- 30 Jan 2012
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You may care to read the last paragraph of my second comment on this thread. It's pretty obvious that once the UK has left the EU and the Transitional period has ended, we trade with EU countries in the same way we trade with any other country, and as the subject of import duties and other charges on purchases made by forum members from suppliers in the US and elsewhere has been discussed in the past, it shouldn't be a complete shock to anyone.That is precisely the point raised in the newspaper article that I quoted in the initial part of this post. Carriers are allowed an open day on disproportionate costs for collecting the levies.
An aspect of the post that seems to have eluded the writers of the initial responses that came up.
Argus - AES is right. This thread can only degenerate into the usual point-scoring, sanctimonious finger-wagging and general unpleasantness of the other 'political' threads. Maybe you did raise the issue in all innocence, but you do know how Brexit has been a divisive issue on this forum. I have no wish to fall out with you, you're a decent, knowledgeable member of the forum. But - as a long-standing member, you must know that poking a wasp's nest of a subject like Brexit and its ramifications is just bound to end in trouble.
Right - my reason for my first post was because I thought Off Topic was a better place for threads like this than it's original place in General Woodworking. The Moderators have moved the thread, so that's my concern addressed. I now wish I hadn't been drawn into the rest, but hey-ho, that's life. I'll leave those who wish to continue the subject to do so.
Edit to add - It now seems that the thread to which this comment referred has been merged with another thread, so my ramblings don't make much sense, unless you know the context! Hey-ho. Dat's life, folks.