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Re: [IPk] Tax on pumps Grrrrrr!!

> Where Diana has come unstuck is with VAT. It is the practice with importing
> that you have to pay VAT at the time and at the point of entry, at 17.5%, on
> the declared value of the goods. 

yes, that's what it is.

> Diana, you may be able to avoid the Payment of the 17.5% VAT element if you
> can persuade the VAT people to accept their own exemption rules. It is
> possible, however, that you may still have to pay the 5% duty amount.

Well the 5% would be better than 17.5% certainly!
I'll get onto the customs people and see.
Thanks for the info Ray.

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