April 6th 2006

Import from China / Tax Information

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This blog post started out as an FAQ from Chinavasion about whether buyers from China end up paying import taxes. For the current FAQs on import taxes click here. This post is now a dedicated discussion thread about Customs and Import taxes in every country.

Read through the comments below for some experienced importers’ advice, and add your own real life examples!

292 comments...What do you think?

  1. Posted by Janaína 6th April, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Chinavasion -
    Did you know in Brazil we have to pay 60% of the invoice total when they come through customs?
    Brazilian customers need to know their tax ID number so the declaration can be put through OK.
    If you are a private person, you need to know your CPF number.
    Companies must state their CNPJ number.
    You can find out more information from the Brasil Federal Revenue Secretariat – SRP.
    English language web page, if you’re interested:
    http://www.receita.fazenda.gov.br/principal/Ingles/Versao2/default.htm

  2. Posted by Grenville 6th April, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    When shipping products to Australia it is the customers responsibility to pay any import duties or GST (as per Australian Tax Office) http://www.ato.gov.au/ however if the customer is buying the product as a gift, we can mark the customs documents accordingly, and generally NO import duties or GST will be charged.

  3. Posted by FILIPE 10th April, 2006 at 10:41 am

    hi!
    does anyone knows how much are the taxes to Portugal??

  4. Posted by Valerio 12th April, 2006 at 9:25 am

    Olá ChinaVasion.

    Aqui no Brasil temos que pagar 60% de imposto sobre o preço do ( produto + preço do transporte).

    Tem como enviar os produtos embalados com valor declarado de até 50 dólares e etiquetado como presente para pessoa física?

  5. Posted by Pedro 13th April, 2006 at 8:15 pm

    hi!
    does anyone knows how much are the taxes to Spain??

  6. Posted by Caio 14th April, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with 50usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?

  7. Posted by Jens 15th April, 2006 at 6:15 am

    Hello,
    does anybody know how much taxes I have to pay when ordering to Germany?

  8. Posted by Itamar cardoso 17th April, 2006 at 6:02 am

    Olá fis merda formatei o drive firmware do aparelho agora não consigo
    escutar musica e ver video. Help……Como posso fazer para recuperar o
    programa e restaurar meu MP4 PLAYER JADA J 05 1G

    Atenciosamente

    Itamar cardoso

  9. Posted by Israel Luciano 17th April, 2006 at 9:05 am

    Óla, tudo bem!!!
    Importações para o Brasil de até 50 dolares e enviados como presente para pessoa física fica livre de impostos, voces enviam desta forma? Como fazer o cadastro no site?

    Obrigado

  10. Posted by deysi salgado 18th April, 2006 at 7:41 am

    Does anyone know how much taxes and what other documentation is needed to import merchandise from China to Panama? Is it complicated?

    Thank You,

    Deysi

  11. Posted by alper CELIK 19th April, 2006 at 1:22 am

    Does any one know how much taxes and what other documentation is needed to import merchandise from China to Finland ?? Is it same for all EU members or changing from country to country ??

    Alper CELIK

  12. Posted by george 19th April, 2006 at 6:31 pm

    Here are some info sites recommended by eBay related to import tax etc:

    US Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department of Commerce
    http://www.bis.doc.gov/licensing/exportingbasics.htm

    World Customs Organization
    http://www.wcoomd.org/ie/index.html
    (horrible website by the way)

    UK – HM Revenue & Customs
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/

  13. Posted by Renzo 21st April, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    Hi, what is about of TLC between Chile and China, i think taxes are free..

    Regards

  14. Posted by NILO SANTOS 22nd April, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    Regarding your text below, can you make invoices with lower prices and add to the boxes to avoid excessive taxes? I want to resell by dropship from you, but taxes in Brazil is 60%!!!

    We want to help you on the import process.

    If you find out information about the import tax situation in your country, and you believe there are ways for you to minimize the taxes you have to pay (or eliminate the taxes altogether), WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOUR INSTRUCTIONS regarding labelling, packing, declarations, invoices, etc. Just tell us what you need.

  15. Posted by ELIZABETH LEITE DOS ANTOS 22nd April, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    OLÃ?
    AQUI NO BRASIL IMPORTAÇÕES ATE 50 DOLARES E ENVIADAS P/PESSOAS FISICAS COMO PRESENTE . FICA ISENTO DE IMPOSTO
    VOCES ENVIAM DESTA FORMA?

  16. Posted by dpatrock 22nd April, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    bonjour quelqu’un connaitrais les conditions des douanes pour impotation de produits chinois en france

    cordialement patrick

  17. Posted by Renzo 24th April, 2006 at 8:15 am

    Hi again, in chile if the invoice is minor to US 500, the taxes are free, btw if the invoice if major of US 500, we must pay a 6 and a 19 percent of price CIF, and make the operation with a forwarder agent

    regards

  18. Posted by Renzo 24th April, 2006 at 8:34 am

    question…: i can`t pay with my credit card, you explain in the website what some button jump the paypal option, but its not appear in my screen that button

    pls help

    pd: i dont know where put this question…sorry

  19. Posted by george 25th April, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Please take the advice on import taxes in this comments thread with a pinch of salt. It’s a discussion not formal advice! It’s always best to ask the experts/ authorities in your own country if you’re not an experienced importer.

    Remember, the more information you give to Chinavasion when you’re making your order, the better we can complete the process to help you with the import / tax process. Who knows, you might not have to pay anything if you know how!

    If you have questions about any aspects of the Chinavasion order process, you are welcome to submit a help email and it will be answered promptly:
    http://www.chinavasion.com/support/index.php?_m=tickets&_a=submit

  20. Posted by Ursula 25th April, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    Envio de mercadorias como presente, ate 50 dolares para o Brasil.
    Temos escritorio em Shanghai, China.

    Sinta-se livre para contactar,

    [email protected]

  21. Posted by george 27th April, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    Some more import tax information links for you all to check out:

    Excellent UK Royal Mail information page about exporting goods from the EU and importing into the UK, containing a lot of general information which would be useful for all Chinavasion’s buyers:
    http://www.royalmail.com/portal/pw/content2?catId=19300174&mediaId=21700413

    UK HM Customs & Revenue: Trade imports by post –
    http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_InfoGuides&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_CL_000204

    The US Harmonized Tariff Schedule: Gives codes for different categories of imported products -
    http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/bychapter/index.htm

  22. Posted by Carlos R. 6th May, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with less $50 usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?

    Regards

  23. Posted by Francisco 7th May, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    Hola, alguien me puede decir cuanto hay que pagar mas de impuestos, transporte, ectera de traer a españa productos de aqui. O alguna delegacion aqui en españa que tenga productos vuestros …

    Hello, somebody can say whatever to me is necessary to pay but of taxes, it transports, ectera to bring to Spain products of here. Or some delegation here in Spain that has products your…

  24. Posted by ALEXANDRE 8th May, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    OLA CHINAVASION! E UM GRANDE PRAZER CONTACTAR COM VOCE, MINHA PERGUNTA E IGUAL A DE TODOS DO BRASIL, TEM COMO MANDAR A MECADORIA COMO PRESENTE E VALOR ABAIXO DE $50 DOLARES? E COMO EU POSSO FAZER O PAGAMENTO? ACREDITO QUE O VALOR VAI SER UM POUCO ALTO PARA PODER PAGAR NO CARTÃO, EXISTE OUTRA MANEIRA? POR FAVOR ENTRE EM CONTATO. OBRIGADO. ALEXANDRE

  25. Posted by Kathy 9th May, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    Does anyone know how it works order from the U.S.
    This is all new to me. I do not have any idea about the taxes. I appreciate any feed back.

  26. Posted by Marcos 11th May, 2006 at 8:37 am

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with 50usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?

  27. Posted by Marc 11th May, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    Frais de douanes pour importation d’un téléphone chinois en France : 28€

  28. Posted by Spike 12th May, 2006 at 2:25 am

    Hi, i buy from chinavasion items for 400 euro, how much pay of tax for shipment in italy?? Thanks
    Regards

  29. Posted by Gustavo 12th May, 2006 at 4:22 am

    I will make the same question that all the brazilians are doing. Can u declare that the product is less than 50 dollars and that its a gift? thank you

  30. Posted by Rodrigo 12th May, 2006 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Chinavasion,
    My order #31739 has arrived Brazil and DHL delivered to me.

    All goods were tested and are working properlly.

    ….

    The goods were sent as samples with total value of U$50. DHL charged me about U$65 of Brazilian Taxes. The taxes paid were:
    Import duty: 60% over total price (goods and shipping).
    ICMS: 18% over the total after the import duty applied.
    Handling: + U$15

    It was very good to shop from Chinavasion, hope to buy more soon.

    Thank you,
    Rodrigo – Brazil

  31. Posted by ALEXANDRE 14th May, 2006 at 6:15 am

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with 50usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?

  32. Posted by Roger Baker 14th May, 2006 at 11:42 am

    For imports to the U.S.A., the important factor is the description of the goods and where it falls under the Harmonized Tarrif Schedule. Some times can sail through tax free – like MP4 players without a camera. If they have a camera feature, there is a tarrif.

    Read the HTS carefully and ask Rose to mark the outside of your package according to the HTS section, chapter, heading/subheading and suffix (you’ll need to provide that to her.)

    It works if you mark things properly. Some items will always have a tarrif into the U.S.A. (such as cameras). Learn the rules, they aren’t very hard.

    -Roger

  33. Posted by mohammed faramawy 14th May, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    Dear sir,
    I am fascinated with all products I see on your site”www.chinavasion.com”.
    But I find it very difficult to buy any one I need, so I hope you tell me an easy way to buy/import my needs from site.
    Thanks alot.
    ______WAIT YOUR REPLY…._________

  34. Posted by MorefeusDirect.com 14th May, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    can anyone be real specific aabout all the exstra charges that might incure by importing to the u.s.a. if inporting electronics and accessories, i.e. all vidio, audeo and accessories. if not where can i get this information?

    MorefeusDirect.com

  35. Posted by Rogério Canova 15th May, 2006 at 9:56 am

    Gostaria de saber se vocês mandam as encomendas para pessoas físicas, e com o valor menor que $50 e como presente

  36. Posted by pong 17th May, 2006 at 11:20 pm

    TO Sales

    We visit your website and just travel to HongKong Shenzhen already at lastmonth
    your product very intereting and We wlii import to thailand So We What to khow tax of your product when sent product to thailand already

    jkshopping thailand

  37. Posted by pong 17th May, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    We visit your website and just travel to HongKong Shenzhen already at lastmonth
    your product very intereting and We wlii import to thailand So We What to khow tax of your product when sent product to thailand already

    jkshopping thailand

  38. Posted by Henrimark 18th May, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    Hi. In the lines below I post the exact Brazilian Law about purchases made from foreign companies, including via internet. This is very important for the category ‘drop-shipping’, when we buy for others up to the amount of US$50,00. We could pay NO TAX if you can send goods for us like private person (not a company).

