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Parts shipping from U.K. - Taxes or Duty??

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by carguy, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

    Oct 30, 2002
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    A friend of mine is buying some classic Rolls Royce parts from England and having them air shipped over here....and he is going to Metro Air Port to pick them up. He has a bill for the parts costs, and it also shows "carriage" costs, but nothing about taxes. When he goes to pick the parts up, will he have to pay duty and taxes at that time?
     
  2. PWehmer

    PWehmer Formula 3

    Oct 15, 2002
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    Sometimes when you order stuff from England later on the shipping company (DHL/Fed Ex) will send you a bill for customs tax.
    Usually a small % of the value in my experience.
     
  3. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

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    Thanks Pwehmer.....it seems like they should know in advance, but I realize how thick the "red tape" can get sometimes.
     
  4. BrentC

    BrentC Formula Junior

    Aug 13, 2003
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    Carguy,

    If by Metro Airport you mean Detroit Metro, and if the parts were sent using Schenker as the carrier, your friend is in for a lot of grief. They are a horrible company and will make him pay a bunch of money when he picks up the parts, as well as deal with a bunch of red tape. Hopefully he's used FedEx or something.

    Just my $.02 based on experience.
     
  5. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

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    Yikes......I better call him right away and find out. I think he said Fed Ex but can't remember.....my fingers are crossed. Thanks!
     

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