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Posted Fri, 03 May 2024 03:29:30 GMT by markm-aad
We have returned equipment to a UK manufacturer for servicing. The equipment will be temporarily in the UK and shipped back to Australia once work has been completed. We have currently been charged VAT on the full replacement value of the equipment on arrival in the UK. I assume that there is an exemption for such a situation, but I was wondering what we might be able to do to rectify the situation, or what we should have done (or should do in the future) to avoid it. Any advice appreciated.
Posted Fri, 03 May 2024 15:52:42 GMT by Customs oldtimer
Hi Normal import procedures and charges apply if special procedures are not used. These usually need to be approved prior to import but occasional imports can usually be applied for at the time of import. It is a requirement that the applicant is established in the UK so it would need to be the UK manufacturer who would need to apply. You may also need to look at the below in respect to your recent import.
Posted Tue, 07 May 2024 12:45:08 GMT by HMRC Admin 2

Please contact our international trade team for advice as there will be options for Temporary Admission and inward processing relief.

Imports and exports: general enquiries

Thank you.

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