    SITE OF BRAZILIAN RECEIPT
    Application Importation of good for the post offices, company aerial or companies of courier, purchases also carried through for the InterNet. This regimen is applied, still, in the customs forwarding of gifts received from the exterior. This regimen if does not apply to the alcoholic beverage importation, the tobacco and the products of tobacco shop. Maximum value of the Goods to be Imported The Maximum value of the goods to be imported in this regimen is of USS 3.000,00 (three a thousand dollars American) Taxation 60% (sixty percent) on the value of the constant goods of the commercial invoice, increased of the costs of transport and the relative insurance to the transport, if will not have been enclosed in the price of the merchandise. In the case of use of airlines international Express (to courier), will be added the taxation of 18% of the ICMS; Obs.: When the remittance to contain gifts, the price will be the declared one, since that compatible with the prices practised in the market in relation the similar good; Taxation in the Importation of Software Softwares pays 60% (sixty percent) on the environment, if the value of the environment only to come discriminated separately in the Forma bill of sale Attention: Case the value of the environment is not discriminated in the Forma bill of sale the payment of the tax will fall again on the total value of the remittance. Exemptions Remittances in the total value of until USS 50,00 (fifty dollars American) do not pay taxes, since that the shipper and the addressee are physical people (gifts); Medicines, destined to the natural person, being that at the moment of the release of the medicine, the Health department demands the presentation of the medical prescription. books, periodicals and periodic printed matters in paper do not pay taxes (art. 150, VI, "d", of the Federal Constitution); Payment of the Tax In the hypothesis of use of the post offices, for good of until USS 500,00 the tax he will be paid at the moment of the withdrawal of the good, in the proper post office, without any customs formality. When the value of the postal remittance will be superior USS 500,00, the addressee will have to present Simplified Declaration of Importação (DSI) In the case of use of companies of express international transport, it carries the door (to courier), the payment of the tax is carried through by the company of courier to the SRF. Thus, when receiving the remittance, the value of the tax will be one of the parcels to be paid to the company; Obs.: In the postal remittances the interested party will be able to opt to the normal taxation. For this he must inquire itself at the moment of the withdrawal of the good in the post offices. In the hypothesis of use of aerial company of regular transport the addressee will have to present the DSI being able to opt to the normal taxation.

  39. Posted by tio kaszas 19th May, 2006 at 10:33 am

    hi! i am from Brazil, and as well all the other brazilian costumers here, i need to know if you cant send to me, when i make my order with CHINAINVASION, a fiscal note with the final price declared as 50 USD and like a GIFT by a not-fiscal person (fisical – not juridical or business co.) toi another phisical (private) person . Is it possible?! i am waiting for your answer.

    Ps: i enjoy this comment to alert another brazilians costumers that bank transfers here from Brazil to HK with the HSBC bank is taxed into 30 USD – no depends the value transfered. see ya!

  40. Posted by Donna 21st May, 2006 at 8:46 pm

    Hi, Can anybody tell me what the g.s.t and tax’s are to import to Australia. And any feedback that may save some dollars when importing from china.
    Thank you

  41. Posted by Alexander Jhon P. 28th May, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    Hi, does anyone now how i can import in Italy without complications?
    Thanks

  42. Posted by john 29th May, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    hi!
    does anyone knows how much are the taxes to Greece??

  43. Posted by Bráulio 29th May, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with 50usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?
    And can I pay for in two or more times, because I will pay not cheep in my currency

  44. Posted by Michael 31st May, 2006 at 1:38 am

    This is for German customers who are interested in the tax situation:
    I orderer items from Chinavasion for about 80 EUR and had to pay additional 36 EUR for tax upon receiving the order. Since there was no bill, etc. on the box, I guess this is a standard amount you have to pay, regardless the quantity of items you import.

  45. Posted by george 31st May, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    More on this “Import From China Taxes” topic at Google Groups:
    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.wholesale/browse_thread/thread/801ee6977b8a73ca/be0c2dbb690d56ca

    You can search for other discsussions around this tax topic on Google Groups:
    http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=import+taxes+china&qt_s=Search

  46. Posted by Ben 1st June, 2006 at 8:06 am

    Taxes for Mexico are 17% of product and shipping on items over the minimum most of the year is $50 US dollars.Most of the companies that deliver (DHL, UPS) handle the taxes they will let you know when you get the products so you pay them the taxes.

    All this information is based on experience and only include electronic goods.

  47. Posted by george 1st June, 2006 at 1:53 pm

    http://www.receita.fazenda.gov.br/Grupo1/Aduana.asp
    http://www.receita.fazenda.gov.br/aduana/rts.htm#Valor%20Máximo%20dos%20Bens%20a%20serem%20Importados

    Application

    Importation of good for the post offices, company aerial or companies of courier, purchases also carried through for the InterNet.
    This regimen is applied, still, in the customs forwarding of gifts received from the exterior.
    This regimen if does not apply to the alcoholic beverage importation, the tobacco and the products of tobacco shop.

    Maximum value of the Goods to be Imported

    The Maximum value of the goods to be imported in this regimen is of USS 3.000,00 (three a thousand dollars American)

    Taxation

    60% (sixty percent) on the value of the constant goods of the commercial invoice, increased of the costs of transport and the relative insurance to the transport, if will not have been enclosed in the price of the merchandise.
    In the case of use of airlines international Express (to courier), will be added the taxation of 18% of the ICMS;
    Obs.: When the remittance to contain gifts, the price will be the declared one, since that compatible with the prices practised in the market in relation the similar good;

    Taxation in the Importation of Software

    Softwares pays 60% (sixty percent) on the environment, if the value of the environment only to come discriminated separately in the Forma bill of sale

    Attention:
    Case the value of the environment is not discriminated in the Forma bill of sale the payment of the tax will fall again on the total value of the remittance.

    Exemptions

    a. Remittances in the total value of until USS 50,00 (fifty dollars American) do not pay taxes, since that the shipper and the addressee are physical people (gifts);
    b. Medicines, destined to the natural person, being that at the moment of the release of the medicine, the Health department demands the presentation of the medical prescription.
    c. books, periodicals and periodic printed matters in paper do not pay taxes (art. 150, VI, “d”, of the Federal Constitution);

    Payment of the Tax

    In the hypothesis of use of the post offices, for good of until USS 500,00 the tax he will be paid at the moment of the withdrawal of the good, in the proper post office, without any customs formality.
    When the value of the postal remittance will be superior USS 500,00, the addressee will have to present Simplified Declaration of Importação (DSI)

    In the case of use of companies of express international transport, it carries the door (to courier), the payment of the tax is carried through by the company of courier to the SRF. Thus, when receiving the remittance, the value of the tax will be one of the parcels to be paid to the company;

    Attention: In the postal remittances the interested party will be able to opt to the normal taxation.
    For this he must inquire itself at the moment of the withdrawal of the good in the post offices. In the hypothesis of use of aerial company of regular transport the addressee will have to present the DSI being able to opt to the normal taxation.

    Legal base

    Decree 2498/98 Art. 20.do Decree 2498/98

    It would carry of the Secretary of the Treasury 156/99

    Normative instruction SRF Nº 096, of 04/08/1999

  48. Posted by george 1st June, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    Submitted by Andrew from Switzerland:

    Noch keine Steuern auf MP3-Player
    http://www.stegcomputer.ch/de/news/2006/suisagebuehren.php

  49. Posted by Bakhshawer Nayyer 3rd June, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    Please let me know the duties and GST for computer products or components imported to Australia from China.I heard if the Invoice amount is less than AUD1000,,,no duties or GST levied.Please comment!!!

  50. Posted by Daniella 6th June, 2006 at 4:39 am

    I am Canadian,
    and would like to know if anyone knows about the taxes for Canada. THANKS A LOT

  51. Posted by Rodrigo 7th June, 2006 at 9:14 am

    Acabou de chegar um celular MTK W800.

    O Chinavasion foi perfeito, a entrega ocorreu em exatos 12 dias do pedido.

    O aparelho chegou perfeito e funcionando.

    O único problema é que no Brasil a taxa de imprtação não é só de 60%, é de 60% + 18% (ICMS quando vem por empresa de currier), isso sobre o transporte + produto. No fim tive que pagar praticamente 100% de impostos e taxas (A FEDEX ainda cobrou uma taxa de “desembaraço anduaneiro” de 23,00).

    Se o Chinavasion exportasse pelo correio comum demoraria mais e teria mais risco, porém, o valor do produto seria por metade do preço!

    Mesmo assim foi uma ótima compra!

  52. Posted by Rajeev 14th June, 2006 at 8:32 am

    Does anyone know the import taxes for consumer products available in this http://www.chinavasion.com to be imported to SRI LANKA.

  53. Posted by Ã?lison 15th June, 2006 at 3:15 am

    Hello, would like to know the taxes for Portugal… HERE IN Portugal IMPORTATION IT TIES 50 euros AND ENVOY FOR PEOPLE FISICAS AS PRESENT. HE IS EXEMPT OF TAX VOCES SEND IN SUCH A WAY?

    Olá, gostaria de saber as taxas para portugal… AQUI EM PORTUGAL IMPORTAÇÕES ATE 50 euros E ENVIADAS PARA PESSOAS FISICAS COMO PRESENTE . FICA ISENTO DE IMPOSTO VOCES ENVIAM DESTA FORMA?

  54. Posted by Ã?lison 15th June, 2006 at 3:38 am

    It wants to say, you know as I can minimize the taxes for Portugal? It has some thing that you can make for me?

    Quer dizer, sabem como posso minimizar os impostos para portugal? Há alguma coisa que poçam fazer por mim?

  55. Posted by Ulf Fagerström 16th June, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    Hi, in sweden you have to pay about 35 % custom fee , this is including the shipping cost.

    If your package is marked “gift box” when the product arrive to sweden you dont have to pay taxes.

  56. Posted by Ken Robert 16th June, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with less $50 usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?

  57. Posted by Valentijn Polder 18th June, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    In The Netherlands(Holland) the import taxes are around 30% but when it is marked as a gift and contains a birthday card or something like that it will most likely be free that is what i heard further it is not always that you have to pay import taxes :s and i believe below a certain amount, it is also free

  58. Posted by Gökhan 20th June, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    hi i am from turkey does anyone who can tell me the exact process and the tax options in turkey when importing goods from china?
    pls help me

  59. Posted by Enviamos Pro Brasil - Da forma correta - para evitar Impostos 24th June, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Compradores Brasileiros, enviamos produtos de forma e evitar imposto de importação.
    Caso seja do vosso interesse entre em contato.
    [email protected]

  60. Posted by anthony 24th June, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    Hi is anybody from england using this site on here. if so could you email me with how much tax etc, and what you think of the site before i place an order cheers guys [email protected]

  61. Posted by Robert 25th June, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    You have to pay Taxes and dutys for thing comming into the country unless you are a regestered Bussiness and Have a Tax licence then you collect the taxes from your customers on your selling price and send them to the Gov. concerned

  62. Posted by george 26th June, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    Feedback from Luca, a Chinavasion customer:

    Hello from Italy,
    All items shipped to Italy, are subject to IVA(VAT) and import duties.
    But under $30, there isn’t IVA and duties to pay, so the best way, is to declare a value under $30 or declare under 45$ and mark it as “GIFT”!!!
    But some time, the customs open your package, and if the value declared is too low respect the real items values,they charge IVA and import duties, in reference of the real value of the object!!!
    In order to avoid this problem, chinavision can put into the package a paypal invoice that show the same value printed into package!!! My suggestion is to create a standard Paypal invoice for all italian customers with a value under $30/45,and put this one in all packages shipped to italy, in order to avoid any problems and delays.

    I hope that this ticket can be useful for you and for all your Italian customers included me!!! ^_^

    Let me know!

