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02-4-2015 8:25 pm  #1


Duty Charge just received in the post for Whole Leaf tobacco £750!

Hi guys, would really appreciate some advice on this. I recently order 9LB of raw tobacco leaves and a tobacco shredder from a US company. Have received a letter in the post from "Parcelforce" saying that I owe £750! apparently £500 is an excise fee, 150 is import VAT and and 100 is custom fees. I am aware that whole leaf is NOT liable for duty so am freaking out a little bit here. What shall I do?

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02-4-2015 9:32 pm  #2


Re: Duty Charge just received in the post for Whole Leaf tobacco £750!

It's a specialist subject that few of us here know much about. However if warrior picks up on this maybe he can ask Smoking Hot who is an expert on the subject.

Only thing I would say is it might not have been the wisest thing to add a shredder to your order. Secondly raw tobacco can be bought for £1-50 per 50 grms here  so is it worth importing from the US?

Last time I imported bits for my Harley from the US, import duty was 3% plus vat on the whole value of the consignment (less postage of course}.


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03-4-2015 6:56 am  #3


Re: Duty Charge just received in the post for Whole Leaf tobacco £750!

sh is away at the moment.

my guess is it is because it hs come from the US so may be liable for duty and vat.

I would certainly query it with hmrc.


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12-5-2015 7:45 am  #4


Re: Duty Charge just received in the post for Whole Leaf tobacco £750!

Late to the party, sorry, any chance of an update Keyhole?


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