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Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:20 pm

Anyone in the UK bought a Switch kite and had to pay import tax ? Their prices look very good but being New Zealand based would you pay standard rate import tax into EU ?
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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby Bletti » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:27 pm

As far as I know, Switch uses a EU based warehouse for distribution in the EU and the prices already include VAT.

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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby GTC » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:39 pm

Bletti wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:27 pm
As far as I know, Switch uses a EU based warehouse for distribution in the EU and the prices already include VAT.
I thought the same until a few days ago I placed an order for an Element kite. It is coming from Hong Kong warehouse...

Hope that I don't have to pay any import tax...
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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby Faxie » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:21 pm

If you order from EU, tax is included.

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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby kostantin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:40 am

BillyGoatGruff wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Anyone in the UK bought a Switch kite and had to pay import tax ? Their prices look very good but being New Zealand based would you pay standard rate import tax into EU ?
thanks
If you are located in Europeand and your parcel will be shipped to a EU country, your kite is comming from the UK warehouse. So no VAT on top.

tks

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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby trickcoach » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:19 am

from switch website , explains everything you need to know regarding taxes : https://switchkites.com/us/store

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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby dswebb » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:07 pm

EU riders who've ordered recently, are you getting stung for 20% VAT now they are shipping from HK? Their site says "All orders shipped to Europe may be subject to VAT, import duties and customs charges.". Not sure what the "may" is about.

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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby Toby » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:20 pm

May: if they check the parcel at customs.

Might go thru without anything, but if checked BAT and tax on top !

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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby rtz » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:31 pm

Some more good reading if you like reading up about taxes: https://www.panshkite.com/index.php?gOo ... icleid=134

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Re: Switch kite EU import tax ?

Postby foilholio » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:16 pm

If Britain leaves expect to pay more.


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