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How Much Duty and VAT Should I Pay ?
Strongink / 2019-03-22

How Much Duty and VAT Should I Pay to Our Local Customs ?

 

Everyone buy something from foreign countries will concern about this problem. 

 Here we make this clear with a form.

 

Different country has different tariff threshold, if your item amount (not including shipping) is under the tariff threshold, you will not be charged VAT and duty.

Below calculation is based on standard shipping method( Shipped with DHL,TNT,FeDeX,EMS Etc.)

 The avg.VAT rate for our products is around 20%,  avg. Duty  rate is 3.5% , the rates are for most of the country.  they are not exact rate for below countries but they are a rough reference.

for example I'm from USA, I bought US$500 value items, I will not need to pay  any cost to USA local customs.

If I'm from UK, I bought US$50 value itmes, I need to pay, total taxesUS$11.75 =  VAT (US$50*20%) + DUTY(US$50*3.5%

Above calculation and below form is only for a reference,  whether your local custom will charge you or not and how much they will charge , it depends on your local customs.

Please note that not every shipment that value over the tariff threshold will be charged ,they just have chance to be charged.

 

Above cost seems very high for a small order, Can we pay lower duties or be free of taxes?

According to our experience, shipping with Postal Service can avoid much taxes, our Economic shipping method is using China Post, if you are from European countries or  from other countries which have low Tariff threshold, this shipping method will be perfect for you, it is a bit slow but which will save you much money.

Why shipping with Postal service can avoid taxes? Because when we ship the package with China Post, they give us choices of type of merchandise to make choose, they are gifts, samples or goods for commercial purpose? 95% parcels shipped as Gifts selection will make you be free of taxes or pay much lower cost charged by your local customs

So, if your order value is less than US$100, choosing to ship with China Post as gifts which will be free taxes or be charged much lower costs.

Can I place an larger order which is over US$100  and ship with China Post? Yes, we will help divide your parcel into two or three packages to follow the rules of postal services and help you to avoid high cost charged by your customs.

 

 

Country Tariff threshold
Singproe ≥300USD
Korea ≥150USD
Malaysia ≥120USD
Japan ≥92
America ≥800USD
Thailand ≥42USD
Vietnam ≥45USD
Australia ≥783USD
Mongolia ≥50USD
Russia ≥200Euro
Indonesia ≥50USD
India ≥150USD
Cambodia ≥300USD
Canada ≥15USD
Mexico ≥50USD
Myanmar ≥0
Brazil ≥0
United Arab Emirates ≥260USD
New Zealand ≥300USD
Bengal ≥0
Philippines 1000 Philippine pesos
United Kingdom ≥22Euro
Greece ≥22Euro
Netherlands
Belgium
France
Spain
Portugal
Luxembourg
Ireland
Malta
Cyprus
Finland
Bulgaria
Hungary
Lithuania
Latvia
Estonia
Croatia
Slovenia
Italy
Romania
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Austria
 
Denmark
Sweden
Poland
Germany