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Old 12.09.2007, 01:13
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Importing a used Jukebox - Import Tax

Hi... Can anyone advise what the import tax would be on a second hand Jukebox that I am planning on purchasing on Ebay from the UK

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Re: Importing a used Jukebox - Import Tax


I'm a powerseller based in France. I deal with quite a lot of imports.

When I import items from Japan say, I pay the VAT based on the insured value of the shipment (19.6%) and then duties on top based on the weight and the items. Each individual item will have it's own code (HS code) to allow the duane to calculate the duties accordingly.

I've been doing my research too...as we're looking into moving to CH quite soon. You would obviously have to pay 7% VAT based on the value...of course if the seller provides you/freight company with an import receipt you can show that. Of course this is open to abuse as people can say they paid little for it and thus declare a low value...naughty naughty.

When i was looking into duties they quoted 15% of net weight...still getting my head around that!

Hope that helps...

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