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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:41 AM
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Hello,

is there anyone here who recently bought hookah/shisha tobacco and shipped it from the US to EU?

What are the risks/extra costs that can be envolved?
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Well, knowing from experience, shipping will be a killer. My Aunt sent me a book from Germany and the shipping alone was 24 Euros.
Then, depending on where you live, you have to pay taxes on your tobacco which can get expensive as well.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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I had a order come from the us to the uk about a 3 weeks ago and it all went through quickly. i would say order from hookah john as he gives the lowest delivery cost abroad.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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I've received my package 2 days ago. It was about 4kg of tobacco, no extra taxes or duties were added (USA->Belgium). My friend ordered about 5kg and it was also without any taxes or duties (it was USA->Slovakia).

However, you can never be 100% sure as some countries are more strict than others.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the fast awnsers

Can you post the amount of days it took to get it delivered?

And anyone knows how much $/€ the taxes will cost, if you have bad luck?
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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yeah, i ordered from john, got it in a week and a half, the shipping was fucking huge sadly but it was ok i thought. well worth it
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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the tax is a big amount. thankfully i didnt get cought. and i live in northern ireland
shipping in 1.5 weeks
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Taxes depend on where you live.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:10 AM
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I live in The Netherlands
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Send sweetlake a PM he is in the Netherlands and should be able to inform you better
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:34 AM
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I live in The Netherlands
Check how much taxes you have to pay on 250g of tobacco. I think a google search would do the job.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:11 PM
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I can only find that the max. amout of tobacco you can take tax free from non-EU countries is 250gr.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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I can only find that the max. amout of tobacco you can take tax free from non-EU countries is 250gr.
thats when you go there and bring it to your homecountry within the EU.
50g are free, if its shipped. as far as i know the customs in the netherlands dont care for packages from the US that much. so you will probably not have to pay the taxes directly, but it is illegal to avoid these taxes. so you will have to go to the customs office and have to pay the taxes, otherwise it is illegal.
in germany it is very expensive. just an example: 250g Starbuzz are taxed around 35, 50g Al Fakher = 4. Depending on the worth.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Got my 400g of shisha in 2weeks (usa > Lithuania) taxes killed me. Never ever gonna buy shisha from usa again better inside EU ,
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Old February 11th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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I have ordered from the US before. I got some small packages that came into Holland without any issues.
But recently I purchased a bigger packages which was stopped at customs. In Holland there is no option to pay taxes as a private person and they have a zero policy, which means all my tobacco got destroyed and I received a letter. This time I did not get fined but it was mentioned that there is the option to fine a person for trying to get tobacco in.
If you have a company (KVK nummer = chamber of commerce number) you can order tobacco abroad and get it into the country, but then you have to pay taxes. If you try to get it in the country as a company and it gets stopped you will get fined.

So ordering from the US is difficult when you live in Holland. It is easier to get it from the EU.

If you like you can get some from me (I have some tobacco which I have not come around to smoke).
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