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Export Information

RM Frobisher have a transparent pricing policy which includes our export prices. Our prices include delivery within the European Union, EU. (Please contact us for the cost of shipping outside the EU.)

Our products are priced in UK pounds and converted to US Dollars ($) and Euros (€) at the prevailing exchange rate. You can purchase units in both USD or Euro on our website. If you would like a quotation in your currency please contact us and we will quote you in any currency and hold that price for sixty days.

VAT, Sales Tax and Duties

Value Added Tax (VAT)
As of July 1st 2016 RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd is not registered for VAT (currently 20% in the UK).

VAT does not have to be added to the sale price. Please note that this may change in the future.

Buyers outside the European Union cannot reclaim UK VAT on purchases from RM Frobisher as there is no UK VAT element.

UK Sales Tax (VAT)
The UK does not currently (July 2016) have a sales tax (other than VAT). The prices listed in our price list are the purchase price, there are no taxes to be added.
Local Sales Tax (Non EU EEA countries including Switzerland )
Our products are subject to local Sales Taxes (State and Federal sales tax (GST) in the USA). This is paid by the shipping company (UPS/TNT/FedEx/DHL) on your behalf. The shipping company will invoice you for the tax (and include an administration fee) after delivery. This is a local tax imposed by your government. You account for it in the same way as the tax on purchases from local companies as it is a local tax.
Export Duties
The UK does not currently impose duties on RM Frobisher’s products (July 2016).
Local Import Duties
Import duties may be imposed by your government/state on products supplied by RM Frobisher to you. Payment of any duties is the responsibility of the purchaser. Note: Some countries impose a surcharge on the exporter (payable by the exporter) for goods being shipped within its borders. If this is the case, we will invoice the buyer for the amount before shipping.

BREXIT: Information and Planning

	The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019, 00:00h (CET) ('the withdrawal date'). The United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'

During the implementation (transition) phase there are no changes to the Tax and Duty regime between the UK and the EU. Currently, June 2020, there is no information or agreement as to the trading relationship that will replace the current one on December 31st 2020.

From December 31st 2020

RM Frobisher currently export to the EU and worldwide. We have experience of shipping to ‘third countries’and have experience of exporting prior to the ‘Single Market’. After reviewing the information published by the UK and the EU RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd will:

  • Supply goods and services without UK VAT to all countries. EU member states will add VAT at their standard rate when the equipment is ‘landed’ in the destination country.
    This will mean:

    1. For VAT registered business this will make very little difference as they can reclaim the VAT. Our products have an import duty of zero percent, or
    2. Private individuals and organisations who are not VAT registered will have to pay the VAT levied by their state. (19% in Germany and 25% in Denmark etc.) This VAT is charged by your country – you will have to pay it. It is an additionl cost, RM Frobisher have no control over it.


  • Supply products without a mains power USB charger. Any locally purchased USB charger can be used with the TAR-3 and DFG-1. The RM Pro requires a 1A (5W) charger – most USB chargers can supply 1A. Laptop and PC USB ports may only be rated at 500mA. Check the rating of your equipment befor charging a RM Pro unit

As further information and guidance notes are published we will review the information here and update it as required. (January 2020)

Note Shipments to other countries may be affected by the their current trading relationship with the EU. If your country has a 'Free Trade Agreement' with the EU then the trading arrangements may change. The USA does not have a trade agreement with the EU and will be unaffected by the UK ending its membership of the EU.

Information from the UK government can be found HERE. Information published by the European Union can be found HERE

Shipping Conditions

RM Frobisher ship by Airfreight (UPS 3-4 day or similar) ‘Delivered at Place Unloaded’, DPU (To the agreed address) incoterms® 2020.

RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd will pack, arrange shipping (collection from our offices and delivery to your address), and insure the shipment against loss or damage. The buyer is responsible for local taxes and duties and charges made by the local shipper for ‘Landing’ the shipment. Please contact us for an explanation of the likely costs.


RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd ship products on Monday to the Middle East; Tuesday to Europe and the Americas; and on Wednesday to the UK this avoids products being in transit over the weekend – Friday, Saturday and, Sunday.

We can also ship products for with a guaranteed delivery day/time (at cost).

Packing Specifications

DFG-1 Magnetic Gradiometer
150cm x 50cm x 15cm, 8kg. Commodity and intrastat code 90158020
Destination Typical Cost
Australia £170
Canada / USA £90
China £130
Norway £110
United Arab Emirates £90 (+3 Days)
TAR-3 Resistance Meter (Full System)
92cm x 59cm x 8cm 3kg. Commodity and intrastat code 9030390000 and 66cm x 40cm x 22cm , 8kg

Shipping Costs (one to three plus days)

Destination Typical Cost
Australia £90
Canada/ USA £60
China £80
Norway £50
United Arab Emirates £60 +3 Days

Other slower, lower cost services may be available.

TAR-3 Resistance Meter (No frame)

66cm x 40cm x 22cm, 7kg. Commodity and intrastat code 9030390000

Destination Typical Cost
Australia £80
USA / Canada £40
Norway £50
United Arab Emirates £50

Note: Many shipping and transport companies charge by ‘Volumetric Weight’ which is based on the package’s volume or total weight. If arranging your own shipping or transport check the packed dimension before booking with your freight forwarders or shipping agents.

RM Frobisher's products are packed and ready for you

We can supply all of our products in timber packaging. Timber crates are supplied at extra cost. They cost more to ship and are made to order and have a lead time of 15 days. The timber is heat treated in accordance with International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures ISPM15 Regulations and is marked to prove heat treatment with an authorised Forestry Commission registration number.


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