You can check whether or not taxes or duties are owed when you check the commodity code for your shipment, or by speaking to the Consulate of the destination country.
If subsequent charges are incurred, we will pass these onto the recipient who is responsible for their payment. If the recipient refuses to pay, responsibility passes on to the sender wherever possible. Charges vary between countries and a charge will also be incurred when a parcel is destroyed due to non-payment.
In the event of a parcel being returned to the sender for any reason from outside the UK, the charge will be the appropriate import rate for the shipment. This is usually exceeds the price paid to export the goods.
For shipments going outside the European Union, a Commercial Invoice with Commodity Code is required. Failure to provide this document, or an incomplete or inaccurate document will result in your goods being delayed and possibly returned at the sender's expense.