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Old Jul 29th 2018, 12:11 pm
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I’m thinking of ordering a present direct from the US for the other half’s birthday but I’m not sure regarding further charges when it arrives in the UAE.

The total price on the website is only £22.23 (free delivery) so I’d be gutted if I had to pay extra, especially if it comes to more than what the item costs.

I’ve looked at the government website for further info but, as expected, tells me nowt.
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Potentially 5% customs + 5% VAT

Depends what they declared the value is. As it's a small gift they may not bother.

Although judging by the price point, it's a dildo. They may seize it.
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[QUOTE=Millhouse;12540350]Potentially 5% customs + 5% VAT

Depends what they declared the value is. As it's a small gift they may not bother.

Although judging by the price point, it's a dildo. They may seize it.[/QUOTE

Forgot to say, it’s nothing dodgy. Been there, done that, never again
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Originally Posted by Made in Sheffield 1 View Post
I’m thinking of ordering a present direct from the US for the other half’s birthday but I’m not sure regarding further charges when it arrives in the UAE.

The total price on the website is only £22.23 (free delivery) so I’d be gutted if I had to pay extra, especially if it comes to more than what the item costs.

I’ve looked at the government website for further info but, as expected, tells me nowt.
That should come in without the payment of duty or tax, personal limit for postal is a CIF value of 1000.00 AED. That's the cost of your item + the cost of your postage + the insurance cost. If no insurance value is declared, customs will assume it to be 1% of the the other two items (the CFR Value incase interested).
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Thank you.

I think I’ll be a risk taker and go for it
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Potentially 5% customs + 5% VAT

Depends what they declared the value is. As it's a small gift they may not bother.

Although judging by the price point, it's a dildo. They may seize it.[/QUOTE

Forgot to say, it’s nothing dodgy. Been there, done that, never again
Oh come on, you can't leave that hanging there without giving us the details...
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Forgot to say, it’s nothing dodgy. Been there, done that, never again
Yeah, smuggling them in not in checked and not in cabin luggage is probably a humbling experience. Would sort of leave you feeling empty inside.
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Yeah, smuggling them in not in checked and not in cabin luggage is probably a humbling experience. Would sort of leave you feeling empty inside.
I'd imagine it would have been quite fulfilling.
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My experience (of Aramex) is that 5% VAT is now being slapped on everything imported, even if you already paid VAT on it in the country of origin.
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My experience (of Aramex) is that 5% VAT is now being slapped on everything imported, even if you already paid VAT on it in the country of origin.
It is. I had to pay it when i used my shop and ship account
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It is. I had to pay it when i used my shop and ship account
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I love it and the drivers know me well haha
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I used to love it, but now paying double VAT has put me off using it.
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I used to love it, but now paying double VAT has put me off using it.
would be wrong to expect vat not to be charged here just because it was charged somewhere else when there is no customs union between the countries... unless you’re importing from KSA which I doubt

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I used to love it, but now paying double VAT has put me off using it.

Thankfully the value i order doesnt warrant double VAT
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