Parcels from UK

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Parcels from UK

Postby fincalospinos » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:34 am

Having recently been charged to accept 2 parcels from the UK, 12.95 Euros on a parcel with its contents declared value of 32 GBP, and 6.61 Euros on a declared value of 7.00 GBP, can anyone tell me how the amount due is calculated ?
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Re: Parcels from UK

Postby costakid » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:34 pm

They make it up as they go along. It does depend on the contents but those figures dont stack up.

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Re: Parcels from UK

Postby markwilding » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:36 pm

Anyone had to pay import duty when receiving parcels to the Uk from Spain or sent something and the recipient had to pay?
I had to pay 5.50 duty on a box of chocolates?

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Re: Parcels from UK

Postby Lyric » Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:00 am

We had two parcels stopped in Madrid despite supposedly being exempt of charges tax pre paid.
They were about 20€ declared value each.
The payment demand for each was over 50€.
They were returned to sender.

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Re: Parcels from UK

Postby maureenscot » Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:28 am

Yep. Brexit kicking in. Best not to bother sending parcels if you can help it

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Re: Parcels from UK

Postby elusive » Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:36 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... 1638097154

Article about sending parcels to the E.U

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Re: Parcels from UK

Postby peteroldracer » Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:16 pm

maureenscot wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:28 am Yep. Brexit kicking in. Best not to bother sending parcels if you can help it
Cash is King! Just transfer some money into their bank.
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Re: Parcels from UK

Postby costakid » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:04 am

DPD UK are now offering a service on their international hub where you pay the duty upfront in the uk. If your posting an item to yourself for Spain it sounds perfect. All sorted in the UK so should be much easier than giving the EU obscene taxes on small items.

The details are below:

What Do You Need to Know?
Since the 1st January any parcel into the EU considered a gift and the contents are over the value of £39 (including the cost of shipping) may be subject to taxes and duties charges.

How Parcel2Go Can Help
To avoid your recipient having to pay these charges before their parcel is delivered, you can now choose to pay these at the point of booking on Parcel2Go, this is called Delivery Duties Paid (DDP). This will take away the unnecessary inconvenience of your recipient having to pay any charges for a gift and also minimise any delays.

How to Select This Service
Simply select DPD as your courier and then, in the booking process, select the export reason 'gift', give as much detail as possible on the contents of the gift and choose 'yes I'll pay the taxes and duties.' These will then simply be added to your parcel shipping costs to pay at checkout.

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Re: Parcels from UK

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:02 pm

Just received a large sturdy board type envelope containing 4 Xmas cards from a family of friends in England.
Took 6 days and cost them £2.30.
Came by normal post ( via my "buzon").
It would be interesting to know how much bigger this item would have to be before it incurred any charges.
There was no label indicating contents.


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