Cost of item: 42,400
Cost of shipping: 16,000
converted at Monday's exchange rate ( 0.00498943 )= £291.38
3.9% import duty = £302.74
17.5% VAT = £355.73
customs clearance charge - Parcelforce=£13.50, DHL=£20
So the landed cost of this example is £369.32 or £375.73 depending on the courier used.
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I highly recommend IshiBashi. Fast insured deliveries too and much cheaper than buying the 'non export' versions in the UK
Edited by dood, 17 May 2007 - 09:48 PM.