50ftQueenie wrote:I have tried to look up information about import tax but there is no definitive answer. They just make very woolly statements, probably so they don't have to explain when they decide to charge you!
You have to pay import duty of 10.5% on any imported item so if the parcel gets stopped by customs you will have to pay. On top of that there is also a handling charge - RM charge about £12 and Parcel Force £8 IIRC.
Parcels can take anything up to 3/4 weeks to arrive from the US although most of mine arrive within 10 days unless customs get them then its longer.