Customs duty and VAT - United Kingdom - Posted on 31 Oct 19:30 , 0 comments

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When you buy something on the  internet, you might have to think about Customs duty and VAT. Here is the useful information for you! It is better to check the latest information from your country Customs Office.


・Customs duty 

Customs Duty is not due for goods, provided directly to the buyer when their value does not exceed £135.  Please check the details here.

・VAT (for Matcha Green Tea)

Food and drink for human consumption is usually zero-rated but some items are standard-rated, including alcoholic drinks, confectionery, crisps and savoury snacks, hot food, sports drinks, hot takeaways, ice cream, soft drinks and mineral water.Matcha is zero-rated. If you order only Matcha, you do not need to worry about Customs duty and VAT.  Please check the details here.   

・VAT (for Yuzu Citrus Powder)

VAT is applicable to Yuzu Citrus Powder. If you order Yuzu Citrus Powder or Yuzu Citrus Powder along with Matcha Green Tea, please be careful about the number of Yuzu Citrus Powder which you are going to order.

You do not need to pay VAT on goods sent from non-European Union (EU) countries if they’re goods worth less than £15. -  One package of Yuzu Citrus Powder 30g About £10 including the price paid for the goods, postage, packaging and insurance.  One package of Yuzu Citusu Powder 80g : About £14 including the price paid for the goods, postage, packaging and insurance.

VAT is charged on the total value, including :  

the price paid for the goods

postage, packaging and insurance

any duty you owe

・Importing goods as a Gift

If you receive an imported gift by mail that is worth £35 or less, you will not have to pay customs duty and  VAT on it. We ship as ' a gift ' as per your request!