Germany Zollgebühren Custom duties

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Bernd Löffelbein
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Germany Zollgebühren Custom duties

Post by Bernd Löffelbein »

Hello,

has someone of you experience and can tell me how much of "Custom duties" / "Zollgebühren" must be payed for an Armorten-Kit (as example round about 4000€) to Germany ?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Germany Zollgebühren Custom duties

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I can't say for going to Germany but coming into the UK there is no customs charge if the parcel is marked with Commodity Code 9503003000, which covers "reduced-size (scale) model assembly kits". There will still be a VAT charge.

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Post by mark lawson »

I cant remember what was charged on Zoll I think 19% but I could be completely wrong Armortek themselves may have a far better idea.
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Post by Oliver Brüninghaus »

Hello Bernd,

this question has also crossed my mind.
I haven't ordered anything from the UK yet, but I think that since a trade agreement has been concluded, it looks that there is a "Zollbegünstigung" for UK and only "Einfuhrumsatzsteuer" and possibly "Verbrauchsteuer" (wine, tobacco, etc. ....) have to be paid. Another point that needs special attention now is the correct declaration of the goods and the new customs forms.

If you want to dig deeper here are two links:

https://www.zoll.de/DE/Fachthemen/Zoell ... _node.html

https://www.zoll.de/DE/Privatpersonen/P ... _node.html

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Post by Christoffer Ahlfors »

Yeah, I thought we were all part of GATT free trade, but the Swedish customs office was to no help in that sense. Oh, well, they did disclose the entire Brexit agreement... :roll:
VAT applies, at the minimum. Special taxes also, for the luxury items mentioned. Don't know how AFV models are classified, but "basic, commodity, very basic, necessary needs" would make sense. :D
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Post by Bernd Löffelbein »

Hello and thanks for you answers.
The shipping costs must be added to the price and so, like the calculator it means round about 1000-1400€ as vat.
Than he kit will be cost nearly 25% more, than in priceing.

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Germany Zollgebühren Custom duties

Post by Armortek »

There is a bit of misinformation and misunderstanding.

As we have posted a few times on the forum - THERE IS NO IMPORT DUTY (CUSTOMS DUTY) ON ARMORTEK KITS.

see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7419&start=15

You will however have to pay your LOCAL VAT rate - for Germany this is 19%
But you then do not pay UK VAT, so in effect you have SAVED 1%

Unfortunately UPS will charge for clearing customs, so you will have to pay their fee - so in effect you will not save anything. But to say that the kits are now 25% more expensive is wrong.

If this is not clear, then feel free to send us an email.
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Re: Germany Zollgebühren Custom duties

Post by Oliver Brüninghaus »

Hello Armortek,

thank you for the confirmation!
I hadn't seen the other thread.

@ Bernd
In March I had come to a similar conclusion as you, but in the meantime the informations has been updated, fortunately it is not like that.
So happy tank shopping ...

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