is why it is no longer economic for us in the UK to order small ham radio accessories from the USA.
Look closely. The declared value is $30. The VAT is £2.72 - roughly $4.50, or 15% of the value. No problem there. But then there is the Royal Mail International Handling Fee, which is £8.00 ($13.20). So this $30 item ended up costing nearly $50, because we're charged three times the cost of the tax for the privilege of having it collected from us!
It's legalized robbery, isn't it?