Shipments imported into the UK are subject to Duties and Taxes. Below is a brief guide on UK import taxes.
How Much Is import Tax in the UK?
United Kingdom calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods and shipping costs. Regardless of the shipment's value, 20% VAT is charged upon importation.
There are, however, ways to streamline customs clearance and reduce costs with an EORI application. More information here: Brexit, VAT & EORI Changes
Pre-Paid Duties and Taxes Shipping to the UK
On Easyship, you can pre-pay duties and taxes when creating the shipment. Additionally, if you have shipping at checkout enabled, you can show pre-paid options alongside post-paid options.