Pyro Tim wrote:
For any duty on goods of that value, and they don't chase duty payments of less than £9. They often don't go for the VAT either if it's going to a private individual and the value is insignificant
£15.01 to £135 No customs duty
Import VAT due
Plus the silly Parcel Force admin fee, which makes the import cost ridiculous if the item is worth just over £15 and declared at full value.
Also, if the package is selected for import charges, it can extend the delivery time by 1 week +.
A website for registering and paying import fees before the package is despatched could eliminate the above, but would be a logistical nightmare without bar coding.
However, the current system probably is anyway, which explains the admin fee and delays.