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    Default Gifts from Thailand to UK

    Hi all,
    Don't know if this is the right place or not but I've got a couple of questions.

    The wifes family who live in Thailand want to send some stuff over for her:

    - food items
    - some face serum thing (similar to an anti aging cream I think)

    So my questions are these;

    1. Can these item be sent here?
    2. Will we have to pay tax on these items when/if they arrive in the UK?

    Thank in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rsmith89 View Post
    Hi all,
    Don't know if this is the right place or not but I've got a couple of questions.

    The wifes family who live in Thailand want to send some stuff over for her:

    - food items
    - some face serum thing (similar to an anti aging cream I think)

    So my questions are these;

    1. Can these item be sent here?
    2. Will we have to pay tax on these items when/if they arrive in the UK?
    When I send things to Thailand as gifts, I buy from Lazada. (www.lazada.co.th). Delivery to anywhere in Thailand and usually free. They are very like Amazon. My suggestion is that you use Amazon in the UK to do it the opposite way. Saves so much hassle and Amazon has most things.

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    Have you googled the items to see if you can buy them in the UK? It may be a lot cheaper in the long run. I live in China and get all my Thai cooking stuff delivered from online sources. Worth a try.

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    Have you had a look at this online website

    https://www.raanthai.co.uk/thai-food...-products.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg / Pairin View Post
    Have you had a look at this online website

    https://www.raanthai.co.uk/thai-food...-products.html
    Thanks everyone. Yeah we go to that shop all the time but the stuff she wants isn't there. To be honest it's mainly for the serum stiff as you just can't get it over here

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    My wife buys quite a lot of items that she can't buy herself here (Thai serums, toothpaste she likes etc.) from UK based Thai groups on facebook. May be a cheaper way of doing it.

    We used one lady recently for a Leewadee mattress for our new house. We also met up with her and her English husband at the Thai festival in Manchester last weekend. They import containers full of Thai products all the time and seem to be doing very well. I'm sure they'll do products like what you are asking for above

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    It would save a lot of hassle if they can be purchased in the UK or EU (for now) otherwise you most likely will pay VAT on gifts over £39 (includes postage cost) but tax only if its over £135.
    Food items bring there own difficulties on whats allowed.

    You will have to pay a clearance fee to whoever delivers it to you in the UK, parcel force is £8 other couriers I dont know exactly but possible around £15.

    https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rsmith89 View Post
    Thanks everyone. Yeah we go to that shop all the time but the stuff she wants isn't there. To be honest it's mainly for the serum stiff as you just can't get it over here.
    What sort of serum are you talking about. My wife uses a hylauronic acid serum and the last couple of bottles we bought from Piping Rock in the US. Very cheap to ship, very good quality and a very good price. Two bottles of it and there are no customs fees or VAT to pay.

    https://gb.pipingrock.com/skin-care

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