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I travelled to China last week to see family and was stopped by customs and they removed several items which I had brought for gifts and told me I need to show the receipts to pay tax.

I’m ok with that, but and this is the whole point of this post. The next day I called them to arrange to go and show them and pay my duty and collect my things.

They told me I need to wait till March 2020. Surely this is wrong on so many levels.

Please can someone give me any advice?

  • Why wasn't it possible to pay duty directly? – life-on-mars Sep 24 at 19:32
  • They wanted the receipts for the goods to work out the tax – Paul1979 Sep 25 at 9:24
  • Can I ask what goods we're talking about here? – life-on-mars Sep 25 at 9:25
  • OP has not returned to clarify, putting on hold for now. – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Oct 22 at 23:53