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08-9-2015 11:50 am  #1


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 Re: 241 Now available.Bought alcohol frfom a UK website which has loads of UK buyers. VAT and a management fee were also paid at checkout and the order despatched from Spain. It has been seized by UK Border Force and a letter sent to me titled NOTICE OF SEIZURE UNDER THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE MANAGEMENT ACT 1979. It goes on to various sections, regulations etc. stating "grounds for seizure being goods were liable to UK Excise DUTY and no arrangements were made for this Duty to be paid on or before their arrival" with one month to claim the goods are not liable to forfeiture and if I do claim legal proceedings will be taken for the condemnation of the goods.
At the end they say " all future correspondence to National Post Seizure Unit "
Anybody have this happen and any advice would be very welcome, getting near time limit to claim or lose the stuff. I don't live anywhere near UKBF HQ's.
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08-9-2015 11:51 am  #2


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Welcome to forum.

As goods weren't transported by you they would be liable to seizure or excise duty on arrival in UK.

Essentially they regard it as an attempt to smuggle goods into UK and court costs can prove very expensive.Please ensure you do not divulge any information which could identify you as Border Force may use your posts here as evidence against you in court.


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08-9-2015 12:06 pm  #3


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Almost sounds like a scam. I'm surprised lots of people use it.

What is proposed, place your order on a website and have the goods sent from abroad cannot be done in simple, practical terms.

To comply with customs rules you would have to order the goods and the supplier, which may not necessarily be the seller,  has to pay any excise duty, vat etc up front before the goods are sent to the UK. I believe there is also some paperwork involved.

It is not possible to pay duty retrospectively after the goods are seized. As nadger says you have to personally carry your own goods through customs to avoid paying duties.

I don't see any point in appealing as you have no defence.


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09-9-2015 1:20 am  #4


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Thanks to all for very helpful info, good luck to the crusade.
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