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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:37 AM
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Default UK import taxes on shisha

Hi all, I had a letter from the post office saying my shisha delivery from the US has been stopped until i pay customs charges.

For 4x250g of Mizo mint ($50ish) the total customs charges come to 175!! The guy at the post office said it was for import duties, VAt etc

Has anyone else had these kind of charges and is there a way to get them down? Surely that cant be right
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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:19 AM
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That's extremely high!

The only way I think to avoid taxes is to buy shisha from an online shop in the UK, or in the EU. From EU countries, the tax is already paid, so no need to pay over it.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:31 AM
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all the online shops from the UK have stopped selling tobacco it seems and only sell herbal. I also don't know of any EU shops
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Old April 6th, 2010, 01:16 PM
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yeah it become very hard to find where to buy shisha in EU... DUnno what to do ,where to search
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Old April 6th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: UK import taxes on shisha

Its around 80 per kilo of shisha then they add broker fee of around 10 and VAT at 17.5% so its a large chunk of money but 175 seems over the top
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