That might be the case in Germany, but definetly not Europe in general.The package will stuck at the customs authority and you will get an invitation from them.
Oh man. They have to refund so much. Thank you for this resourcesWhere are you taking the 7% "import fee" from? I've never paid anything like that.
Customs duty and VAT, that's it. And customs duty is 0% for chips.
Plus: The trade war 10% only apply to playing cards... not to chips.
Last page of annex 1 lists only 9504 40 00 in the 9504 category, whereas poker chips would fall under 9504 30 (90).
If you carry them with you the limits are usually a bit higher, but there are limits. No idea about Scotland, but we have a limit of € 430 if you come by plane for example.I have no idea what the rules for this are though. If I have some racks packed in my luggage, do I have to pay some kind of customs fee or VAT to bring them into the country?
Same thing in Switzerland.if the package does not contain an invoice, I'll get a letter from customs, to which I can reply by e-mail.
You still need to declare because the government wants to recover a VAT tax based on the value of the object.Don't you still have to declare the value, even if it's a gift?
For me its the custom office in hallbergmoos. the first time I got poker chips, they told me, they don't have those in the list. They would pick "playing cards". I payed so much money on any types on import fees. crazy, but it seems that they scammed me (without intention)I've had countless imports through UPS/FedEx which they took care of and a good bunch of shipments where I did the customs formalities myself at the Munich customs office. Only paid duty+VAT there.
Same with me. I only pay VAT at "my" customs office.have always paid only VAT at the customs office. There is no duty on chips.
I ask all shippers to describe chips as "Play Gaming Tokens, no cash value" when shipping to me, for the exact same reason. Putting "Poker Chips" in the description seems to arouse the duty-happy curiosities of Swiss CustomsWhenever I ship chips to Germany, I just describe them as heavy clay bricks sliced thin into little circles, and worth about as little as it sounds like they're worth. Seems to work....
'Toys - poker chips ' is also safeI ask all shippers to describe chips as "Play Gaming Tokens, no cash value" when shipping to me, for the exact same reason. Putting "Poker Chips" in the description seems to arouse the duty-happy curiosities of Swiss Customs