The company says that they want tto charge me VAT, but my recollection is that mailing items to the USA are not subject to VAT.
Can anyone clear this up for me?
Import duty is 5%, VAT is 0%
Lots of people seem to mix up ID and VAT.
To be honest, I think that depends on the country. I know a lot of shops here in Europe will deduct VAT for foreign buyers...England is one country that immediately pops in my mind. But then again, I've also encountered web-shops there that won't deduct VAT. So is it strongly enforced? I don't know.
Take a look at this and see if it helps, just skimmed through it fast