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HowsTheSerenity Sat 18-Dec-10 12:09:00

I am in the middle of packing and have noticed on the shipping/customs forms that I have to declare anything that is less then 12 months old.

Why? Anyone know?

I did not have anything that new last time but now I have loads. I really do not want to pay tax in my primark vests and aldi moisturiser!!

VFemme Wed 22-Dec-10 05:32:22

I wonder if they mean anything of significant value less than 12 months old (not that your Primark vest aren't of value... I miss Primark...)

For example, 42" LED TV, Gucci watch, Mercedes car...

I think it is to do with authorities charging duty on imports, but then how could they prove the age of your goods?

gregssausageroll Wed 22-Dec-10 12:00:30

Duty is payable on anything under 12 months old. BUT, that said they are looking at people sending out bulk items so a few washing machines or TVs

If you have anything new, just make sure it is unwrapped if you don't declare it.

anonymosity Sat 25-Dec-10 03:10:56

Call everything an "old coat" or similar with a value of less than $5. Simple.

cjdamoo Sat 08-Jan-11 05:19:16

yeah we got stung for duty on our tv when we shipped our stuff to oz.

kreecherlivesupstairs Sat 08-Jan-11 07:14:36

We've never declared anything to be new, even thought it may well be.
OTOH, we've never done our own list, the agent has always done it for us.

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