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Old July 22nd, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Default Importing Shisha Tobacco from Europe to UK?

Hey guys...

Anyone know if there would be any charges tax/import duty etc if i imported tobacco from Europe to UK. Cant seem to find information on this.

any help will be greatly appreciated? Want to import around 10 Kilos.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Shisha is liable for excise duty and is classified in the Integrated UK Tariff under 2403101000 where the excise duty is 79.26 per kilo (correct as of 22 April 2010) regardless of the proportion of tobacco in the content and import duty of 74.9% on the Carriage Insurance and Freight value.

Purely to cover excise duty, correctly declared shisha product must therefore cost at least the amounts below:

50gm pack = 3.96
100gm pack = 7.92
150gm pack = 11.88
175gm pack = 13.47
250gm pack = 19.81
500gm pack = 39.63
1kg pack = 79.26

It is therefore likely that any product available for less than this amount has not been correctly declared, with the appropriate duty being unpaid. The product may be subject to seizure and/or further action by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC should be notified as per the joint working protocol available from LACORS.

Source: http://www.ntpd.lacors.gov.uk/lacors...?pageId=178630
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Old May 6th, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Isnt that for tobacco outside of europe?
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Old May 7th, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Isnt that for tobacco outside of europe?
No. Many countries in EU have specific taxes for stuff like tobacco, booze, animals, guns and sometimes food, these special taxes are applied no matter where the item is shipped from.
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