    Regards,
    Luca

  63. Posted by Andy 26th June, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    With most countries if the item is declared as a “gift” there are NO import duties what so ever, iknow this is true for UK and Australia and have been told its the same for all EU countries + USA & Canada. Of course this would be illegal if the item wasnt a gift…

  64. Posted by kath 28th June, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    Hi I think there is a threshold of 36 GBP in the UK when an item is declared as a gift. Above that the taxes are added. I think at 14% Import Tax and 17.5% VAT respectively. Therefore you will need to declare the cost at no more than this. Hope this helps.

  65. Posted by Darko 4th July, 2006 at 9:03 pm

    Hello I m from Slovenia,

    All items shipped to Slovenia, are subject to DDV(VAT) and import duties.
    But under 22 eur there isn’t DDV and duties to pay, so the best way, is to declare a value under 22 EUR or declare and mark it as “GIFT�!!!

    But some time, the customs open your package, and if the value declared is too low respect the real items values,they charge DDV and import duties, in reference of the real value of the object!!!
    In order to avoid this problem, chinavision can put into the package a paypal invoice that show the same value printed into package!!! My suggestion is to create a standard Paypal invoice for all slovenian customers with a value under 22 EUR,and put this one in all packages shipped to Slovenia, in order to avoid any problems and delays.

  66. Posted by Xavier 6th July, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    Hi, The best way to import to Ecuador MP3 Player, MP4 Player or USB Mem is declare as a Cumputer Parts. With this you can help us a lot.

  67. Posted by sergio 6th July, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    Comprei um auto radio por 165,00 € + despesas vossas (43,00 €) e pagei de taxas 192,00 €. gostaria de saber se há alguma forma de não pagar taxas. para portugal.

  68. Posted by Adry 7th July, 2006 at 3:08 am

    Hi, I received five mp4 player.
    To Italy I payed the duty tax and vat.
    I payed 40 euros.

    FORZA AZZURRI

  69. Posted by Luca 8th July, 2006 at 5:52 am

    Hi Luca,

    I am from Italy as well; could you please contact me ?
    I have some question about italy custom declaration
    [email protected]

  70. Posted by George 8th July, 2006 at 10:08 pm

    Hi. In the lines below I post the exact Brazilian Law about purchases made from foreign companies, including via internet. This is very important for the category ‘drop-shipping’, when we buy for others up to the amount of US$50,00. We could pay NO TAX if you can send goods for us like private person (not a company).

    SITE OF BRAZILIAN RECEIPT
    Application Importation of good for the post offices, company aerial or companies of courier, purchases also carried through for the InterNet. This regimen is applied, still, in the customs forwarding of gifts received from the exterior. This regimen if does not apply to the alcoholic beverage importation, the tobacco and the products of tobacco shop. Maximum value of the Goods to be Imported The Maximum value of the goods to be imported in this regimen is of USS 3.000,00 (three a thousand dollars American) Taxation 60% (sixty percent) on the value of the constant goods of the commercial invoice, increased of the costs of transport and the relative insurance to the transport, if will not have been enclosed in the price of the merchandise. In the case of use of airlines international Express (to courier), will be added the taxation of 18% of the ICMS; Obs.: When the remittance to contain gifts, the price will be the declared one, since that compatible with the prices practised in the market in relation the similar good; Taxation in the Importation of Software Softwares pays 60% (sixty percent) on the environment, if the value of the environment only to come discriminated separately in the Forma bill of sale Attention: Case the value of the environment is not discriminated in the Forma bill of sale the payment of the tax will fall again on the total value of the remittance. Exemptions Remittances in the total value of until USS 50,00 (fifty dollars American) do not pay taxes, since that the shipper and the addressee are physical people (gifts); Medicines, destined to the natural person, being that at the moment of the release of the medicine, the Health department demands the presentation of the medical prescription. books, periodicals and periodic printed matters in paper do not pay taxes (art. 150, VI, “d”, of the Federal Constitution); Payment of the Tax In the hypothesis of use of the post offices, for good of until USS 500,00 the tax he will be paid at the moment of the withdrawal of the good, in the proper post office, without any customs formality. When the value of the postal remittance will be superior USS 500,00, the addressee will have to present Simplified Declaration of Importação (DSI) In the case of use of companies of express international transport, it carries the door (to courier), the payment of the tax is carried through by the company of courier to the SRF. Thus, when receiving the remittance, the value of the tax will be one of the parcels to be paid to the company; Obs.: In the postal remittances the interested party will be able to opt to the normal taxation. For this he must inquire itself at the moment of the withdrawal of the good in the post offices. In the hypothesis of use of aerial company of regular transport the addressee will have to present the DSI being able to opt to the normal taxation.

  71. Posted by Fay 9th July, 2006 at 1:16 am

    Hi I’m from holland(the netherlands)and was wondering if anyone has had experience with shipping goods to holland from China? How much Tax do you have to pay and can you do anything to avoid paying tax?

  72. Posted by uberlan 10th July, 2006 at 12:06 am

    olá, eu preciso de alguem que me ajude a comprar os produtos direto da china sem imposto ou com o imposto bem menor dos que são cobrados, aguardo algum contato, obrigado!

  73. Posted by uberlan 10th July, 2006 at 12:08 am

    aguardo algum contato msn:[email protected]

  74. Posted by Gerson 12th July, 2006 at 7:04 am

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with 50usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?

    At. Gerson

  75. Posted by sweetlulu 13th July, 2006 at 1:05 am

    hy,
    i live in CURACAO (netherlands antilles).Does somebody know how are the taxes to send a camera to CURACAO?
    PLEASE LET ME KNOW. YOU CAN MAIL ME TO [email protected]

    thanks.

  76. Posted by Tany 15th July, 2006 at 1:19 am

    Olá, alguém me pode dizer como posso fazer para reduzir ou evitar o pagamento de taxas de importação em Portugal ? Obrigado!

  77. Posted by july maria granado 17th July, 2006 at 4:36 am

    do you send with a lower invoice 10% the total… because up 50 $us in my country there are to many and very costly papers

  78. Posted by Davide Lemma 19th July, 2006 at 9:28 pm

    Hi, I’m Davide,
    for all living in italy our custom is really strict.

    They apply IVA (20%) plus if declared or verified value is over 50$ they apply variable tax from 4% to 16%, plus 5,5Eu of custom “service”… too bad… in summary, for example for a product that here costs 100$ you pay more:

    20% of 100Eu + ship cost (let’s say 20Eu) = 24Eu
    +
    5,5Eu for custom costs (just a way to stole something more… thanks to PosteItaliane)
    + a variable import tax (from 4% to 16%) of the total amount.

    note: if declared amount is not over 50$ custom won’t apply extra tax (4-16%), but if they open your package and they verify that value is over 50$ they will apply the max value (16%) for false declaration.

    anyway you’ve to add at least 30% more of the total amount (product value exposed here + shipment).

    is it still a good price? not so much if you think that warranty is a pain :)

    bye,
    Davide

    PS: I’ve yet bought here and probably I’ll buy again, until now is the best dropship ever tried (and I’ve tried a lot… )

  79. Posted by Ariovaldo 21st July, 2006 at 7:03 am

    Hi Chinavasion,

    My order has arrived Brazil and Fedex delivered to me in only six days after sent from China.

    All goods were tested and are working properlly and Chinavasion help me in order to minimize taxes.

    The goods were sent with total value of U$40 and
    Fedex charged me about of Brazilian Taxes.

    The taxes paid were:
    Import duty: 60% over total of invoice price
    State Tax( ICMS): 18% over the total after the import duty applied.
    FedexCustom Service: + U$12

    It was very good to shop from Chinavasion, hope to buy more soon.

    Thank you,

    Ariovaldo – Brazil

  80. Posted by artie 21st July, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Chinavision. There is anybody that knows how much in taxes and what other documentation is needed to import merchandise from China to Ecuador (South America).Is it complicated?Thank you for your help.
    Artie-Ecuador.

  81. Posted by REnato LIma 24th July, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    “Bom dia!! Gostaria de saber como eu faço para enviar o produto direto para meu cliente exemplo: Mp3 e Mp4? Eu não o vi esta opção na hora de fazer as compras em cadastrar o meu cliente? O tambem não vi o nemero da conta de você no banco HSBC?

    Espero resposta

    att,
    Renato LIma

  82. Posted by george 25th July, 2006 at 7:26 pm

    Feedback from Chinavasion Customer Dorian:

    _____________________________
    Posted on 20 Jul 2006 08:00 PM
    Order feedback

    I chose the DHL shipping option and did not have the Harmonized Tariff number for my five 1GB mp4 players. The box was inspected, and the package opened. It was not held or delayed in the customs clearing house. For new U.S.A. customers that wish to check if there will be a tariff on MP3 and MP4 players, I recommend they look in section 8527 of the U.S.A. Harmonized Tariff System.

    Also, please post something on your website that states whether freight insurance is an option since everything appears to be F.O.B. and the buyer assumes all of the risk.
    _____________________________

    Note from Chinavasion:
    All courier deliveries are insured. That is why it’s important to sign for the package to complete the tracking sequence. This is also why we need to request delivery phone numbers for dropship orders.
    If a shipment is lost, Chinavasion will help to resolve the issue with the customer and the courier.
    Please note if you request that the value of the goods is understated to help with tax, this also reduces the amount the goods are insured for… ;)

  83. Posted by christian 28th July, 2006 at 8:12 am

    Somebody knows about the imports to ECUADOR ………Thanks

  84. Posted by Jomark 30th July, 2006 at 9:15 pm

    Any info on Philippine taxes?

  85. Posted by Symon 31st July, 2006 at 12:31 am

    Hi,
    Importations to Brasil of even 50 dolars are sended as present(gift) to person fhisic stay free of importation taxes. Can you send in this way? how to do the registration in the site?

    thank you

  86. Posted by Sylvain 31st July, 2006 at 7:44 am

    FOR CANADA

    Postal Program — Duty-free and tax-exempt importations
    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) can examine any item that comes into Canada by mail.

    You may have to pay duty, the goods and services tax (GST) or harmonized sales tax (HST), and provincial sales tax (PST) on items mailed to you. This depends on:

    the item’s value in Canadian dollars
    whether or not it is a gift.

    Value in Canadian dollars

    If someone mails you an item worth $20 CAN or less, you don’t have to pay duty or tax on the item (see D8-2-2 for details).

    If the item is worth more than $20 CAN, you must pay the applicable duty, the GST or HST, and any PST on the item’s full value (see D8-2-2 for details).

    Some items do not qualify for the $20 CAN exemption:

    tobacco
    books
    periodicals
    magazines
    alcoholic beverages
    goods ordered through a Canadian post office box or intermediary

    Items that qualify as a “gift”

    For an item to qualify as a “gift”, another person must send it to you personally and must include a card or other notice indicating that it’s a gift.

    If you receive an imported gift by mail and it’s worth $60 CAN or less, you don’t have to pay duty or tax.
    If the gift is worth more than $60, you must pay duty and tax on the amount over $60 CAN.
    For example, if a relative sends you a gift worth $200 CAN, you must pay the applicable duty, the GST or HST, and any PST on $140 CAN.
    Please note:

    The $60 CAN gift exemption does not apply to:
    goods such as tobacco, alcoholic beverages, or advertising material
    items sent by a business, company, or association.
    As well, the $60 CAN exemption that’s available on gifts cannot be combined with the $20 CAN exemption that’s available on all items

  87. Posted by Alan Long 3rd August, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    Does anybody know what taxes I have to pay in California, USA? Thank You

    Alan Long
    Sunshine Industries

  88. Posted by Charles 4th August, 2006 at 11:09 am

    Hello fellow business people.

