Importing prize to UK

I recently won the 123d design contest and I wanted to gain some experiences from other UK prize winners, did you have to pay import duty and VAT? I know you are warned you have to pay them and are meant to but I just wanted to know who has had to, the prize is large and expensive so i'm not sure it will get through customs un-noticed but if anyone has any experiences with importing prizes into the UK please share them.

Thanks

Kiteman4 years ago
I've had a couple of reasonably high value items, and, though they were properly declared, I wasn't asked for any duty.

Try this link: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm


Maundy (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
That's good, thanks for the link, what were the physical size of the items though?
Kiteman Maundy4 years ago
About a large book. They came via FedEx.
Maundy (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
OK, thanks