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DHL charges - Arghhhhhhhhhh

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jackass, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Jackass

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    I just got wacked for £797 duties for my zv10000 from Pricejapan.

    Import duty at 14%: £321 and vat at 17.5% at £459.

    I was hoping that it would be exempt from import duty but the code of 8528302090 Computer display projector used by pricejapan levies 14% duty.

    What a bummer!

    Is there nothing i can do apart from paying it?

    Stevo
     
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    nothing as far as I know..
     
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    out of interest.,.why did you think it would be exempt from duty charges.??
     
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    What was the declared value?
     
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    I definately paid 0% duty on my AE300, I don't see why your zv10000 should be any different, it was clearly marked a 'Computer display'. I'd definately give DHL a call to try and sort it out.

    All computer gear is 0% duty (That's why the PS2 comes with a copy of BASIC, so it's a computer and not an entertainment product ;) and thus Sony avoid some tax)

    No escaping the VAT though ;)

    -- Jon
     
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    customs codes..


    Computer projectors
    These must be capable of displaying signals from a computer and no other source. - 8471 6090 00

    Dual purpose projectors
    In addition to displaying a signal from a computer, these projectors may handle signals from a video recorder, TV tuner, video camera etc. Regarded as video projectors.

    Flat panel types e.g. LCD, DLP - 8528 3005 00
    Other types e.g. cathode ray tube - 8528 3020 90
     
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    You can use this site to check it out.

    http://www.sloanefox.freeserve.co.uk/importukduty.htm

    It may be that PJ classed it as an 'Other' device thus attracting the 14% tax. If it were classed as an LCD device it would have been 0%.

    I just spoke with DHL and queried this as I have 2 x pjs from PJ due tomorrow and she said if it is classified incorrectly I can query it with them and they will check it with the shipper.

    I would suggest you drop a note to kaneda asking him to ensure if anyone asks he classifies it with the 8528 3005 00 code and then when DHL check they can amend.

    Good luck.
     
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    Cheers guys,

    I will give it a shot Messiah, thanks.

    Stevo.
     

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