    Re Australian Importing. In our import regulation, you can import goods up to the value of $1,000 Aust including postage duty free. So some goods it is better to send single items or mixed items of value, then post a second batch.

    Recently though I purchased some items from China through Ebay. The items cost $27 Aust but ther seller wanted $128 US to ship then. I paid but I am now checking my personal contacts in China to see the real cost of Post/ Air Mail etc verses UPS or Fedex to avoid ripoffs.

    I am new to this business and trying my luck. From what I see so far happy but still have not purchased anything. I am going to start travelling to China soon and will be visiting this office as I know the address. Then I will decide if it is worth the time & trouble verses profit to be made?

    Anyone who has personal experience I would like to hear it thanks. Good luck to us all. Charles in Sydney

  89. Posted by Luca 7th August, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    In Italy customs duty is variable (0-14%), VAT is 20%.
    Yoy pay customs duty for the total price (item+shipping), than you have to add VAT 20%….. Very cheap!

    How can I resolve the problem?: custom declaration “GIFT”, value

  90. Posted by fg 8th August, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Does anyone know the duties when importing mp3 players to the usa?

  91. Posted by Luca 9th August, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    Customs duty and VAT in Italy for imported items:

    - NO CUSTOMS DUTY if value

  92. Posted by LEVI C. MUNIZ 11th August, 2006 at 3:53 am

    Bom dia !

    Questionamentos sobre envio do produto e impostos:

    1- Tudo o que é enviado ao Brasil por encomenda expressa (FEDEX, DHL,etc) é cobrado imposto (imposto de importação, ICMS e taxa de despacho aduaneiro), independente do valor ou se é “presente�.

    Então, existe a possibilidade de mandar a mercadoria pelo sistema de correio tradicional da China, ao Brasil? Sem ser por via expressa(FEDEX,DHL,etc)?

    2- Caso não haja esta possibilidade, somente não será taxada caso venha escrito na embalagem como sendo LIVROS, REVISTAS ou DOCUMENTOS, se vier descrito assim estará ISENTO de impostos.

    Exemplo: em vez de escrito “mp3 player� escrever “documentos�.

    Vocês podem mandar descrito assim na embalagem?

    3- Também gostaria que vocês não mandassem escrito como remetente a Chinavision, mas um nome de uma pessoa qualquer (como se fosse um pessoa física enviando a mercadoria).

    Pode ser feito assim ?

    Somente com estes parâmetros é que conseguiremos manter futuras negociações de grande porte!

    Atenciosamente

  93. Posted by Adilson Oliveira 27th August, 2006 at 7:27 am

    Boa Noite!

    1-Tudo o que é enviado ao Brasil por encomenda expressa (FEDEX,DHL,etc) é cobrado imposto (imposto de importação, ICMS e Taxa de despacho aduaneiro), independente do valor ou se é presente.

    Então ,existe a possibilidade de mandar a mercadoria que comprei MP4 o valor inferior a $50,00 e pelo sistema tradicional da China ,ao Brasil ? Sem ser por via expressa (FEDEX,DHL,etc)? O imposto aqui no Brasil é muito alto 60% etc.. .

    2- A possibilidade de isenção somente não será taxada caso venha escrito na embalagem como sendo LIVROS, REVISTAS OU DOCUMENTOS, se vier assim estará ISENTO de impostos.

    Exemplo: em vez de escrito ” mp4 player escrever ” documentos.

    Vocês podem mandar descrito assim na embalagem?

    3- Também gostaria que vocês não mandassem escrito como remetente a Chinavision, mas um nome de uma pessoa qualquer (como se fosse uma pessoa física enviando a mercadoria ).

    Pode se feito assim?

    Somente assim, que vou depositar a quantia da mercadoria que comprei.

    Anteciosamente.

  94. Posted by Sérgio Lopes do Rêgo 28th August, 2006 at 11:53 am

    Hello, here in Brazil the rules of importing are enough strict, we should pay 60% of rate for acquire a product in another country.

    To only solution would be send the product as present and declare in the invoice a lower value to the $ 50,00 (fifty dolares). Of that form would not have collection of the imposed customs officer.

    Please, if it will go possible carry out the sale in these we will have favor orient as proceed.

    Grateful: Sérgio Lopes.

  95. Posted by Freddie 28th August, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    Hi
    Does anyone know about the import duties etc for the United Kingdom?
    I am awaiting a package now and hopefully I wont have to pay as it is only a small shipment.
    Fingers crossed but replies very welcome.

    Thanks

  96. Posted by Carlos R. 29th August, 2006 at 11:07 am

    Boa Noite!

    1-Tudo o que é enviado ao Brasil por encomenda expressa (FEDEX,DHL,etc) é cobrado imposto (imposto de importação, ICMS e Taxa de despacho aduaneiro), independente do valor ou se é presente.

    Então ,existe a possibilidade de mandar a mercadoria que comprei MP4 o valor inferior a $50,00 e pelo sistema tradicional da China ,ao Brasil ? Sem ser por via expressa (FEDEX,DHL,etc)? O imposto aqui no Brasil é muito alto 60% etc.. .

    2- A possibilidade de isenção somente não será taxada caso venha escrito na embalagem como sendo LIVROS, REVISTAS OU DOCUMENTOS, se vier assim estará ISENTO de impostos.

    Exemplo: em vez de escrito � mp4 player escrever � documentos.

    Vocês podem mandar descrito assim na embalagem?

    3- Também gostaria que vocês não mandassem escrito como remetente a Chinavision, mas um nome de uma pessoa qualquer (como se fosse uma pessoa física enviando a mercadoria ).

    Pode se feito assim?

    Gostaria de comprar um Mp4 de 2G desta forma.

  97. Posted by Bjorn 30th August, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    Taxes for Norway.
    There is a personal limit for import. NOK 200,- ( at time: $31.85 ) Amount over that limit is 25% tax.
    Iff you send as a gift, I think the tax is 0%.
    Take care!
    Bjorn

  98. Posted by Carlos R. 30th August, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with less $50 usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?

  99. Posted by Michael Milano 31st August, 2006 at 5:49 am

    Hi
    MP3 player in the uk have a duty tax of 2% plus standard vat 17.5%

    Digital Camera’s are free of duty tax just add standard vat 17.5%

    hope this helps

  100. Posted by Sylvain 1st September, 2006 at 10:03 am

    CANADA

    hi! imported 1 radio
    value was 210$us (not realy but…) and paid 40$canadian in tax!!! :D

    the only thing is DON’T USE DHL they realy but i mean REALY suck
    my parcel was held up for 2 days then try to deliver but never saw the guy then parcel was mark as wrong address then i try to tell them that the address was in fact Good but the next day they did not try to deliver.. at they end i had to drive almost a hour to go and get it my self , and waited half a hour so they can find the parcel cuzz they add lost it … anyway next time it’s UPS or Fedex

  101. Posted by Alain 3rd September, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    Hi,

    Does anyone knows the import taxes with dhl for goods from china too Belgium.
    I’m talking about MP4 players….
    Thanks for your information

  102. Posted by Thiago 4th September, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    Boa Noite!

    1-Tudo o que é enviado ao Brasil por encomenda expressa (FEDEX,DHL,etc) é cobrado imposto (imposto de importação, ICMS e Taxa de despacho aduaneiro), independente do valor ou se é presente.

    Então ,existe a possibilidade de mandar a mercadoria que comprei o valor inferior a $50,00 e pelo sistema tradicional da China ,ao Brasil ? Sem ser por via expressa (FEDEX,DHL,etc)? O imposto aqui no Brasil é muito alto 60% etc.. .

    2- A possibilidade de isenção somente não será taxada caso venha escrito na embalagem como sendo LIVROS, REVISTAS OU DOCUMENTOS, se vier assim estará ISENTO de impostos.

    Exemplo: em vez de escrito â€? mp4 player” escrever documentos.

    Vocês podem mandar descrito assim na embalagem?

    3- Também gostaria que vocês não mandassem escrito como remetente a Chinavision, mas um nome de uma pessoa qualquer (como se fosse uma pessoa física enviando a mercadoria ).

    Pode se feito assim?

  103. Posted by ProNet 6th September, 2006 at 2:39 am

    Hello
    I live in Sweden, and want to tell you that when you buy from chinavasion, you can input your tax instruction in the comments of your order in check-out system then chinavasion can follow your instructions.

    like this:
    if your order cost 500$
    on the comment try value 300-350$

    then you will pay VAT taxes for 300-350$ and not for 500$

  104. Posted by Matias 9th September, 2006 at 8:43 am

    anyone knows how much are tax import in Argentina?

    Thanks,
    Matias.

  105. Posted by Mihil 14th September, 2006 at 3:07 am

    Everything what it is sent to Brazil for express order (FEDEX, DHL, etc) is charged tax (tax of importation, ICMS and Tax of customs forwarding), independent of the value or if is present. Then, exists the possibility to order the merchandise that I bought MP4 the inferior value the $50,00 and for the traditional system of China, to Brazil? Without being for it saw express (FEDEX, DHL, etc)? The tax in Brazil is very high here 60% etc. – The exemption possibility will not only be taxed case comes written in the packing as being BOOKS, MAGAZINES OR DOCUMENTS, if to come thus will be EXEMPT of taxes. Example: instead of writingâ€? mp4 to player to writeâ€? documents. Vocês can order thus described in the packing? 3 – Also it would like that vocês they did not order written as shipper the Chinavision, but a name of a person any (as if was a natural person sending the merchandise). It can if made thus? It would like to buy a Mp4 of 256 in such a way.

  106. Posted by Ruy 25th September, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    Everything what it is sent to Brazil for express order (FEDEX, DHL, etc) is charged tax (tax of importation, ICMS and Tax of customs forwarding), independent of the value or if is present. Then, exists the possibility to order the merchandise that I bought MP4 the inferior value the $50,00 and for the traditional system of China, to Brazil? Without being for it saw express (FEDEX, DHL, etc)? The tax in Brazil is very high here 60% etc. – The exemption possibility will not only be taxed case comes written in the packing as being BOOKS, MAGAZINES OR DOCUMENTS, if to come thus will be EXEMPT of taxes. Example: instead of writingâ€? mp4 to player to writeâ€? documents. You can order thus described in the packing? 3 – Also it would like that you they did not order written as shipper the Chinavision, but a name of a person any (as if was a natural person sending the merchandise). It can if made thus? It would like to buy a Mp4 of 256 in such a way.

  107. Posted by Jucimar Prazeres 26th September, 2006 at 8:31 am

    Óla, tudo bem!!!
    Importações para o Brasil de até 50 dolares e enviados como presente para pessoa física fica livre de impostos, voces poderiam enviar minhas compras desta forma?

    Obrigado

  108. Posted by Mike 6th October, 2006 at 5:09 am

    Hi.

    For the U.K it is generally 10-20% of the items value, which is written on a form on the outside of the packaging.

    I have ordered on 10 different occasions – and on only 2 have i been charged tax.

    If you are looking to dodge it, i suggest dodging FedEx, as on the 2 occasions i was taxed, it was delivered from FedEx. The other occasions it was the H.K post office, and once DHL – i never recieved any letters asking for tax on those occasions.

    Hope this helps!

