How Much Is Import Duty?

To find out how much import duty is payable to Customs, you need to find the classification code the goods you are importing. (Please note that imported goods may be subject to import duty PLUS import Vat at 20%)

Please see the following useful links to the Government Business website which explains the Classification Codes.


Customs provide a useful helpline service for traders needing assistance with Tariff Classification.

From 1st September 2015 the old Customs telephone helpline service will be converting to an email only service. Guidance on how to use the new service is detailed in Customs Information Paper 27 (2015) which is available from the GOV.UK website at