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      Will a courier company take care of VAT and import duty?

      Will a courier company take care of VAT and import duty on imported goods in the UK?
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      The answer is, it depends. There are some courier companies who’ll take care of all that paperwork for you. But, depending on the courier, they will either:

      • Deliver your goods and then send you an invoice for VAT, import duty and their document processing fees, or

      • Contact you before they deliver, and request payment for VAT, import duty and document processing
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      Are you saying they’d hold my goods until I paid them these fees?

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      That’s so right.

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      Which are the couriers that will handle the paperwork upfront?

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      UPS, TNT, DHL. Just so there are no surprises and you know what to expect, the best thing you can do is give a call to whichever courier service you use and find out their practice.

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      Any idea what the couriers charge for processing?

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      It’s going to vary from courier to courier. Royal Mail charges approximately 4 per item. Parcel force will charge between 8 and 13.50 per item depending on whether the item is considered high value. DHL charges 10 to businesses.

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      Will do. Thanks for your help.

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      Major courier companies are changing their policies according to the country they are dealing.so they are taking care of VAT but best answer is to make call to any of this courier company near your vicinity and make sure.

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