  109. Posted by Wayne 10th October, 2006 at 2:26 am

    UK UK UK UK
    ordered 2 tv monitors for car make sure your items are sent as samples, and tell them to make out invoices for less than goods are worth mine were made out in us dollars for $85.00 on docket and i paid no tax vat or or import duty china vision are aware of this and did mine automatically without asking! it takes about 10 days for order to be dispatched from hk then around 3 to four days to arrive in uk DHL tracking is great!
    Thanks china vision …..anyone can can e mail me if required if you need any questions answering. I found the service great.

  110. Posted by Asdrubal Arcia 11th October, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    If you send any merchandize to Venezuela and you declare the invoice under US$100 you don’t have to pay duty and taxes, however for electronics it’s not to expensive since its between 5% and 10% of CIF value.
    Other option is the declare your order as samples and print this comment in the invoice.

    DHL, FEDEX regulary charge the custumer based on the declared invoice but you pay in local currancy.

    Saludos…. :-)

  111. Posted by Karl 13th October, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Does anyone have infor on taxes for the USA or to Mexico. I am interested in both. Any help or advice is appreciated.

  112. Posted by Jaitan Lemos Espíndola 13th October, 2006 at 8:51 pm

    Good morning! 1-Everything what it is sent to Brazil for express order (FEDEX, DHL, etc) is charged tax (tax of importation, ICMS and Tax of customs forwarding), independent of the value or if is present. Then, exists the possibility to order the merchandise that I bought the inferior value the $50,00 and for the traditional system of China, to Brazil? Without being for it saw express (FEDEX, DHL, etc)? The tax in Brazil is very high here 60% etc.
    2 – The exemption possibility will not only be taxed case comes written in the packing as being BOOKS, MAGAZINES OR DOCUMENTS, if to come thus will be EXEMPT of taxes. Example: instead of writingâ€? mp4 to playerâ€? to write documents. Vocês can order thus described in the packing?
    3 РAlso it would like that voc̻s they did not order written as shipper the Chinavision, but a name of a person any (as if was a natural person sending the merchandise). It can if made thus?

    4 – Where, at the moment of the purchase I inform the information referring to the tax for Brazil?

    Yours
    Jaitan Espíndola

  113. Posted by IOANNIS PAPADOPOULOS 18th October, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    Hello big and great chinavasion company,i buy one item from this product (fm car mp3 transmeter) and i receive only in 10 days to my country Greece.I think to pay custom but not pay.
    Thanks for best services with regards.

  114. Posted by Itxaka 2nd November, 2006 at 6:37 am

    Hi, for Spain, if you put on the package that the total payed for the goods are (i think) less than 30€ or send it declaring that it is a present instead of a sell you don´t pay taxes at all.

    Bye!

  115. Posted by glen 2nd November, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    any one know about duty and shipping to canada by container 5000 to 50.000 dollars

  116. Posted by Oscar Ortega 10th November, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    Hi!!

    In Spain, you must pay 16% about IVA and a 5% more for tax.

    Around 21% or 22%, but sometimes, because some packs not be check.

    If the prize is hi, you have to pay sure.

    Saludos !!

  117. Posted by lic antonio igartua 12th November, 2006 at 11:01 am

    here in mexico, we pay 120% to 600% of products that came from china
    i had import some mp3 players and y had payed 120% of the cost of product , i did n t make any bussines whit chinese products. in the begining
    the chinese said me he was in CANADA, i make an order , and wow they came from CHINA , what hapens???????????????

    fraud to me. dhgate.com

    publish this one or i dont believe nothig from this web blog.

  118. Posted by Tau 15th November, 2006 at 9:30 pm

    In the UK, It depends on the weight, size and delivery company.

    With UPS, they WILL charge you import tax if it is too big for say.. a Watch.

    I’ve ordered using other delivery companies and they were able to just deliver it hassle free.

  119. Posted by Patricia 15th November, 2006 at 9:53 pm

    Hi

    Wayne Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 2:26 am ..anyone can can e mail me if required if you need any questions answering. I found the service great.

    You didn’t leave your email for us to see. I’d like to get in touch Wayne – my email is [email protected]

    Thanks
    Pat

  120. Posted by Nam 18th November, 2006 at 2:46 am

    Hi

    I am looking to import to UK large scale drop shipping as I already run a business but use and EU supplier. So don’t worry about import duty.

    Can anyone help me, tips on :How to defer import duty and VAT

    I would like to supply customers products without them ever getting the import bill as UK couriers are known to charge the duty and something like £15 on top for admin fees/processing to the customer. I am an honest seller and want to register everything, smooth as possible paying all up front if I can.

  121. Posted by zanchetti 19th November, 2006 at 2:43 am

    Hi,
    on the foreign products that arrive in Italy are from paying one tax, call Vat, of 20% on the value, from you declared, of the content of the package

  122. Posted by Ashish 20th November, 2006 at 9:17 pm

    Hello I am in Canada, How much do I need to pay on for example CDN$ 100.00 purchase?? If any one can help???
    Thank you

  123. Posted by Alexander 23rd November, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    Everything what it is sent to Brazil for express order (FEDEX, DHL, etc) is charged tax (tax of importation, ICMS and Tax of customs forwarding), independent of the value or if is present. Then, exists the possibility to order the merchandise that I bought MP4 the inferior value the $50,00 and for the traditional system of China, to Brazil? Without being for it saw express (FEDEX, DHL, etc)? The tax in Brazil is very high here 60% etc. – The exemption possibility will not only be taxed case comes written in the packing as being BOOKS, MAGAZINES OR DOCUMENTS, if to come thus will be EXEMPT of taxes. Example: instead of writingâ€? mp4 to player to writeâ€? documents. You can order thus described in the packing? 3 – Also it would like that you they did not order written as shipper the Chinavision, but a name of a person any (as if was a natural person sending the merchandise).

  124. Posted by Rick 1st December, 2006 at 4:32 am

    For all you folks looking for import info for the USA, go to http://www.customs.gov and be prepared to read!! Its complicated and confusing but if your smart enough to operate a business you should have very little trouble understanding the way to import. I will caution all of you NOT to try and slip anything by the customs! the penalities are expensive and can be harsh!
    Rick
    Louisiana, USA

  125. Posted by Lone 10th December, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    the only way to get rid of any taxes in denmark is if that are being send as a free sample ore as a gift on this way there is no tax’es on this hope this can bee a help in other country’s

    yours faithfully

    Lone Denmark

    have a nice christmas and a happy new year

  126. Posted by Paulvern 15th December, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    I live in Italy. Basically, as stated somewhere else we need to pay 20% VAT plus various taxes, normally around 5 euro. However, we don’t need to pay taxes on items substituted as not working. So, the best thing to do is to clearly state on the envelope that the objects buoghts are sent as a substitution for not working ones. Obviously the problem is that it’s quite uncommon to substitute a lot of objects and declaring the false is always a crime.
    Do as you prefer.

  127. Posted by Cass 21st December, 2006 at 8:31 am

    I live in Australia and I am pretty sure that no tax has to be paid on goods under the value of $800.00, well at least if you go o/s you dont have to pay anything on goods under that value – unless its alcohol or cigarettes. By the way, FedEx is great, fantastic tracking and up to date delivery status – I am due to receive my camera today…cant wait!

  128. Posted by César 22nd December, 2006 at 3:13 am

    Ola queira deixar aqui a minha informação sobre as taxas que paguei com a importação para Portugal. Comprei um kit com 4 camaras, que custou 78€ + portes. Quando chegou tive de pagar mais 75€ de taxas! Quando a encomenda chegou à alfandega ainda tive de enviar o comprovativo de pagamento porque não acreditaram no valor que vinha declarado. E atenção, a alfandega abre as encomendas vindas da China! Foi o meu caso… Por isso tentem sempre enviar o valor declarado mais baixo possivel…e tentem enviar na discrição “Produto com defeitos” Isso pode ajudar em muito! Cump. a todos. César Costa, Portugal

  129. Posted by Daniel 23rd December, 2006 at 8:15 pm

    Great site! Got a package worth $250 to Ireland… NO TAX!!! Just state Commercial Samples. No Commercial Value! I have done this twice as they were samples and no tax! To france a buyer got charged €42 on a package worth $30!!!

  130. Posted by Islam Soft 26th December, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    In Jordan the taxes and fees are calculated as the following:
    (Total Price + shipment Fees ) * 1.2 …. 20% customs fees
    Total * 1.16 … 16% sales tax
    Add USD 70 if the importer does not have an import license

  131. Posted by Ian Conza 1st January, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Hey Team

    You had a link to New Zealand customs information on your web site and I cannot find it anymore as I am very interested in learning what is required at New Zealand’s end before any goods are ordered.

    You have my email – please email me.

  132. Posted by Cornélio Barreto 15th January, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    15 de Janeiro de 2007
    Oi Pessoal de Portugal:
    Acabo de receber um MP3 de 2GB,que estava na Chinavasion a um preço muiot convidadtivo: 37,18€ acrescidos de portes atravès de UPS de mais 20,19€ o que totalizava uma importância de 57,37€, que barato meu, como diriam os nossos irmão brasileiros. Pois bem, o pior veio depois da encomenda ter chegado a PORTUGAL, meu. Tive que pagar de IVA+Direitos+despachante 97,80€. Isto é sacanagem não é meu irmão?! Concordo plenamente que se paguem os direitos e os impostos, mas não sobre o preço arbritário que os senhores não sei quem, queiram atribuuir à mercadoria. Reclamamar, segundo uma funcionária me disse, não vale a pena mas que estava no meu direito de o fazer. Portanto cuidado, com as compras efectuadas em países extracomunitário. No meio de tudo isto espero ter feito uma boa compra e não me arrependa. É que a brincadeira ficou-me em 155,17€

  133. Posted by Bob "ManPaw" 16th January, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Here in California….we are getting ready for our 18th yr. family reunion. There are 11 teenage children in our clan. I was pondering the idea of getting them each a MP4 player as part of our celebration. Would this fall under the gift column I have read in these postings? Or does it exceed any restrictions? A knowledgable reply would be appreciated. Thank You.

  134. Posted by arturo 17th January, 2007 at 5:40 am

    Doess any body nows the tax and custom fees for Mexico

  135. Posted by Francisco 18th January, 2007 at 4:48 am

    Pessoal,

    Cuidado com a solicitação – sugerida por algumas msgs – de pedir que a Chinavasion declare a remessa como “documentos”. Isso é descaminho, crime pela legislação brasileira. E muitas vezes os fiscais da Receita rasgam um pedacinho da caixa para verificar o conteúdo, e garanto que eles não vão ficar felizes em encontrar um MP4 em vez de “documentos”.

    Boas compras

    Folks,

    Be careful to ask – as someone suggested – to Chinavasion declare the content of the package as “documents”. This is crime under Brazilian law. Many times Brazilian tax officers will rip the parcel to check what is inside, and they won’t be happy to find a MP4 instead of paperwork.

    Happy shopping

  136. Posted by PAUL 22nd January, 2007 at 2:40 am

    Dear Rose Li,

    i would be most grateful to know how much a twenty footer container cost me if i am to buy any of your products(small of any products from you)?
    concerning taxes i would contact a couple of my friends who do import goods from china before.
    thanks and hope to hear from you asap.
    PAUL
    GHANA

  137. Posted by matran 22nd January, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Hi all,

    I’m waiting for some goods to arrive and should receive this within the week. According to the documents i’ve read, if i’m importing goods that has a total value of less than AU$1000 and are marked as either SAMPLES or GIFTS there is not duty tax or GST. Correct me if i’m wrong.

