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    Dear Friends,

    We would like to inform you about customs policies and fees in your countries. All the information is carefully accumulated below for your comfort. Please note, that we only introduce the data about the countries we ship to.

    • As you receive a parcel from our warehouse in China, you therefore ‘become’ the Importer – which means that you are liable for all import duties and other taxes that may appear.

    If your parcel is eligible for any customs charges, you will be contacted by the company, shipping the item to you when your package arrives in your country. Then the company will complete a customs declaration for you. When you retrieve the package, you will pay

    1. Customs duty
    2. VAT

    to the company who have completed your declaration.

    Other taxes that in rare cases would be applicable:

    1. Testing of the goods.
    2. Examining the imported goods

    It is best to determine what these charges will be before ordering, as the final price of the item may be much higher than what you initially expected.

    Customs fees depend on the laws of your country. In the majority of cases you are not required to pay any customs fees, as we don`t sell very expensive items.

    • Custom duty and VAT are counted using 2 main methods of assessment with which the amount of tax is calculated. It may vary from country to country. 2 main methods are
    1. FOB (free on board) - assessment method with which the amount of tax is calculated only on the value of imported goods (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs).
    2. CIF (cost, insurance and freight) - assessment method with which the amount of tax is calculated on the value of imported goods + insurance + shipping cost.
    • If you want to return goods that you have bought on the Internet in a country outside the EU, you can apply for a VAT and customs duty refund.

    Find out whether your parcel is eligible for paying any customs duties or VAT below.

    1. Countries- members of EU.

    Austria

    Assessment method-  FOB.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some items are not subject to customs duties (eg, books).

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=20% of the FOB.

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 20%.

    Parcels valued more then 150EUR are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    On the Austrian customs site is indicated that packages sent from private person to private, declared as "gift", for personal use with a maximum of 45EUR cost are not subject to any customs duties and VAT.

    Information taken from the site www.bmf.gv.at

    Belgium

    Assessment method-  FOB.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some electronic devices are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    21% of the FOB.

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 21%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Property, the carriage of which is prohibited by any law, regulation or statute of any federal, state or local government of any country to or through which the shipment may be carried.
    • Imitation and pirated products
    • Cotton seed
    • Ivory
    • Pornography

    Information taken from the site fiscus.fgov.be

    Bulgaria

    Assessment method-  FOB.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. 

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    20% of the FOB.

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 30BGN are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 20%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Croatia

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some electronic devices are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    25% of the (CIF+duty).


    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 20%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
    • Asbestos
    • Furs
    • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)

    Cyprus

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some electronic devices are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    19% of the (CIF+duty).


    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 17EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 19%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Imitation (replicas)
    • Banderols/tax stickers

     

    Czech Republic

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some electronic devices are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    21% of the (CIF+duty).


    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 21%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Denmark

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. 

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    25% of the (CIF+duty).


    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 80DKK are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 1150DKK are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 25%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Imitation and pirated products
    • Dangerous goods
    • Ivory
    • Pornography

    Estonia

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some electronic devices are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    20% of the (CIF+duty).


    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 21EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 20%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Asbestos
    • Cash letters (NI)
    • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
    • Furs
    • Ivory
    • Pornography
    • Precious metals & stones

    Finland

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    24% of the (CIF+duty).


    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 24%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Imitation and pirated products

    France

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    20% of the (CIF+duty).


    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 20%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

     

    Germany

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some items are not subject to customs duties (eg, books).

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    19% of the (CIF+duty).

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 19%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Imitation and pirated products
    • Imitation and pirated products, Swastika, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Brazil Nuts, Pistachios, Figs
    • Animal products
    • Animal skins
    • Asbestos
    • Ivory
    • Pornography
    • Precious metals & stones

     Information taken from the site www.zoll.de

    Greece

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some items are not subject to customs duties (eg, books).

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    24% of the (CIF+duty).

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 24%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Imitation (replicas)
    • Banderols/tax stickers

    Hungary

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some items are not subject to customs duties (eg, books).

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    27% of the (CIF+duty).

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to sales tax of 27%.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Asbestos
    • Banderols and stickers
    • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
    • Imitation (replica) firerarms, weapons, explosive devices and ammunition

    Information taken from the site en.nav.gov.hu

    Ireland

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Books, Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    13,5-23% of the (CIF+duty).

