For more in depth information about the places we have visited and other travel related subjects please click on the tab which interests you:

Canal Boating Holidays -  Canary Islands -  Coach Holidays -  Cruises -  Cyprus -  Denmark -  Dubai -  Egypt -  Gibraltar -  Goa
Kenya -  London -  Malta -  Mexico -  Paris -  Sri Lanka -  Thailand -  Tunisia -  Turkey -  UK Inland Waterways -  USA

Look and Book Hotels and Holidays for: UK - Cyprus / Get Inspiration from Holiday Catalogues

Home -  About TMUK -  Articles -  Travel Reviews - Glossary -  Contact Us - 
Links -  Privacy Policy -  Sitemap
Domain Name is now FOR SALE @ 500.00p ono  - Contact Us

Customs Limits Entering The UK - Import Duty UK

Something to declare? - Import Tax UK

Import Duty UK - Import Tax UKHM Revenue and Customs say that they routinely target inbound flights to UK airports from popular shopping destinations outside the European Union (EU), such as Dubai, New York and Hong Kong, and may demand to inspect goods and corresponding receipts for goods bought abroad.





Import Duty UK - Import Tax UK

So, say you bought a duty free camcorder for £500 then HMRC will charge £70 or 14% in duty and then whack 17.5% VAT on top of that, bringing the total to £650. Not the bargain you thought you had!

If you fail to declare any dutiable goods, no matter how low in value, you are breaking the law and could be prosecuted in court, ending up with a criminal record!



Import Duty UK or Import Tax UK is normally charged on declared items between Zero and 20%.

Two or more people, even if they are family, may not 'pool' their allowances to import an item of higher value than £340. You may not transfer any of your personal allowance to a third party.

The £340 rule was in force when this article was written - for verification of this or any other HMRC info please visit

TMUK apologise for the repetition of some place or proper names with different
spellings, but where this happens there is either no definitive spelling translation
of these words or the place is known by different names by different peoples.

UK City Breaks

Buy Samsonite Xenon 2 Laptop Backpack
Samsonite Xenon 2 Laptop Backpack

UK Free Days Out




Affiliate of National Express Coaches Designed and 0wned by © Copyright 2008 - 2012. All rights reserved

Nothing on constitutes an offer on our part or on the part of any featured supplier. are not travel agents and the content of any part of the site constitutes, at most, an invitation to you to make an offer or to purchase products from featured suppliers on the basis of that particular supplier's terms and conditions. Each featured supplier may accept or decline any such offer. All products featured or referred to are subject to availability and no warranties, promises, or representations are given whatsoever as to availability.