    I’ll let you know otherwise once i receive the parcel.

    http://www.businesslegions.com

  138. Posted by matran 24th January, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Hi all,

    Just letting you guys know i’ve received my goods. I didn’t have to pay any tax fees. As long as you include the words SAMPLES or GIFTS on the invoice you should be fine. The declared value has to be less than AU$1000.00

    Rose and team, thanks for organising this. Initially. I was a bit scared because the value of my order was AU$800.00 and it was my first purchase from chinavasion. Based on the experience on my first purchase you have given me the confidence to purchase more products and order larger quantities.

    http://www.businesslegions.com

    Thanks.

  139. Posted by gregory 26th January, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Hi. in venezuela the cost of importation is of 16 or 30%.

  140. Posted by Luis Arjona 28th January, 2007 at 8:01 am

    I am confused with the taxes for import in Mexico. I read the comments and I dont understand.
    Somebody can help me? Do you know the tax for this? which other concept put in the order for pay less taxes?

    Thanks a lot

  141. Posted by Tu Tran 28th January, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Hello,

    I’m from Newzealand!

    Does anyone know how much the New Zealand customs charge for tax? Any info on taxing will be really helpful to me. I’ve ordered items from the site, but i’ve not received them yet, i can’t tell how much tax i got to pay.

  142. Posted by Juan 29th January, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Does anyone know how much taxes and what other documentation is needed to import merchandise from China to Argentina? Is it complicated?

    Thank You,

  143. Posted by manuel graça 29th January, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Hello Rose Li
    in portugal when the goods comes we pay a tax of 21% over the price of de product,but if the product have a lower price and the shippig a higer price,the taxs is lower.

    example:camera-price-150euros+21%
    shiping price 25 euros

    camera-price-25euros+21%
    shiping price 150euros NO PROBLEM

    I hope you understand,i m sorry if you can,t do that.is just un example.

    my best regards.

    manuel graç[email protected]

  144. Posted by Rosangela 30th January, 2007 at 3:52 am

    Óla, tudo bem!!!

    Importações para o Brasil de até 50 dolares e enviados como PRESENTE para pessoa física de outra pessoa fisica(envie com um nome não china) fica livre de impostos, voces poderiam enviar minhas compras desta forma?

    Obrigado

  145. Posted by Tu TRan 1st February, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    RE taxes in Nz depends on what you get Up to $50 is free, I think it means if your duty is under $50 they waive it go to http://www.customs.govt.nz search govt charges it is all there most is 20.5%tax. They are strict on clothing shoes bikes, it tell you all there, and you might need a custom agent.

  146. Posted by Cathair McMenamin 3rd February, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    UK Tax Law

    I recieved my invoice from FEDEX today and I am not pleased. The UK Government charge international VAT of 22% on the declared amount. FEDEX also added an administration charge of £4.50. After readig legislation, I have discovered that if the package is sent to a private address, and is declared under the value of £36.00, you are exempt from the tax.

    Chinavasion would it be possible for you to declare any of my future order under £36.00?

    Best Regards
    Cathair McMenamin
    TECH-WOW!

  147. Posted by KEN 3rd February, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Import to New Zealand does not incurr tax on goods to the value of 399NZD or value of GST up to 50NZD. Therefore is is better to import them in packages below that value. For shipments in excess of NZ$1,000, a supplier code is required as part of the import entry preparation. A supplier code is a unique number that identifies the supplier of the goods. For shipments in excess of NZ$1,000, a supplier code is required as part of the import entry preparation. A supplier code is a unique number that identifies the supplier of the goods. Where applicable, Customs duty is levied on the transaction value of the goods (the price actually paid for them). Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 12.5 percent is then calculated on the duty-inclusive value plus international freight and/or insurance charges. If there is no transaction (such as the goods being supplied free of charge, or a relationship between the supplier and importer which affects the transaction price), an alternative form of valuation may be used. Where applicable, Customs duty is levied on the transaction value of the goods (the price actually paid for them). Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 12.5 percent is then calculated on the duty-inclusive value plus international freight and/or insurance charges. If there is no transaction (such as the goods being supplied free of charge, or a relationship between the supplier and importer which affects the transaction price), an alternative form of valuation may be used.

  148. Posted by Luis de Pablo 4th February, 2007 at 6:53 am

    In Mexico, the tax for goods imported from China, is 300% =(

  149. Posted by Jason 6th February, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    From the Falkland Islands.

    Just adding that at present importing into the Falklands incurs no import duties or taxes. at present.

  150. Posted by Georges Tilkin 14th February, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    i,

    A tip for European countries:

    With DHL, UPS, FEDEX, you are 100% sure your shipments will be submitted to customs clearance and taxed, since this is in the interest of these companies to charge the custmer with administrative fees for customs clearance. With EMS, which is slightly slower, you will avoid taxes 80 times out of 100…But when using EMs, the black side is that the tracking system is far from beeing perfect, and also you need absolutely to subscribe an insurance policy for the total value, there are sometimes but not often, packs which disappear…and are not delivered. Be careful only with EMS-TAXIPOST in Belgium, the service is under any acceptable level of quality.

  151. Posted by Risse 15th February, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    In the Philippines, The tax that I incur was more than 60% of a single item’s worth. It would be a hard sell compared to other products being sold prominently in the black market here.

  152. Posted by matias 17th February, 2007 at 12:42 am

    Does anyone know how much taxes and what other documentation is needed to import merchandise from China to Argentina? Is it complicated?

    Thank You,

  153. Posted by matias 17th February, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Reimplantada por el Decreto Nº 389/95, la Tasa de Estadística está en aplicación con una alícuota reducida al 0,50% (medio por ciento) desde el 9 de enero de 1998. Están exceptuados del pago de la Tasa de Estadística todas las mercaderías originarias de los demás países del MERCOSUR (Brasil, Paraguay y Uruguay) así como de Bolivia y Chile. En cuanto a las importaciones de otros orígenes están exceptuadas del pago de la Tasa de Estadística las mercaderías indicadas específicamente en el artículo segundo del Decreto Nº 389/95, entre otras, los productos de origen animal o vegetal destinados a la reproducción, los bienes de capital, los bienes de informática y telecomunicaciones, etc.

    Base imponible: valor en aduana de las mercaderías con un monto máximo de hasta US$ 500.- (quinientos dólares USA).

    Los montos máximos a percibir por concepto de Tasa de Estadística en las operaciones de importación fueron establecidos por el Decreto Nº 108/99, a partir del 30 de mayo de 1999, como sigue:

    Operaciones de Importación Monto máximo a percibir en concepto
    Base imponible de Tasa de Estadística

    Menor a US$ 10.000 US$ 50
    Entre US$ 10.000 y 20.000 inclusive US$ 100
    Entre US$ 20.001 y 30.000 inclusive US$ 200
    Entre US$ 30.001 y 50.000 inclusive US$ 300
    Entre US$ 50.001y 100.000 inclusive US$ 400
    Mayor a US$ 100.001 US$ 500

  154. Posted by Sanat 7th March, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Hi,

    Of course, like everywhere, if anybody in Uzbekistan buy imported products from other country, he/she has to pay some taxes. HOWEVER, if Chinavasion wants to help its customers in Uzbekistan, packagers of the company should write at the products’ invoices and declarations “The Present” (for example, for Sanat).

  155. Posted by Pinto Katia 11th March, 2007 at 4:25 am

    Greetings Chinavasion

    It was a great priviledge for us to come across your website. Many thanks for the wonderful items. I will be receiving my shipment very soon. Just cant wait for it.

    For the Taxes, we have to pay up to 80% so it is a tough custom

    Cheers

  156. Posted by Guaiana,Nicola 14th March, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    hello to all they are an alive Italian and to (Treviso). the problem customs and a problem the much serious, inasmuch as China does not make part of the European community, then state imposes a tax on the face value of the acquired goods, in order to avoid the excessive customs cost, ce to create an invoice with paypal for who satisfied one paypal or other forms of payment and together enclosing it in copy to the shipment, for a company that has not made this all this has brought me a customs payment of 75 euro for the import of light bulbs hid xenon, the company to declared value gift, but and be accepted because value zero does not exist, therefore does not ask chinavasion creating an invoice declaring less possible and what a lot important and to send via email to the customer copy of the created invoice, so that if in Italy the copy asks us for the invoice we we can send the copy of the invoice to the customs offices, I repeat the points to follow: 1°, to create the invoice declaring the minimal value, 2°, to send the copy of the invoice with to the shipment, in this way we will succeed to pay minor the cost of customs expenses

  157. Posted by Daniel 17th March, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    do not use ups! they charge £11 surcharge even though vat was only £4!! DHl added .62c on a charge o €16!
    I will continue to use dhl!

  158. Posted by lena 2nd April, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    hi can anyone tell me about taxes in denmark? i am waiting on an mp4 player and am a bit worried about the costs on top of the price i have paid. I was hoping to start up a small buisness, but if the tax prices are as high as some of you say might not be making much profit in the long run….thanks for any reply.

  159. Posted by Verde Valentin 13th April, 2007 at 1:48 am

    I wonder if there are any taxes when shiping to romania . does someone knows?

  160. Posted by Evert 18th April, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Hi,

    In Holland we have to pay 14% over the total cost, the product inclusive the shippingcost and then over that ammount we have to pay 19% BTW, that means product, shipping en invoice.
    We have to pay a lot to much.
    dit houdt in dat je goed moet opletten als je iets besteld, je komt een stuk hoger uit door de invoerrechten en douanerechten, reken maar 35 % erbij. Dan kan je zelf beslissen of het de moeite waard is.

    Greatings from Holland

  161. Posted by Cindy 19th April, 2007 at 10:45 am

    I just got my watch today, i was a little sad it didnt have a built in speaker, but for all it does, its amazing, it comes with the software to make your videos small, the sound is actually really good, it comes with all the cords you need. I have already got most of it figured out. I am happy with it. I was a little nervous, this is the first time i have ordered from outside the US but i have to say I am thrilled with the results!!!!!!!

  162. Posted by Cindy 19th April, 2007 at 10:46 am

    i didnt have to pay any extra tax im in the us

  163. Posted by Alfredo 10th May, 2007 at 3:52 am

    Ciao sono Alfredo da Roma,ho acqustato di recente due prodotti ricevuti dopo 20 giorni dal pagamento, con prezzo di vendita: 50,99€+36,42€+spese di spedizione 24,46€ per un TOT. di 111,87€.A questo va agginta l’iva del 20%+spese di dogana per un TOT. di 42,21.Il venditore è serio e i prodotti sono di buona manifattura,ma
    siamo penalizzati dalle tasse!!!!

