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05-08-2005, 01:08 PM
Hi guys,

I should be very happy today as I got my first small stock delivered right to my door this aftrernoon...but I expected to pay customs fees as my order exceeded 200.00....anyway, I wasn't charged a penny but when I took the parcel inside and opened it i saw that the value of the parcel has been brought down to as little as $0.79 !!! Did the supplier try to help me to avoid customs charges or what??!!! I haven't received their invoice either apart from the email invoice earlier on... they are good with delivery and service but how do I show the "paperwork" to my accountant???!! What do I do?

05-08-2005, 01:51 PM
do you mean they removed stuff from your parcel? what is the $0.79 about?

05-08-2005, 02:10 PM
no, everything that I paid nearly 200.00 for was there but the actual value was specified as $0.79 by the supplier which led me thinking that they did it 'to help' me not to pay customs fee...

05-08-2005, 02:27 PM
Hi Nikita,

I would suggest asking your Accountant or phoning HMRC to clarify the matter. 0845 010 9000

05-08-2005, 02:33 PM
what did you order? Not everything is subject to import duty. Go to TARIC and check your item.