Customs label advice...
if posting instruments from OUTSIDE the UK
Please ensure that when YOU OR YOUR AGENT is completing the CUSTOMS DECLARATION LABEL
That you make it clear that the contents of the parcel are for REPAIR & RETURN TO YOURSELF... otherwise
UK Customs may treat the contents as ‘Imported Goods’ & charge import duty / UK vat (+ fees charged by the courier)
An example of how NOT to complete the declaration would be... Contents ‘Car Speedometer’... value £100...
This would attract Customs attention... ( UK customs would charge 25% vat of the declared value) + courier fees
Better to say, Old / Vintage / Classic Car Speedometer / Instrument etc sent for REPAIR & RETURN TO YOURSELF
Value £100... Always show a MINIMUM value to avoid attention
If you are a ‘trade customer’ please use plain packing materials & do not show your ‘business name’ on the parcel, otherwise UK Customs will assume that the contents are new & charge import duty / vat etc... + courier fees
We will not pay any import duty / vat or courier fees ... if requested to do so we will refuse delivery & the parcel will
be returned to the sender... ( unless an arrangement has been made by the customer PRIOR to receipt of the order )
If you email us first we will give additional advice / option’s to avoid customs attention