    Hi I am Alfred from Rome,I have purchased recently two produced received after 20 days by the payment, with sale price: 50,99€+36,42€+expense of consignment 24,46 €for a TOT. of 111,87 €. to this goes to add the iva of the 20%+expense of customs for a TOT. of 42,21.The seller is serious and the products are of good manufacture,but
    are penalized by the taxes!!!!
    Best regards from the capital of the world

  164. Posted by OLEKSIU NOVIKOV GAVAH CO. LIMITED 16th May, 2007 at 2:18 am

    Now legislations CYPRUS 4 kinds of the tax rate provide the NOSE. In particular
    - The zero rate of 0 %
    - The lowered rate of 5 % (ÑŠ 1 zero 2000)
    - The lowered rate of 8 % 1Ñ? on August, 1st 2005
    - The standard rate ” 5 % (since January, 1st, 2003)
    The zero rate extends on the following goods and services
    The-goods delivered from the EU country
    - The exported goods
    - Foodstuff,
    - комиÑ?Ñ?ионное-, charged from abroad as a result of export of goods
    - Medicines,
    - Children’s clothes,
    - International air and trouble transport
    The lowered 5 percent rate extends on the following goods and services.
    - Funeral services,
    -export of dust and processing отходов-
    -services of authors, composers of artists and critics art работ-
    - поÑ?таву fertilizers:
    - Delivery of foodstuff for animals
    - Delivery of seeds,
    - Delivery of animals;
    - Newspapers, magazines and books:
    - The water which has been not poured on bottles.
    - Gas.
    - Ice-cream, yoghurts and dairy products,
    - Potato products with salt or spices,
    - Dry жареные nutlets
    Lowered 8 – percentage Ñ?тана рао проÑ?тра ‘ 1Ñ?етÑ?Ñ? on services.
    - Services private{individual} такÑ?и1
    - Services for tourists of excursion and buses, on a long distance.
    Since January, 1st 2006 following goods 5ыпи are attributed from a category of the goods assessed 5СÐ? the VAT in a category of the goods Ñ?и by the lowered rate of 15 VAT
    - Hotel service.
    - The goods for restaurants, behind a minus of alcoholic drinks
    It is necessary to note that some goods and services are not assessed with the VAT. In particular, rent, medical services concern to this category financial activity and services of insurance In all other cases each delivered goods or service is assessed under the standard rate – 15 %
    Example:
    If the local company gets the goods at the company from Germany or other European country which has registration under the VAT then the goods are assessed with the VAT under the rate of 0 %.
    If the local company sells production of the company ид France or. Other European country which has registration under the VAT the goods the VAT under the rate of 0 % are assessed also
    If the local company with number under the VAT carries out commercial activity with the company from France or other EU country which does not have number under the VAT, the rate of 15 % is applied.

  165. Posted by Breton from Philippines 17th May, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    I have purchased a digital camcorder and instruct to pack and declared it as gift. Chinavasion declared the total value of items is USD60.00 shipment thru DHL. When it arrived at Manila port, i need to pay for importation tax, VAT, etc a total of USD32.00 which is 54% of the total declared value of the product. Is there also other buyers from Philippines? Please also shared your experience.

  166. Posted by Jack Taylor 25th May, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    In Australia GST will not be need to be paid for imports under 1000 AUD.

  167. Posted by Dani 29th May, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    Hi,

    actually in Switzerland you have to pay 7.5 % .
    Thats usually and everybody need to pay it.
    The only way, that you can save a bit of Monney abbout that is, that the Exporter declair each item with a value of 10 $.
    Just a little example.

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  169. Posted by Marisa 7th June, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    I purchased a video camera and 2 novelty PC speakers, all to the value of approx $98 USD. Had it ship to my dad in South Africa as a gift. (He received it within a week) Chinavasion filled out the waybill that total value = $70 USD. When DHL delivered the parcel, he had to pay them R200 ($28 USD). I was furious at the “tax-man”. I also posted clothing, which he forgot at my place, to him a few weeks ago, and he had to pay when he collected it at the post office. So be careful, the South African Tax Man is a glutton, whether it’s new, used or a gift, BE PREPARED TO PAY.

  170. Posted by Julian 12th June, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    South African Customs:

    Customs on electronic goods in SA is a 7% Ad Valorem Duty and 14% VAT on the value of the invoice. This is according to a chap that I spoke to at my local customs office. I’ve ordered MP4 players to a value of about $360, but the shipment never made it out of China. DHL returned it to Chinavasion. Will post the actual customs that I have to pay once the shipment problem is resolved.

  171. Posted by agnieszka 19th June, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Does anybody know something about taxes and duties on product going to ireland from china?

  172. Posted by Marvin 25th June, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Does anybody know what the duties are like when importing electronics into Jamaica (west indies ) ?

  173. Posted by Anand Kumar 26th June, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    I am S Anand Kumar living in India. I would like what are the import taxes if i purchased any items form chinaviison. Please help me in this regard

  174. Posted by Kiospay 27th June, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    Hi chinavasion buyer,

    i’ve received my goods from china vasion to Indonesian Country . I didn’t have to pay any tax fees. As long as you include the words SAMPLES or PERSONAL GIFTS or NOT FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSE or RESALE on the invoice you should be fine. The declared value has to be less than $1000

    Thanks for Rose and team, thanks for organising this. Initially. this is 2nd time purchase on China Vasion. and me the confidence to purchase more products and order larger quantities.

    Chinavasion is Great !!! :)

  175. Posted by Nauman 4th July, 2007 at 12:52 am

    does anyone know if we require a license (not import license but UL i mean any kind of certification) in order to import mp3 and mp4 players to sell them in USA?

  176. Posted by davide 4th July, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    hello, I m from Italy. I think the chinavasion is perfect! but the taxes for the Italy are so high. all the people know that for don t pay the taxes or pay less we can declare low the price

  177. Posted by Galmiche 11th July, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    FRANCE:

    Hello,

    on July 2007, I purchased to France (Dijon,21):
    2 media MP4 players for a commercial invoice total of USD 90.00 (approx divide by 1.25 => 72 euros)
    I have had to pay on a separate received bill from customs 2 days later (it’s in Euros!):
    - Customs cost: Euros 15.00
    - VAT on goods: Euros 28.00
    Total is 15+28 = Euros 43.00

    Thx
    Hervé

  178. Posted by Demon 17th July, 2007 at 8:23 am

    UK. Ok guys. Importing to the UK. Can you give a bullet point list of best practise.

    ie- Best courier, Declaration amounts, number of items not to exceed. etc.

    Thanx.

  179. Posted by Peter from Belgium 7th August, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Hi,

    Can anybody give me some advice on importing from china (vision) to Belgium?

    Thanks

  180. Posted by Ray 19th August, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    IS THERE ANY SIMPLE GUIDE TO IMPORTING FROM CHINA – eBIKES 14% OR 15% OR MORE? We have to pay asking price + duty tax (14%?) + overall 17.5% on this and then – not to forget – transportation costs whether being shipped, air freight or DHL etc. Plus an unloading fee/dock fee? and delivery to our door if not picked up. What is best for lighter products such as a camera or a heavy object (that you may need to import say, 2 or 100 of? The government sites are not too simple as they present too many optional pages when all one wants to do initially is calculate the final cost on an import and perhaps calculate whether it is worthwhile to import 10 or 100. Anyone with a smart idea of how to cut thro’ the red-tape?

  181. Posted by manish 22nd August, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    i live in the uk, ive ordered 5 mp4 players and am having them delivered with TNT, what are the chances of being taxed?? ive asked chinavasion to stamp them as gifts aswell. please could somebody reply who has a rough idea?

  182. Posted by Michael 23rd August, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Hello,

    In Czech Republic we must pay 50% custom fee from item price. If chinavasion.com not public on the package, that I pay postage – I must pay postage again (2x 50$ for example) – This is bad, very bad.

    Solution:

    For all order to Czech chinavasion must write comment to package BOX this:

    1. Item price: only 50% from real Item price.
    2. Postage price: Postage price + $15

    This is way for best solution, without this, I cant order next item from chinavasion.com, because I dont want pay 2x crazy Item price.

    Best Regards,
    Michael

  183. Posted by Esoh Basil 24th August, 2007 at 1:24 am

    In Italy duty taxes are to high,the customs in italy are very hard especially with electronics imported out of europe.recently i just received an order i made,i paid almost 80% of what was in my invoice.my invoice was $80 and i paid 60euros as duty, i think when any electronic items are shipped in Italy the invoice should carry educational items like electronic calculator,memory pen.Shipping with DHL or TNT is the same and even worst so i think China Post will be more convinient when shipping to Italy and invoice declaration should be very low.

  184. Posted by Gary Watson 6th September, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Hi I order regulary from yourselves as you know.

    the tax in my country ( Ireland ) on all goods is 21% VAT and 2% customs fee = 23%

    I really think in future when i order to put the writtin down value on the invoice and on the way bill as $ 40.00 because it will mean i pay little or nothing for my products

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  186. Posted by Henrique 23rd September, 2007 at 9:32 am

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with 50usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?

  187. Posted by Yogi Irfandi 26th September, 2007 at 5:12 am

    I Indonesian. Whether Chinavasion accept payment via paypal from indonesia? because i will buy goods for myself . there is order have from Chinavasion? how much tax of delivery to indonesia? Can anybody give me some advice on importing from china to Indonesia ? thank.

  188. Posted by Carl 27th September, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Hi I’m a customer from sweden, and the only solution for us to get rid of the taxes is to mark the package as a gift with a price under 50 usd. is it possible to do this if I buy a single test ex. of a mp4 player?

  189. Posted by Gökhan 27th September, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Hi, who was asked from turkey,
    in turkey the customs takes tax over 100$. if u buy goods under 100 $ you dont toll tax. ;)

  190. Posted by Kerry 29th September, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Hello,
    I spent most of the day calling the different Customs offices, asking what I needed to do to make sure that everything is in place and that I was legal in everything I was doing.
    Here is what Customs said to me.
    1) If you keep the VALUE amount below $1000 US, there are no duties to pay.
    2) If the declared value is over $1000, you need to hire an Customs Broker and they will work on your behalf and fill out all the paper work. As far as the duties and fees, they vary at this point depending on the catagory your product is in.

    I have had several companies offer to help me keep my cost down.
    Many have offered to put an invoice with a “Less” amount with the goods, but will send you by mail the “real” invoice.
    This may be an option you may want to look at.
    There are companies also who are flexible, and will allow you to order less than they normally require.
    They do this to accomodate you, and to keep you as one of their customers.

  191. Posted by keagan 3rd October, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    can anyone tell me about trinidad tax issuses

  192. Posted by Nicola Lonigro 5th October, 2007 at 1:40 am

    hi!
    Please,
    does anyone knows how much are the taxes to Italia??

  193. Posted by Alberto Pregunta 9th October, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Cuanto cuesta importar los productos de Chinavasion to Colombia (South America)?

    Alguien podria ayudarme al respecto?

    Gracias!

    How much will be to import products from Chinavision to Colombia (South America)?

    Somebody could help me in this mater?

    Thank you!

  194. Posted by Martin Czech Republic 11th October, 2007 at 2:29 am

    DPH,VAT FOR CZ + 13.9%

  195. Posted by Lazydog 19th October, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    IMPORT DUTY/VAT from China to the UK From 19 July 2007

    Shopping on the Internet

    If you purchase goods through the Internet you should be aware that customs duty and VAT will be payable, as follows:

    * Customs duty – if the amount of duty is £7 and over.
    * Import VAT – if the value of the goods is £18 and over.

    More Current Up to date information can be found on the HM Revenue and custom website

    customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_001454&propertyType=document

    I personally just got caught out as I thought ( and so did the china company i bought from ) that the cut off point before duty had to be paid was $50usd but thats not true, Its about $35- 37 usd so to be safe I would say $30usd is now the new max limit before extra duty and vat needs to be paid.

