LIKELY COSTS – FREIGHT, DUTIES & TAXES

Freight, Duties & Taxes vary considerably based on product type and country of manufacture.
The below examples are based on shipping into the United Kingdom, if your products are delivering outside of the UK, then different charges may apply.
 
  • Freight:
  • Freight is based on weight, volume & shipment method (i.e. Road, Sea or Air)
  • Therefore, freight costs cannot be accurately calculated until your production is complete & ready to ship.
  • We do however estimate freight charges for customers so they can budget. We usually estimate;
  • Road freight = 8% of the total production value.
  • Sea freight = 10% of the total production value.
  • Air freight = 12% of the total production value.
  • To estimate the likely freight costs please do as follows;
  • Total production value x % of freight method.
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  • Duties:
  • Duties are subject to product type & country of manufacture.
  • Duty rates can vary from 0% through to 20% of the product unit price. As a rough guide,
  • if your products are being produced inside the EU then the duty rate will be 0%,
  • if producing outside of the EU please estimate an average of 12% duties.
  • To estimate the likely duty costs please do as follows;
  • Total production value x 12%
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  • Taxes:
  • Taxes are subject to product gender & country of import.
  • Children’s wear carries a 0% tax rate.
  • All other genders carry a 20% VAT tax rate.
  • If you are VAT registered, you can re-claim any import taxes via HMRC.
  • To estimate the likely tax costs please do as follows;
  • Total production value x 20%
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