015
  6. Fabrizzo

    Fabrizzo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    That means that it is possible to import shisha without having to pay any taxes? Interesting...
    Posted: Aug 6, 2010 By: Fabrizzo Member since: Jan 28, 2010
  7. jamesparker100

    jamesparker100 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You can even win items like sheesha and much more by paying nothing from online auction sites.
    Posted: Aug 19, 2010 By: jamesparker100 Member since: Mar 25, 2010
  8. DAbusinessconsultant

    DAbusinessconsultant UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Before you import hold up!!!

    shisha tobacco is classed as tobacco so you pay the standard tax rates. A quick google shows that.

    You can however pick up herbal brands like Hydro, ElRosha, Soex etc without tax as they contain no tobacco.

    Where are you opening by the way?
    Posted: Aug 25, 2010 By: DAbusinessconsultant Member since: Feb 6, 2008
  9. Adam888

    Adam888 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    imports are regarded as having no commercial character if they take place occasionally and consist of goods for the personal or family use of the travellers, or of goods intended as presents. The limits laid down in the table above also apply if you come from

    • Canary Islands,
    • Channel Islands,
    • French Overseas Departments
    • Aland Islands
    • Gibraltar
    • Helgoland
    • Büsingen
    • Ceuta and Melilla
    • Livigno
    • other territories where VAT and EU excise provisions do not apply.
    EU legislation concerning allowances for travellers can be found in Council Directive 2007/74/EC of December 2007 (as far as VAT and excise duties are concerned) and in article 41 of Regulation 1186/2009 as far as customs duties are concerned.
    In spite of these rules the importation of goods may be restricted or prohibited in accordance with specific Community and or national legislation.

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    Posted: Aug 31, 2010 By: Adam888 Member since: Aug 31, 2010
  10. liquidauctions

    liquidauctions UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Shisha tob is liable for taxesss. Thats why 1KG of legal Al Fakher ends up close to £50 when you come to buy it
    Posted: Aug 31, 2010 By: liquidauctions Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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