By law, sellers have to declare and pay taxes on income earned from eBay sales.
In some cases, you may also have to pay import charges. If your seller is using eBay's Global Shipping Program, all the logistical challenges of international.
Customs is a government agency responsible for regulating shipments out for international shipments, before you pay for and print a shipping label on eBay.
a service fee & any duty/tax collected on behalf of the importing country; the . It would appear to be a scam when a buyer in the UK finds, despite paying it.
Read our article on taxes and import charges for sellers from outside the US, you may have to pay duties and any applicable customs processing fees.
If you are looking at buying an item from a seller using the Global Shipping Program, then you pay all the Import fees, etc up front when you pay for the purchase.