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    In terms of importation of tobacco products from overseas and the tax/duty position: my understanding is that the only way this can discharged is by any such monies being paid by the sender (As Deano identified) and not one that can be done this end. Of course there will be stories of 'I know a chap that paid this and that' at the point of entry, but this is an exception, not the rule. HMC/UKBA are also concious of the retail element re profit that is missing from such imports too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cj121 View Post
    In terms of importation of tobacco products from overseas and the tax/duty position: my understanding is that the only way this can discharged is by any such monies being paid by the sender (As Deano identified) and not one that can be done this end. Of course there will be stories of 'I know a chap that paid this and that' at the point of entry, but this is an exception, not the rule. HMC/UKBA are also concious of the retail element re profit that is missing from such imports too.
    I was under the impression that if cigars imported from overseas were declared as such, then customs would charge you relevant tax/duty.

    I have had packages declared as cigars and have paid the relevant fees. I have no idea how they work out how much tax/duty is though

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    some UK info
    http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...CE_PROD_010220

    Worth noting that if you bring in over your personal allowance (50 cigars) then you pay duty on the full amount, not just the difference.

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    I have no idea how they work out how much tax/duty is though[/QUOTE]

    I think it's calculated on weight. But if that's cigar weight, or cigars plus box weight, or cigars plus box plus all protective packaging I have no idea either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt257 View Post
    I was under the impression that if cigars imported from overseas were declared as such, then customs would charge you relevant tax/duty.

    I have had packages declared as cigars and have paid the relevant fees. I have no idea how they work out how much tax/duty is though
    As I was saying Matt, this is would appear to be an exception, rather than rule. Look

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippexx View Post
    I think it's calculated on weight. But if that's cigar weight, or cigars plus box weight, or cigars plus box plus all protective packaging I have no idea either.
    It's just on the weight of the tobacco. I did find a link to the relevant page in the Customs Officer's guidance manual that said as such. I'll see if I can find it again.

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    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/budget2009/bn85.pdf
    4. The rates of duty are:
    • cigarettes: an amount equal to 24 per cent of the retail price plus 114.31 per thousand cigarettes;
    • cigars: 173.13 per kilogram;
    • hand-rolling tobacco: 124.45 per kilogram; and
    • other smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco: 76.12 per kilogram.

    doesn't sound to bad but you also have to add VAT and Excise duty.

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    My original post on the subject is here.

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    Oh how things have changed since I was last on.

    For the record i haven't recieved an order and am currently enjoying my very short supply of UK bought, excise paid ceegars!
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