They have import tax in the UK as well...I once had a digital camera sent to me from the USA to the UK as a bday present and I had to pay somewhere around 50GBP in import tax, even though it was a present.As for the insurance on the UK side through Royal Mail, they have told me in the past that they are not responsible for it once it leaves the UK as it cannot be "tracked" by them. Same in the USA at the post office. Not sure if things have changed recently.
Ok.....that amount could make some sense as contacts were more than that....another parcel from day before was only 90$ value....no charge......he did say it was value of goods outwith shipping.
Was at CC last night and checked about this new rule with the lady at the DHL desk. She said that it applied to all imported items which cost more than U$ 137 (?) and then the tax imposed varies on what the item is, probably how the person making the decision feels about it, etc, etc.Another overnight rule, I guess.I did post some days back about a small luxury item having gone into the system somewhere (the charming shop in UK, despite charging a huge amount for courier sent it via Royal Mail as the couriers contacted would not accept such an amount for insurance). DH eventually managed to get hold of it after a couple of visits to the PO here. It was open there and then and the Qatari who was in charge of making decisions at the time happily waived any import tax as DH announced that it was a present for me for an important anniversary. All a bit luck of the draw as everything else.edited by Baffled on 29/10/2011
No, parcel was not business related...was contact lenses from UK that could not be purchased here.Good news for the aramex users!
I was told that this tax is only for UPS, DHL and FedEx- who knows why. For what it's worth the tax is not applied to Aramex. It has something to do with the other companies... Doha reasonings and all...
I have an Aramex message regarding a delivery on a shipment - total charges less than 80 riyal - was your parcel business related?
He said it did...applies to all incoming deliveries....but this being Doha....who knows for sure!
I'm guessing this would apply to aramex too ?
Just a heads up....spoke to DHL delivery guy this week re import taxes on a parcel delivery....this is a new law just implemented....charge of 250QR for " legalisation " ....he had no idea what that was, rest of charges took it to 325. He said based on initial value of orders and will be applied to all shipments incoming to Qatar. Major problems with customers for him since.....this will make me think twice before ordering overseas again....watch and see!
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