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    Not sure if this should go here, so sorry if its the wrong place.

    I wanted to ask if anybody here imports supplies direct from America and if so what is the first step I need to do reference import tax..........or does it happen automatically as it comes through customs?

    I've been talking to a really good company and I feel this could be the way for me rather than buy wholesale over here. With the exchange rate it works out cheaper and thats with shipping added. So I need to know if I'm going to get hit by import taxes to the point where its not worth it.

    Thanks for any help in this.

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  • #2
    Hi Pauline.

    I've got no idea at all when it comes to importing large amounts but I do know that you can import goods with a value under around $36 without incurring any import taxes.

    Someone mentioned on another thread that you can also get double the allowance if you have goods addressed to multiple people - ie Mr & Mrs .....

    There was also a mention about a higher allowance if the package is marked as a gift.

    You can usually find all the information you need on HM Customs and Excise website.

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    • #3
      Hi Pauline,

      I've ordered supplies from the US a few times. Each time the courier has sent an import tax invoice after delivery.

      Hope this helps
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