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    Yellow sticker on package sent from gearbest.com, help please

    Received a yellow sticker on some good ordered from Gearbest.com this morning which says "goods not fulfilling the conditions prescribed by articles 9 and 10 of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community" does anyone know what this mean and what I need to do if anything?

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    I just ignored the sticker on mine, but it was a 1p item

    Original Poster

    Spango

    https://thomas.vanhoutte.be/miniblog/explained-yellow-sticker-on-package-goods-do-not-meet-the-requirement-of-article-9/


    I read this article before but it doesn't say if I owe anything or if I need to do anything or not. Do you know if I do? Item was 16 euros

    Original Poster

    justanothercid

    I just ignored the sticker on mine, but it was a 1p item


    When did you receive your parcel

    few weeks back

    nwressell

    I read this article before but it doesn't say if I owe anything or if I … I read this article before but it doesn't say if I owe anything or if I need to do anything or not. Do you know if I do? Item was 16 euros



    From what I understood, te parcel would have been withheld if you were to pay any (additional) duty.
    You've had it delivered, so nothing is more is due from you.

    Original Poster

    Spango

    From what I understood, te parcel would have been withheld if you were to … From what I understood, te parcel would have been withheld if you were to pay any (additional) duty.You've had it delivered, so nothing is more is due from you.

    Can they not send a bill after delivery in the post at a later date?

    nwressell

    Can they not send a bill after delivery in the post at a later date?


    I can only guess, but I'd have have thought they could potentially do that, but would only bother if it were a high-value item ... exactly the same as if you bought directly from outside of the EU.

    Spango

    From what I understood, te parcel would have been withheld if you were to … From what I understood, te parcel would have been withheld if you were to pay any (additional) duty.You've had it delivered, so nothing is more is due from you.



    Wrong. We had books delivered my OH ordered from overseas and a couple of months later got a bill for the Duty which was around £80. Learned a lesson there!

    Original Poster

    lianne21

    Wrong. We had books delivered my OH ordered from overseas and a couple of … Wrong. We had books delivered my OH ordered from overseas and a couple of months later got a bill for the Duty which was around £80. Learned a lesson there!


    How much did the books cost?
    Edited by: "nwressell" 14th May 2015

    nwressell

    How much did the books cost?


    Cant remember exactly now but around 100 quid I think.

    Hi all
    Whenever you buy any goods outside of the EU you will be charged VAT/Tax if the cost of your goods exceed £15.00 Sometimes goods will have this labels on but nothing ever comes of it. Example, I just received a parcel, I paid £2.70 for the item but they stuck a yellow label on it! Just someone at customs having nothing better to do in my case as it was well under the allowed £15.00. I buy a lot of goods from China but always in small orders under £15.00. Anything above and you are responsible for paying the VAT/Tax. Hope that helps.

    I have had yellow sticker for mobile phones and smaller items bought from China. Just ignored as no further action was needed.
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