Excise Duty is a tax on certain goods such as alcohol and tobacco.
Customs Duty is a tax charged on importation of goods into the UK from outside Europe. It is charged as a percentage of the total value of the goods.
To work out the percentage, each type of product is given a Commodity Code. This tells you what the Customs Duty rate percentage is for that particular product. There are around 14,000 different classifications with the duty rate percentage for generally varying between Free and 12%.
The commodity code classifies goods for import and export so that you pay the right tax and duty. You must have a commodity code for all goods you want to import which is declared as part of the customs declaration to HMRC.
To help you find your Commodity Code go you can go to the UK link https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff/sections or you can visit the HMRC website on www.gov.uk/trade-tariff – this site will help you find your duty rate into the UK.
We will help and guide you as much as we can, but the responsibility is yours to find the correct Commodity Code for your product.
Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/finding-commodity-codes
The EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) scheme is an European scheme introduced to improve security.
It requires all businesses importing to Europe to have a unique number which is then used by customs officials to track goods as they enter and move around Europe, including the UK.
HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is the department of the UK government which deals with imports and exports.
Find out more here: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/
VAT (Value Added Tax) is a form of consumption tax, meaning that it is only a cost to the end consumer.
In the UK the standard rate is currently 20%.
There are 13 Amazon Fulfilment centres across the UK. See map below for locations.
Yes, we can coordinate collection and return goods to our facilities to handle as instructed.
We are able to customs clear cargo in the UK, and then move by road freight to other Amazon centre in Europe.
You need to establish your HTS (Harmonized tariff code) this code can be found on the customs website https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff/sections along with the duty percentage.