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Postage of parcels from UK

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:26pm
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keith2412

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I have a parcel sent from the UK however it arrived in Madrid last Tuesday the 11th. At the time of writing its still with customs. Postage tariff is correct but no request for duty payment or any info at all. Has anyone experienced such a delay?

DarioMartin

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:35pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:35pm

Yes, this is quite normal - I’ve had packages from the UK held up in Madrid for up to 4 weeks.  Be aware, when postman delivers, he may well also ask you for payment of import duty.

There seems to be no rhyme or reason.  I usually get asked for customs duty, but sometimes not 

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Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:54pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:54pm

DarioMartin wrote on Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:35pm:

Yes, this is quite normal - I’ve had packages from the UK held up in Madrid for up to 4 weeks.  Be aware, when postman delivers, he may well also ask you for payment of import duty.

There seems to be no rhyme or reason.  I usually get asked for customs duty, but sometimes not 

Thanks very much Dario I appreciate that I thought there was a complex problem.

John99andrew

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:54am

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:54am

DarioMartin wrote on Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:35pm:

Yes, this is quite normal - I’ve had packages from the UK held up in Madrid for up to 4 weeks.  Be aware, when postman delivers, he may well also ask you for payment of import duty.

There seems to be no rhyme or reason.  I usually get asked for customs duty, but sometimes not 

Could it be down to the dreaded BREXIT ?

DarioMartin

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:00am

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:00am

John99andrew wrote on Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:54am:

Could it be down to the dreaded BREXIT ?

Pre-end of transition period, I paid no duty at all on parcels as UK was still part of free trade agreement / single market etc.  a parcel from the UK was treated the same as a parcel from any of the other EU member nations.

Post end of transition period, I now usually pay customs duty which can make ordering in from UK prohibitively expensive.

Yes, I think we can safely say this is a direct result of Brexit.

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Aggis

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:20am

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:20am

John99andrew wrote on Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:54am:

Could it be down to the dreaded BREXIT ?

EVERYTHING is down to Brexit.  And as far as I have seen so far, none of it is good

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 11:05am

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Aggis wrote on Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:20am:

EVERYTHING is down to Brexit.  And as far as I have seen so far, none of it is good

I seemed to remember Boris and Nigel saying trust us it will be for the good.

jenny1960

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:44pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:44pm

Yes. I had 2 parcels with customs in Madrid for weeks. They eventually returned them after stating they remained unclaimed. The tracking showed no sign it was ever sent out for delivery. Got my postage money and parcels back. DONT send anything by post!

keith2412

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:56pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:56pm

Thanks Jenny, the message I have is they have sent the documents out for the recipient but nothing has come at all, so still in Madrid

Thanks again Jenny for the information 

jenny1960

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 9:43pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 9:43pm

keith2412 wrote on Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:56pm:

Thanks Jenny, the message I have is they have sent the documents out for the recipient but nothing has come at all, so still in Madrid

Thanks again Jenny for the information 

Dont give up hope, nothing moves fast in spain!

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