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Abortion Kits
    • Antiques
    • Asbestos
    • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
    • Furs
    • Imitation and pirated products
    • Ivory
    • Pornography
    • Milk, Diary Based products including Whey Protein

    Italy

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some electronic products are duty free.

    Sales tax (VAT)
    22% of the (CIF+duty).

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
    • Asbestos
    • Furs
    • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
    • Ivory

    Latvia

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Books, Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=21% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Drugs: prescription
    • Military equipment
    • Money orders (NI)
    • Pornography

    Lithuania

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Books, Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=21% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Luxembourg

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=17% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Antiques
    • Asbestos
    • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
    • Drugs: non-prescription
    • Furs
    • Ivory
    • Pornography

    Malta

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Books, Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=18% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Netherlands

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Books, Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=21% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
    • Asbestos
    • Furs
    • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
    • Medicines for private persons
    • Imitation and pirated products

    Poland

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some electronic goods are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=23% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Portugal

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Books, Laptops, CellPhones, Digital cameras and Video Game consoles are duty free

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=23% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
    • Asbestos
    • Furs
    • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
    • Imitation and pirated products
    • Pornography

    Slovakia 

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Books, Laptops, CellPhones, Digital cameras and Video Game consoles are duty free

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=20% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Antiques
    • Asbestos
    • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
    • Furs
    • Ivory
    • Pornography

    Slovenia

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%.  Average duty rate- 20%. 

    Electronic goods such as Books, Laptops, CellPhones, Digital cameras and Video Game consoles are duty free

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=22% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Spain

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 17%. Some electronic goods are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=21% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 22EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels with a FOB value up to 150EUR are not subject to customs duties, but subject to VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Prohibited items:

    • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
    • Asbestos
    • Furs
    • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
    • Drugs: non-prescription
    • Gambling devices
    • Imitation and pirated products
    • Melatonin
    • Playing cards
    • Pornography
    • Shark cartilage

    Sweden

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 48,5%. Average duty rate- 20%. Some electronic goods are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=25% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 1500SEK are not subject to customs duties.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and VAT taxes.

    As there is no threshold to VAT, it is payable irrespective of import value.

     

    Great Britain

    * Since March 2017, the UK has launched a process of withdrawal from the European Union, which will last 2 years.

    Assessment method- CIF = cost of goods + amount of insurance + shipping cost - a method of calculating of duties and taxes used by the customs service.

    Customs duty
    From 0 to 17%. Some goods are not subject to customs duties (for example books).

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    20%  of the (CIF+duties).

    Threshold for duty-free importation
    The packages with the FOB value (only the declared value of the items, excluding delivery and insurance) up to 15.00 GBP are not subject to customs duties or sales tax.

    Parcels with the value of FOB up to 135.00 GBP or with an estimated customs duty of up to 9 GBP are not subject to customs duties, but are subject to VAT sales tax.

    Postal items with a declared cost above 135 GBP are subject to customs duties and sales tax.

    Prohibited items:

    • Air guns, imitation or replica firearms, firearm parts and replica ammunition (includes rifle butts, trigger mechanisms, screws / bolts etc which are manufactured for the sole purpose of creating a functional firearm)
    • Antiques and works of art with a shipment value in excess of EUR 500,000
    • Banderols / Tax stickers with a shipment value in excess of EUR 500,000
    • Cigarettes and electronic cigarettes with a shipment value in excess of EUR 500,000.
    • Dangerous / hazardous goods including but not limited to perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, flammable substances, dry ice, biological substances, UN classified dangerous goods and any goods specified as such under International Air Transport Association regulations (“IATA”), the Agreement on Dangerous Goods by Road (“ADR”) or International Maritime Dangerous Goods (“IMDG”) regulations. Applicable to all shipments valued in excess of EUR 500,000
    • Financial and monetary commodities – examples include but are not limited to activated SIM cards for mobile phones, blank or activated credit or cash dispenser cards, blank cheques, event tickets, lottery tickets, money or postal orders, pre-paid phone cards, tickets (blank stock), travellers cheques, vouchers/tokens, unused stamps etc. Applicable to all shipments valued in excess of EUR 500,000
    • Furs
    • Jewellery and watches and with individual values in excess of EUR 5,000. The shipment must not exceed EUR 100,000

    If you think you are charged too much or returning your goods:

    Ask for a refund of VAT or Customs Duty if you:

    -return your goods

    -think you’ve been charged too much

    Download and fill in:

    form BOR 286 if Royal Mail or Parcelforce delivered the goods

    form C285 if a courier or freight company delivered the goods


    The information is taken from the website of the UK Customs: www.gov.uk/topic/personal-tax/income-tax

    2. Other European countries.

    Norway

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 25%.  Average duty rate- 1,06%.

