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VAT and customs regulations

Frequently Asked Questions are listed in order of popularity.

Where can I find information on sending gifts or other packages to Britain?
All packages and gifts mailed to Britain from the United States are examined by Customs Officers who determine whether Customs Duty, Excise Duty and/or Value Added Tax (VAT) must be paid on the packages.

How can tourists receive VAT refunds for goods purchased in Britain?
Tourists purchasing goods at those shops participating in the Retail Export Scheme may apply for a VAT refund if they intend to leave the UK for a final destination outside the

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