I'm a resident of Denmark travelling to the UK for a holiday. Here, I will be receiving an item bought online in the US. FedEx has applied the UK VAT of approx 800 USD, whereas the VAT in Denmark would have more likely been around 1000 USD.
When returning to Denmark, will I have to declare it in customs again?
Reading through the customs laws we have, I'm not finding any specific mention of such a scenario, nor have I had any luck finding court precedence. I'm thinking on one side, the EU VAT/customs fee has been paid.
On the other, as a resident of Denmark simply passing through the UK, the true "country of delivery" might be considered Denmark? Paying VAT in the first country where the item enters the EU would for businesses usually be considered illegal, but does the personal use case here alter those circumstances?
So again: When returning to Denmark, will I have to declare it in customs?