How to Send a Parcel from the UK to the Czech Republic

  • November 11, 2023
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Are you planning to send a parcel from the UK to the Czech Republic but are unsure about the customs duty and VAT? If so, there's no need to worry anymore. This article will cover what you need to know about shipping to the Czech Republic without any problems.

VAT from the UK: Mandatory for Every Shipment

One of the first things to remember is the Value Added Tax (VAT). VAT must be paid on every shipment that travels to the Czech Republic from the UK. The amount of VAT is usually calculated from the total price of the shipment, which includes not only the value of the goods but also the shipping fee.

Customs Duty from the UK: Depends on the Value of the Shipment

  1. Shipments up to 150 EUR: Only Customs Declaration and VAT

For shipments valued up to 150 EUR, a customs declaration is required. This means that you will need to provide information about the contents of the shipment and its value, which is included in the generated invoice. However, you do not have to pay customs duty in this case. VAT is calculated based on the total price of the shipment.

  1. Shipments over 150 EUR and Business Shipments: Calculation of Customs Duty and VAT

If the value of the shipment is over 150 EUR or if it is a business shipment, you will have to pay customs duty. The calculation of customs duty depends on the total value of the goods transported.

Business Shipment: What Is It and What Does the Invoice Include?

A business shipment typically refers to shipments intended for commercial purposes. To send a package, it is necessary to declare the contents and value of the shipment through an invoice. The invoice should include details about all the items in the shipment, including the weight of the product, the customs code of the goods (HS code), a description of the goods, the country of origin, the number of pieces, and the total value of the shipment. Properly completing the invoice is crucial for customs authorities.

Customs Fee: Who Pays and When?

The customs fee is charged for the administrative work of the customs officers. We pay the customs fee on the sender's side, and it is included in the shipping price. The recipient may be required to pay a customs fee in the destination country if the value of the shipment is over 150 EUR. The amount of this fee is determined by the customs office in the destination country.

Sending a Gift by post from the UK:

For the import of a "gift," you might send your family for Christmas or for as a birthday package, the customs value matters. An exemption from customs duty/VAT up to an amount of 45 EUR applies only to shipments between private individuals. Up to this value, customs duty/VAT is not assessed within the exemption. If the amount is higher than 45 EUR, this is deducted from the total value of the shipment, provided the conditions according to the applicable legislation are met. Thus, customs duty/VAT is only assessed on the stated difference and shipping costs.

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