VAT, Duties, Customs Information

Know your VAT, Duties, Customs fees!

Each country charges its residents fees for the privileges they enjoy.  These fees are paid in the manner of VAT taxes on goods purchased (locally or imported); and customs/duties for imported goods.  These vary greatly from country to country and we cannot pay these fees on your behalf.

VAT, Duties and Customs fees are not paid by Ender Extender and are not included in the order total.

When you purchase something in most countries, VAT is added at the time of purchase to your order.  When you purchase goods across borders, there are certain caveats to this rule.  If a retailer transacts less than a particular amount per year for the receiving country, they do not have to register as a VAT business and therefore do not charge VAT at the time of sale.  We currently fall in this category, as we are a small business, who's primary customer base is in the United States.  As such you must expect that your required VAT is not included in the purchase price on this website.

You must include your phone number/email address when ordering, otherwise your package will be severely delayed.

The VAT rate for the UK currently stands at 20 per cent, this was changed from 17.5 per cent on the 4th of January 2011. 

See this Wikipedia page for a complete list of tax rates by country


HS Code

The HS code used for our extension kits is 847759.  You may use this code to look up possible customs duties applicable to your order.  You will need to know the shipping cost and the total order cost.  For international shipping, use $60 USD (DHL) as the base calculation, as it seems a viable average based on previous orders. International shipping costs can vary from $40 to $70.

Note: Most countries charge customs/duties/VAT on total order (that's shipping+item total).

Use this calculator to get a general idea of what you should expect to pay when your package arrives at your port of entry.