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Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:53:48 GMT by SK L
I have the following enquiry regarding the sending of artworks into the UK for exhibition or sales purpose According to this page, when it enters the UK, both custom duty and VAT are required for clearing by Custom However, when the artwork is later sold in the UK, VAT would be levied again. Does it mean that in this case the VAT would be doubly charged? Moreover, if the artwork is for exhibition purpose or eventually not sold and return to its country of origin, will it be possible to claim a refund of VAT or duty?
Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:54:15 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

There is an option to import goods under a temporary admission which will have the effect of suspending any VAT /duty on the import.

Please speak to our Customs Line regarding the options available on 03002003700.

Thank you.

Posted Sat, 02 Jul 2022 08:37:58 GMT by SK L
Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2022 20:46:19 GMT by Andrej Buffed
What to do if nobody answers on the line? The second day in a row.
Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2022 15:57:40 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi Andrej Buffed,

Please see the following link for an alternative telephone number to the one provided along with other methods for contacting the Customs Helpline.

Imports and exports: general enquiries

Thank you.

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