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 UK Amateur Radio & related equipment dealers

Nevada Radio

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Yaesu UK

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Waters & Stanton

Eastcomm

 

Army Radios

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Radioworld

 

Vine Antenna Products

 

Haydon Communications

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RigExpert

 

Spectrum

 

 Lowe Electronics

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Martin Lynch & Sons

 

Nevada

Strikalite batteries

Tennamast

 

G Whip antenna products

 

Wellbrook Communications

BHI

Adur Communications

 

Sandpiper Communications

 

G1MFG ATV

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Kenwood

 

 

  Antennas by antennas.us: Online antenna store, offering a broad selection of antennas, from 100 kHz to 26 GHz.

Overseas Amateur Radio & related equipment dealers

Alpha Delta Comms

Powerport

TGM Communications

Money exchange rates & converter

 

Radio City (UK Export)

 

Heil Sound

 Icom USA

Communications HQ

 

MFJ

 

 

Antennas.US

Scorpion Antennas

Comet Antennas

 

WiMo

 

Yaesu USA

 

 

Outbacker (UK Export)

 

Miracle Whip

 

SGC

 

Universal Radio

 

Buddipole HF to 2m aerial (UK Export)

 

GoTenna

GigaParts (UK Export)

SteppIR

 

LNA Technology preamps

 

Advanced Receiver preamps

PA3BIY preamps

Weathershop

 

 

Elecraft (UK Export)

 

Alexloop    

 

JUNS

 

LDG Electronics

HRO (UK Export)

W2IHY technologies

 

PAR Electronics

 

Blue Collar antennas

 

 

 

 

W4RT (UK Export)

 

iLink boards

Landwehr Preamps

Danish Power (Dan Amp) 144 MHz amplifiers

 

 

UK IMPORT DUTY FOR AMATEUR RADIO EQUIPMENT

Update 24th November 2012 "I have just imported some amateur radio transceiver equipment from the US into the UK and I have been charged no import duty, 20% VAT and a 13 handling charge by HMRC." Philip G0ISW

 

Update, 24th June 2012, with thanks to Jules G0NZO for advising me.

 

"At the time of writing (June 2012), AR equipment is now charged at the duty rate of 3.6% previously it was exempt, but no more."

 

"The new commodity code for all AR kit is: 8525500000".
(Thanks to GM3UCI for passing on this info.)

VAT will also be charged at 20% of declared value

 

 

 

 

Old historic information as at 10.01.2010: N.B Commodity codes shown believed to be out of date/obsolete

 

It used to be the case for several years until recently that when you imported Amateur radio equipment into the UK, by mail order or personally, you only needed to pay V.A.T. at 17.5% to Customs and were exempt from import duty, provided that the supplier properly described on the Customs form that it was "Transceiver apparatus for radio-telegraphy" and showed the commodity code number as "8525209900". 

 

If there was any doubt import duty could be charged by Her Majesty's Customs & Revenue (HMRC).

 

It may still be possible to avoid import duty, but it has been brought to my attention that apparently the above long standing HMRC commodity code number has now changed. I have tried to find the current commodity codes and believe the following to be current:

 

"Aerials for radio-telegraphic or radio telephone apparatus" 8517 70 11 90

 

"Other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network"  8517 61 00 90

 

There is a lookup search facility online at the UK Trade Tariff Business Link site as I am not 100% sure these are the correct numbers, but am struggling to find anything better.

 

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