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Importing into the UK
Parcelforce Worldwide clearance
If a parcel is received from outside the EU addressed to you, we will clear the goods through HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). You will required to repay all the relevant import duty, excise duty and VAT, (as determined by HMRC), together with our Customs clearance fee, details of which will be sent to you by letter. We charge a Customs clearance fee to help cover the cost of additional handling, administration, collection of monies and provision of facilities for Customs clearance of packages.
We have two levels of clearance fee for import parcels. There is a charge of £13.50 for express parcels imported through the EMS (i.e. International Datapost equivalent) and GLS (i.e. Euro 48 equivalent) networks and also for high value standard parcels (valued at over €1000). For all other import parcels, an £8 charge will apply.
These clearance charges are only applied if a duty or tax is payable on the parcel.
We will also make a charge if we have to hold your parcel whilst Customs process it, so we would recommend that you respond promptly to any Customs queries to avoid these charges. We will not levy a fee for the first 10 days, after 10 days however, storage fees will be charged. For more than 10 and up to 20 working days, - £5.50 per parcel. For each subsequent working day over 20 working days - £1.35 per parcel. All parcels valued at over £2,000 are placed in secure storage until completion of Customs formalities.
For more information about these fees, please contact our Customer Service Team on 08448 004466