    Some goods like books and electronic products like laptops can be imported free of duty.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=25% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    No Duty and VAT for CIF value less than or equal to NOK 350.00(excluding alcohol and tobacco products)

    Switzerland

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties

    Import duty is calculated based on the gross weight of the product. Average duty- 10CHF per applicable product.

    Some products can be imported duty-free (for example books, laptops and other electronic products).

    Gifts sent from private individuals living abroad to private individuals in Switzerland are duty-free up to a goods value of CHF 100.00.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    8% of the (CIF+duties).

    Threshold for duty-free importation

    Parcels with price CIF up to 62CHF are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Parcels valued above this value are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Russia

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 100%. Average duty rate- 7,8%.

    Imports with more 1000 EUR CIF cost and weighing more than 31 kg (per month) are subject to the 30% duty taxes, but not less than 4 € / kg.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=18% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with goods for personal use, with CIF cost less than 1000EUR and weighing less than 31 kg (both per calendar month) are not subject to any customs duty or VAT.

    Restricted goods for import:

    • Electronic means and (or) civilian high frequency devices, including built-in devices or devices that make part of other goods which import to the Customs Union are restricted.
    • Undercover surveillance and intelligence gathering equipment which import and export from the Customs Union is restricted;

    Turkey

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    0 to 145%. Average duty rate- 6,02%. Some electronic goods are duty free.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    VAT=18% of the (CIF+duty)

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels with price FOB (declared cost of goods without transport and insurance costs) up to 30EUR are not subject to customs duties or VAT sales tax.

    Israel

    CIF - The valuation method used by the Israeli Customs Service.

    Customs duty
    There is no clear information on the amount of customs duties. Israel's Customs apply the Duty taxes as they please.

    Sales tax(ST) or VAT
    17% of the amount of CIF and customs duties.

    Threshold for duty-free importation
    Parcels with the value of FOB (the declared value of the item, but excluding the cost of delivery and insurance) up to 75$ are exempt from payment of duties and taxes.

    Parcels with a FOB value of up to 500$ are not subject to customs duties, but are subject to a 17% sales tax.

    Customs website of Israel http://mof.gov.il/

    3. North America.

    Canada

    Assessment method- FOB.

    Customs duty
    0-35%. Average rate- 8,5%.

    Sales tax(GTS)
    GST: 5% of FOB, PST, HST

    In Canada there are three types of Sales Tax:

    1. GST
    2. PST
    3. HST

    Note: Commercial importers are subjected GST and Non commercial or Private importers are subjected to GST, PST or HST.

    The table below outlines the sales tax rates in the different provinces:

    Province

    Code

    Sales 
    tax type

    Provincial
    rate

    Combined effective rate

    Alberta

    AB

    GST

    0%

    5%

    British Columbia

    BC

    GST + PST

    7%

    12%

    Manitoba

    MB

    GST + PST

    8%

    13%

    New Brunswick

    NB

    HST

    10%

    15%

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    NL

    HST

    10%

    15%

    Northwest Territories

    NT

    GST

    0%

    5%

    Nova Scotia

    NS

    HST

    10%

    15%

    Nunavut

    NU

    GST

    0%

    5%

    Ontario

    ON

    HST

    8%

    13%

    Prince Edward Island

    PE

    GST + PST

    9%

    14%

    Quebec

    QC

    GST + QST

    9.975%

    14.975%

    Saskatchewan

    SK

    GST + PST

    5%

    10%

    Yukon

    YT

    GST

    0%

    5%


    On March 23, 2018, the Saskatchewan PST as raised from 5% to 6%.


    Threshold for duty-free importation
    Parcels with the value of FOB (the declared value of the item, but excluding the cost of delivery and insurance) up to CA 20$ are exempt from payment of duties and taxes.

    Postal items with a declared cost above CA 20$ are subject to customs duties and sales taxes.

    Applying for a refund of duty and taxes
    In case of overpayment of duty and taxes, the importer can apply for duty and tax refund refund of duty and taxes

    USA

    FOB - Valuation method used by the US Customs Service (the declared value of the package, excluding the cost of insurance and shipping).

