Bought and sent between individuals (not companies)
Intended for personal use
UK customs duty
In addition to import VAT, UK import duty may also be charged on:
Goods and gifts over £135
Excise goods e.g. alcohol, tobacco and fragrances (perfume, eau de toilette and cologne)
How much customs duty will need to be paid?
This is the tricky bit. The rate of duty varies depending on the goods being sent, so it’s difficult to calculate an exact fee. Gifts above £135 and up to £630 may be charged at 2.5%, although rates are lower for some goods.
Customs duty is charged on the value of the item, plus the shipping, packaging and insurance.
All items sent via Parcel Monkey are sent DDU, which means the duty is unpaid. Any customs fees will need to be paid by the recipient before they can receive their package, so always ensure you include up to date contact information for the recipient on the customs form.