The parcel delivery company UPS contacted him, but not with the boots he had ordered. If he wanted this, he would first have to pay the additional fees, 20 percent VAT and import duties, a sum of 147 pounds (165 euros).
Boris Johnson had promised duty-free trade
The customer from Manchester is obviously not an isolated case. Other media also report on customers in Great Britain who have ordered goods online as usual – and were amazed because the parcel delivery service wanted to collect large amounts from them initially.
The Guardian reports of a customer from Norfolk who was supposed to pay UPS 121 pounds of duties, taxes and fees for a clothing order from Norway (total value 236 pounds).
The parcel services, in turn, would have to collect the money for the government. Some European companies had therefore already announced in the past few weeks that they would completely stop their sales to Great Britain.
The y may be stuck in the goods chaos at the border that Brexit triggered.
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