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Post by ghostrider1971 on Aug 28, 2018 19:56:45 GMT
REE MOVEMENT OF GOODS
(ex Article 23 TEC)
1. The Union shall comprise a customs union which shall cover all trade in goods and which shall involve the prohibition between Member States of customs duties on imports and exports and of all charges having equivalent effect, and the adoption of a common customs tariff in their relations with third countries.
2. The provisions of Article 30 and of Chapter 3 of this Title shall apply to products originating in Member States and to products coming from third countries which are in free circulation in Member States.
(ex Article 24 TEC)
Products coming from a third country shall be considered to be in free circulation in a Member State if the import formalities have been complied with and any customs duties or charges having equivalent effect which are payable have been levied in that Member State, and if they have not benefited from a total or partial drawback of such duties or charges.
What they state is that any goods imported from other countries than the member states of the EU shall be let into free circulation after the customs charges have been paid for them and it doesn’t matter in which member state the duties would be paid.
If your package contains this sticker it probably also contains a value marked on your package. If your package value is higher than 22 euros you need to pay taxes (VAT), except for perfumes that are taxable without a minimum price. Also if your package value is over 150 euros additional customs duties will apply. Pay attention – when calculating the value, shipping costs also need to be included in the value of the package.
So, if you have a sticker and a package with free shipping with contents less than 22€ of value, you need not to worry about paying any tax. But if over 22 eur, your country will charge you and if over 150 eur you’ll be charged additionally based on the import customs charges table.
I think that sticker is added to parcels that have arrived in the UK from another EU country but originated (started their journey) outside the EU - it's to warn UK Customs that duty / vat MAY be payable despite it being on an 'internal' flight.
ignore it, weve all had them before. if youve received it then theres nothing to pay. if you got a card from royal mail saying duty to pay then youve been caught but then they add a flat £8 royal mail charge as well.
Post by ghostrider1971 on Aug 28, 2018 20:08:17 GMT
ceedee - This answer I found on "another forum" supports your view
"It's a sticker put on stuff that has travelled into the EU, but did not originate there. If something is not worth the expense of claiming the tax that is technically due on it the sticker is put there at some point. Seems a little passive aggressive but can just be ignored."