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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-04-2006, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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UK custom duty

Hi

I donít know where to post this question, so please donít flame me if this is a wrong place. I am going to London for about a year and need to carry my guitar, amp and a multi effect. I intend to bring the guitar with me and ship amp and effect later.

Do I need to pay custom duty for the guitar if I carry along with me? How about custom duty for postal shipping for an amp and multi effect? Does anyone have any experience with UK custom stuffs? If I have to pay the duty, what is the approximate rate?

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-04-2006, 03:20 AM
 
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Re: UK custom duty

UK customs are a complete beeyotch.

You have to pay 17.5% of the value of whatever it is that you have. The best thing to do is tell them that your stuff is worthless. Having said that, I'm sure your local post office would be much clearer and give you any necessary forms that would help in allowing you to bring the back and forth.

Hope that helps!
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