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Old 6th August 2020, 04:33 PM
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Actually from experience you're all underestimating.

As Import Duty is levied on the item and Postage (shipping) and then VAT on that sub-total, plus the delivery charge you are looking at around 33% to 35%.

Import duty is I think 6.7% on lenses, and VAT is 20%, delivery charge to collect the taxes is around 8. I haven't kept any Customs documents but the 33% to 35% figure is what I've paid a few times from the US and Japan is no different.

Gone are the days when I never got any charges they've really tightened up in the last 4-5 years. I tend to buy from the EU as then there's no Taxes.

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