Why do I need to pay import VAT from Great Britain?

Because the UK is no longer in the EU, import VAT may be due when an item is delivered to another country.

As some items are delivered via Sweden, Swedish import VAT may be due even when it is going to some other country.

In some cases, a carrier we use (e.g. FedEx) will issue the import VAT invoice. In other cases, Auctionet are able to include it on the transport invoice.

Swedish import VAT

Swedish import VAT is between 6% and 25% of the "customs value" – that is, of the total value of the item and transport invoices.

Some examples:

Literature: 6%
Antiques (more than 100 years old): 12%
Newer items: 25%

For more details, please contact Swedish Customs.


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