    Customs duties
    0 to 37.5% of the FOB. With an average value of 5.63%.(Duty is not levied some electronic products)

    VAT sales tax and other fees

    Along with duty, imports may be subject to a Merchandise Processing Fee (is charged on formal and informal entries), Sales tax, and Federal Excise Tax (import of alcoholic beverages and tobacco), based on the imports and regulations.

    There are 50 Customs Territory in the U.S. below table provides Sales tax and Merchandise Processing Fee for each state:

    States Sales tax in % Merchandise Processing Fee
    Alabama 4 0.3464
    Alaska 0 0.3464
    Arizona 5.6 0.3464
    Arkansas 6.5 0.3464
    California 6 0.3464
    Colorado 2.9 0.3464
    Connecticut 6.35 0.3464
    Delaware 0 0.3464
    Florida 6 0.3464
    Georgia 4 0.3464
    Hawaii 4 0.3464
    Idaho 6 0.3464
    Illinois 6.25 0.3464
    Indiana 7 0.3464
    Iowa 6 0.3464
    Kansas 6.5 0.3464
    Kentucky 6 0.3464
    Louisiana 5 0.3464
    Maine 5.5 0.3464
    Maryland 6 0.3464
    Massachusetts 6.25 0.3464
    Michigan 6 0.3464
    Minnesota 6.875 0.3464
    Mississippi 7 0.3464
    Missouri 4.225 0.3464
    Montana 0 0.3464
    Nebraska 5.5 0.3464
    Nevada 4.6 0.3464
    New Hampshire 0 0.3464
    New Jersey 6.875 0.3464
    New Mexico 5.125 0.3464
    New York 4 0.3464
    North Carolina 4.75 0.3464
    North Dakota 5 0.3464
    Ohio 5.75 0.3464
    Oklahoma 4.5 0.3464
    Oregon 0 0.3464
    Pennsylvania 6 0.3464
    Rhode Island 7 0.3464
    South Carolina 6 0.3464
    South Dakota 4.5 0.3464
    Tennessee 7 0.3464
    Texas 6.25 0.3464
    Utah 4.7 0.3464
    Vermont 6 0.3464
    Virginia 4.3 0.3464
    Washington 4.75 0.3464
    West Virginia 6 0.3464
    Wisconsin 5 0.3464
    Wyoming 4 0.3464



    The threshold for the duty-free import
    If product value is less than US$800 then import is duty free.

    Information is taken from the website of the US Customs Service- www.cbp.gov/

    4. Australia, New Zealand.

    Australia

    FOB - rating method with which the amount of tax is calculated only on the value of imported goods.

    Customs duties
    From 0 to 10%. Some items are not subject to customs duties (for example, laptops and other electronic products).

    Sales tax (VAT)
    10% of the FOB.

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    Parcels up to 1000AUD (≈750.5USD) of the FOB are not subject to any customs duties or sales tax (VAT).

    Prohibited items:

    • Banderols/tax stickers
    • Bullion (of any precious metal)
    • Cash-like negotiable instruments in bearer form (except event tickets)
    • Complete firearms, ammunition, explosives and weapons
    • Firearm parts, including but not limited to, parts of imitation or replica firearms, parts of paint ball guns, parts of air guns, parts of BB guns, parts of toy guns and parts of water pistols
    • Firearm accessories, including but not limited to, ammunition of any type including replica ammunition, scopes, monopods, bipods, flashlights and bayonets
    • Human remains or ashes
    • Illegal goods
    • Imitation (replica) firearms, weapons, explosive devices or ammunition



    Information taken from the website of the Australian Customs www.border.gov.au

    New Zealand

    Assessment method- CIF.

    Customs duties
    From 0 to 15%. Average rate is 5,11%.

    Some items are not subject to customs duties (for example, laptops and other electronic products).

    Along with import duty, import goods are also subject to GST, IETF, ICTF and excise duty on some products.


    Sales tax (GST)
    15% of the (CIF+duty+other taxes)

    GST is calculated on the sum of the CIF value, any applicable duty, excise, ALAC (HPA) Levy, and HERA Levy.

    The threshold for the duty-free import
    No duty or other charges when the duty and tax payable is less than or equal to NZ$60.

    Prohibited items:

    • Banderols/tax stickers
    • Cash-like negotiable instruments in bearer form (except event tickets)
    • Imitation (replica) firearms, weapons, explosive devices or ammunition

    Hope we cleared it up a bit about customs fees. Have a pleasant shopping with us!:)