Does anybody know whether military kit is subject to VAT. I ordered some Gucci pieces of Kit from the States - The new Infra Red Gerber Recon Torch, a Molle MTP Pouch for it, Some Glint Tape, Mag couplers and a few other bits and pieces. They are holding it at the post office for VAT and a "Clearance Fee". Question is this... Can I get away with not paying VAT on it as although it didn't get posted to a BFPO Address. I can waive my MOD 90 under their noses and prove that the kit is for military use.