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Andyroo89

importing rif's and parts advice please

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hello, im about to make and order from acm gear.com in mainland china and im wondering how much duty and vat i will have to pay? also does anyone have experience with them?

ive heard there are different charges for different items, i will be ordering a few guns, some camo gear including molle vests. spare magazines and parts for the guns..

 

had a quick read through customs website but there is hours of research so wondered if anyone had some advice please!

 

AJ

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I may be wrong but regarding the customs but, you could be able to get off scot free, or you can get a customs charge going from £5-£500! Plus it may take quite a long time to get to you just because of the weight and size.

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To be honest, with customs it's pretty much hit and miss.

 

You're meant to get Customs Duty and VAT charged, plus a handling fee from your courier.

 

There's 14,000 categories that items fall into for Customs Duty, so that can vary. VAT is the 20% and most couriers charge about £15. My advice, assume a worst case scenario; if you get stung, be ready to pay perhaps 30% plus the £15.

 

In reality, it's usually better than that.

 

I've had dozens of items through customs without ever being picked up, just this week a helmet got through no problems.

 

In December, my AK, worth £240 got through with just £50 of charges because customs evaluated it incorrectly.

 

Hope that helps!

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thanks for replies, im thinking that if i send it express delivery they may miss it, or just slap a huge fee on to save them time..

think il just risk it! also acm gear never reply to emails which doesnt help!

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if its sent as a gift ;);) ;) ;);););)

 

customs wont bother .... just ensure it has some reason for the gift etc

 

(also make sure the return address isn't a company ... a personnel address usually dose the trick)

 

 

ooooh and if anyone asks :ph34r::ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

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Until recently I've never been charged anything. The one time I did, I got hit for about £7.50 + £13.50 handling fee - on a $40 pistol which i'd already had to pay $30-odd shipping because it's an RIF, ffs! Still, in the grand scheme of things, I've done ok...

 

I'd suggest having any guns sent together and everything else in a separate package.

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