- What is a Customs duty?
Customs Duty is a tariff or tax imposed on goods when transported across international borders. The purpose of Customs Duty is to protect each country's economy, residents, jobs, environment, etc., by controlling the flow of goods, especially restrictive and prohibited goods, into and out of the country.
Dutiable refers to articles on which Customs Duty may have to be paid. Each article has a specific duty rate, which is determined by a number of factors, including where you acquired the article, where it was made, and what it is made of.
Please note that if Customs duty (including consumption tax, replacement fee, etc.) is charged, the purchaser who is the recipient will be responsible for it.
- Does it always get taxed?
Follow the Customs policies of the Country/Region where your shipping destination is located, there are cases where Customs duties and consumption taxes are levied based on the total value of the article(s) and factors such as quantity, size, or weight.
Please note that will it be taxed or not all depends on local Customs, and we are not aware of all taxation details.
- How much does the Customs cost?
Each country/region has its own laws and regulations for Customs policies.
Unfortunately, we cannot inform you about Customs duty rate and whether taxes will be levied or not in advance. As for the products that can be imported by individuals, quantities, amounts, Customs and other related issues, please be sure to check the laws and local Customs policies regarding personal imports.
- What is Declared Value and VAT？Does your price include duties or VAT？
(1) What is Declared Value？
Declared value is the amount a shipper stated to the carrier that his shipment is worth.The value of the goods is declared for clearance at the port of entry. In case of any loss or damage to the shipment during transport, the carrier is liable to compensate the shipper on the basis of the declared value.
When importing goods, you need to declare the price of the goods to the customs, determine the taxation/exemption and tax rate in the customs, and pay the necessary taxes and fees such as customs duties to obtain an import license.
(2) What is VAT?
A value-added tax (VAT) is a consumption tax placed on a product whenever value is added at each stage of the supply chain, from production to the point of sale.
A VAT number, when used in the EU, means a VAT payer number that a company has registered with a government agency. To obtain a VAT number, VAT registration is required for each country/region.
(3) Does the price include duties or VAT？
The price of products does not include Customs duties or value-added tax. Only includes product prices, shipping costs and (product processing services) handling costs. If Customs duties or value-added taxes are levied, it is common to pay an additional fee to customs.
You may get some helpful information from the following web pages:
Customs Duty Information | U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
Taxation and Customs Union - European Commission:
VAT for e-commerce: