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UK Customs charges

Postby tigerham » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:21 am

HI all,

I recently purchased a MOC from Belgium and now it seems to be stuck at UK customs being assessed for charges. My first reaction was 'huh?'.

I thought if a MOC is being sent from an EU country then there are no charges. Can anyone shed some light on this please? Thank you.

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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby subzero » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:29 am

That's strange, could maybe just be a generic message as the package has reached the point where it goes through with other packages from other non-EU countries?, maybe they will just assess that it's from the EU and let it pass through.
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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby Crumm » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:31 am

subzero wrote:That's strange, could maybe just be a generic message as the package has reached the point where it goes through with other packages from other non-EU countries?, maybe they will just assess that it's from the EU and let it pass through.


I was just thinking that myself. It looks like a generic update.
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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby tigerham » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:37 am

I really hope it's a generic message as I've not come across this situation before. It Usually gets held (no message) and then gets released soon after.

I'll just have to wait and see what happens. Thanks guys.

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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby tigerham » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:16 pm

I just checked the tracking again and it's been released so hopefully no charges.

Thank you for the help.

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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby SAVORY100 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:06 pm

Too many idiots describing it as Plastic Crack has raised suspicions...
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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby yoda » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:21 pm

Once Brexit kicks in thats probably the start of the import charges.
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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:26 pm

yoda wrote:Once Brexit kicks in thats probably the start of the import charges.


I hope the politicians are adult enough to make deals so we can still trade with each other without import charges. I have never understood why we should be a member of EU and why we can't trade unless we are members of EU :roll:

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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby Mini99 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:49 pm

yoda wrote:Once Brexit kicks in thats probably the start of the import charges.

My thoughts entirely...

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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby subzero » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:06 pm

Maybe this message update shows they've already laid the groundwork in their tracking/updates system to get ready for EU import tax?

As tigerham has said this is the first time he's had this update.... :?
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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby tigerham » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:05 pm

SAVORY100 wrote:Too many idiots describing it as Plastic Crack has raised suspicions...
:lol:

Yes, will be interesting to see what happens upon the 'Brexit'.

Just got a message from the seller saying there will be no charges. Nice to see his confidence. I'll have mine in a month or so when I know I'm clear of any customs post as I had charges sent to me a few weeks after I had received something from the US before. Delayed reaction.

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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby retrotoyinfo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:38 pm

Customs charges are ruinous :(
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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby tigerham » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:19 pm

retrotoyinfo wrote:Customs charges are ruinous :(


Absolutely!

Package arrived safe and sound in bomb-proof packaging, lol.

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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby yoda » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:21 pm

Holy shit that's the best I've ever seen :lol:
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Re: UK Customs charges

Postby tigerham » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:46 pm

yoda wrote:Holy shit that's the best I've ever seen :lol:


Likewise. Opened up the package to find a wooden box and thought solid! Nice. ;)

The kind of packaging I'd use to send canvas paintings, lol.


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