    Hope this info is useful

    Lazydog

  196. Posted by MALO 24th October, 2007 at 12:31 am

    HELLO ,

    DEAR LEE ,

    - I have recaived the order 1- DVD player with bluethoth , with 44 euro INVOICE , and worket ( i think) , didnt pay the VAT+CUSTOMS , well da order had 2-3 days hold by CUSTOMS ..

    - PEOPLE , with CHINAVASION is doeing BIZNIS exellent , they are GREAT … keep so

    THNX to you and CHINAVASION.COM

    from MALO , BELGIUM

    have nice day

  197. Posted by Tahir Alvi 25th October, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Initially I want to order few items for personal use, kindly provide me the detail of shipping cost for 1kg to 50kg weight. I am living in Pakistan, if you have any detail of Taxes charged by pakistani authorities then please inform me. I think Paypal sevice is not available in Pakistan, kindly confirm how do I pay for my order.

    Thanks & regards.

  198. Posted by E.Vinkers 2nd November, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Import to holland: Camara and camcorder 0% IMPORT + TAX 19% NORMAL TAX (BTW)
    PLASMA AND LCD: 14 % IMPORT TAX + 19% TAX (BTW)

  199. Posted by honey 5th November, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    hi can please anyone tell me the custom duty for imports to india in bulk quantity

  200. Posted by florin 20th November, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I wonder if there are any taxes when shiping to romania . does someone knows?

  201. Posted by Ryan 26th November, 2007 at 11:36 am

    hey im in aussie and i wana import
    any aussies imported before and help out if they had taxes and import charges???
    cheers mates

  202. Posted by Mark 26th November, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    PHILIPPINES,

    Please direct me to a site that can educate myself on how to avoid the 50-70% taxes the wonderfull Philippine Gov. likes to charge on the declared value..
    Aslo… say on a 100 item, wha twould be the lowest you could go on the declared value? And or.. would using the words like

    “broken Item” or “Return for Warranty” or “warranty Item”.. or “Back for Warranty”

    Would like to start ordering but need to know how to avoid high taxes first..

    Thanks,,
    Mark

  203. Posted by mustafa 3rd December, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    I have bought car dvd player from chinavasion. I research our customs procedure. and my dvd player is in istanbul and ‘released from customs’.
    for customs you must be caution 5 point.
    1. your invoice mus be declare under 90 usd.
    2. your product must send as a gift
    3. the product must be in giftbox
    4. your product declare for personel name no factory name
    5. your product must only one item.

  204. Posted by Lawrence 5th December, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Hi

    Does any one know how much import tax is in Namibia?

  205. Posted by Mack 8th December, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    If it’s in the USA, and we’re buying it as a GIFT, how do we make sure we don’t pay taxes?

  206. Posted by Bjørn 18th December, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Sendings valued under 1000 NKr and marked with GIFT or GAVE sended to Norway is totaly free for custom and tax. All sendings that is valued under 200 NKr is free in custom and tax. Ther is no Customfee on electronics only tax. Ex1: Clothings has customfee that is 10.6% of the value + 25% of the value included customfee. Ex2: Electronics comes free up to 200 NKr. Over 200 NKr the customservices adds 25% in Tax at the value of the goods.

  207. Posted by audionlinecar 21st December, 2007 at 6:15 am

    Hello! Spain since.
    I know that there are customs fees to pay for an radiocd in spain.
    And as you can minimize or cancel customs fees.

    Thank you

  208. Posted by Mrperfectgr (Greece) 1st January, 2008 at 2:26 am

    This is a briefing for Greek individual importers like me.

    In Greece we have to pay taxes for any product we buy from countries out of EU.

    We have to pay an amount that includes: Custom papers + Vat value + Transportation fees + some storage fees + and custom’s broker fees.

    So if you buy a product that costs in a country like China 200$ you have to include in your total charge those fees when the product arrives at our custom. That thing may become sometimes disadvantageous for any buyer.

    And all that happens if you buy products over 350 euros or the delivery will be complited through couriers net (like fedex, ups exc.)

    A good solution is to buy products under 300 euros and ask from Chinavasion for instance to send them through EMS way. Something like ELTA in Greece. So those parcels usually not passing through custom and you will be not charged with those fees i told you before.

    In any other case tell Chinavasion to charge the parcel if possible with an amount close to 100 euro so you have to pay in about 170 euro for taxes fees in the custom.

    Hope to provide you some useful info so far.

    Follows in “Greekglish”:

    Gia idiotes pou agorazoun mikropragmata meso internet.

    Gia agores apo trites xores ektos EU xreonomaste me eksoda ektelonismou. Einai mia pithanotita pou prepei na synypologizete. Peripou ta eksoda auta ypologizontai os eksis: Diataktiki ektelonismou + FPA + metaforika + apothikeftra + amoivi ektelonisti. Ola eksartontai apo to eidos pou agorazete kai me poia diadikasia tha to ektimisoun oi teloniakoi.
    Frontiste na min agorazete megales posotites i poly akriva antikeimena.
    Gia ena antikeimeno axias peripou 200$ sto Chinavasion mporei na plirosete gia ektelonismo 170 euro peripou dil tha eiste sta 370 euro synolika eksoda.

    Mia pithanotita na apofygete to teloneio einai na zitisete na sas steiloun to paketo oxi meso courier dil FEDEX,UPS klp alla meso EMS kati san to ELTA. Synithos den pernane teloneio kai etsi den xreoneste me ta eksoda afta.

    Ego agorasa apo to chinavasion ena radiokasetofono kai plirosa eksoda ektelonismou giati to pira meso courier. Parolla afta apo afta pou tha plirona stin Ellada an to agoraza apo emporiko katastima eimai kerdismenos kata mia ennoia.

    Elpizo na edosa merikes xrisimes plirofories.

  209. Posted by mat 8th January, 2008 at 8:30 am

    iv placed an order from china 2 northern ireland it is a large order 20 foot container load but havnt enquired bout taxes could any there help me cheers

  210. Posted by Jose 15th January, 2008 at 12:03 am

    From China to Argntina, Does anyone know how much taxes and what other documentation is needed to import merchandise,electronics ,laptops and mp4, from China to Argentina ?

    Thank You,

  211. Posted by Olinad 28th January, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I ordered from Chinavasion to the Philippines worth US$108, I paid taxes and duties totalling PHP 2,116 for the 4.5 Kgs package of electronics items.

  212. Posted by lazo 4th February, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    hi
    anybody know how long i need to wait for goods to come to croatia?thnx

  213. Posted by matthew benedict 13th February, 2008 at 9:04 am

    what is the import tax to get items sent to the united states? (New York).. Is it a certain percentage or what? i would like to start using chinavasion and want to know this information before i start. email me with whatever information you have thanks

  214. Posted by bas 28th February, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I have placed a order for an USB media player, and i have received after 10 days to India. The producst is working fine. Thanks to the chinavasion team, sending as a gift and declaring less value.

  215. Posted by Serg 6th March, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Hello,
    does anybody know how much taxes I have to pay when ordering to Russia?

  216. Posted by cdirect 19th March, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Hi,
    Imports into New Zealand over 400 NZ Dollars (including freight) attract Goods and service tax of 12.5%. Devalueing the item’s prices will not necessarily work as customs will simply assess the value themselves if they believe the stated price is unreal. Suggest caution. Reading other comments, 12.5% doesn’t seem that high. Cheers.

  217. Posted by fathaman 25th March, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Hello,

    I think if you want to avoid taxes with purchase to Czech Republic, you (resp. Chinavasion) must write or tick box GIFT on package. With this I have ordered a lot of stuff from UK or USA.

    Best Regards,
    Martin

  218. Posted by ramabdou 26th March, 2008 at 1:57 am

    salut
    quelqu’un connaitrais les conditions des douanes pour impotation de produits chinois en maroc

  219. Posted by Tony 26th March, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Has anyone any idea about the Duty and VAT payable on the import of Natural Health Products from China to the UK?

    Any information/advice greatly appreciated. many thanks.

    Tony

  220. Posted by sean walsh 29th March, 2008 at 7:45 am

    HELP ME
    Ok,I am in Ireland which is in Europe.
    I have found a Chinese manufacturer to
    do business with.What infomation do I
    need to pass on from manufacturer to
    DHL,FEDEX……THANKS

  221. Posted by oak 10th April, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Hello,
    does anybody know how much taxes I have to pay when ordering to England?

  222. Posted by Christian 15th April, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Does anyone know how much taxes and what other documentation is needed to import merchandise from China to Argentina? Is it complicated?

  223. Posted by Damir 17th June, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Does anybody know what is situation when i import im Bosnia and Herzegovina?

  224. Posted by WN 22nd June, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    WHY CANT CHINAVISION DECLARE THE GOODS AS “GIFT”, WHAT IS STOPPING THEM FROM DOING THAT ? IT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP FOR EVERYONE IF THEY COULD DECLARE GOODS AS GIFT. WHY CANT THEY DO THAT ?

  225. Posted by Alistair 1st October, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Hi

    Ref TAX AND DUTY TO THE UK

    I found this on the DHL Website as an example.

    1. DUTY CHARGES, example

    80.00 cost of goods
    35.00 cost of post to UK
    115.00 TOTAL COST

    115.00 X 3.5% Duty
    4.02 Duty Charge

    2.VAT CHARGES, example

    80.00 cost of goods
    35.00 cost of post to UK
    4.02 Duty Charge
    119.02 TOTAL COST

    119.02 X 17.5% VAT
    20.83 VAT CHARGE

    So your total charges for importing the produst would be

    4.02 Duty and 20.83 VAT
    Total being 24.85

    Hope this helps

  226. Posted by Karen 15th October, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I would think, at less in the US if they claimed all products shipped as “GIFTS” US Customs would catch on to that pretty quick and it would cause problems for Chinavasion and Us and might cause all Items to be Flagged at Customs. I have been very luck so far, no import taxes yet, Knock on Wood. I can only say Very Good Things About ChinaVasion, Awesome Support and Friendly and they back up what they State on there Web site. I would be happy if they would “Link To My Store” ishopoutlet.com I Look forward to visiting them in China next year. xie xie – Thank You!

  227. Posted by Sierra 19th October, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    In Romania there are cities where they don’t ask you to pay taxes if the package is marked as Gift, but in my city, the guy in charge with custom taxes doesn’t believe you when you say it’s a gift, as long as on the package, at the Sender, a firm’s name and address is written. To avoid paxes when you order small amounts of gadgets, the package needs to be marked either as Gift with a physical person as Sender, or as a Commercial Sample instead of Gift.

  228. Posted by Melissa 30th November, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    All I got to say is FedEx!!! They have detailed information on EVERY country both Import and Exporting along with all government websites! EVERYTHING is on their site including gifting! Also they have a special electronic customs service to where when the package arrives it has already cleared customs! They are also very competive on prices. Go to http://www.fedex.com/ and register also type in customs in the search page and all the information needed for every country and about taxes, importing, exporting, customs is all right there!

  229. Posted by Melissa 30th November, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    FedEx Trade Networks. This is the place you need to go.
    http://www.fedex.com/us/services/ftn/brokerage.html?link=2
    Also http://www.fedex.com/us/customersupport/ftn/callus.html this is the numbers!

  230. Posted by Melissa 30th November, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    http://www.fedex.com/us/international/irc/profiles/irc_cn_profile.html Here is the China Profile from the Fed Ex website!

  231. Posted by Melissa 1st December, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Sorry search import taxes to find out country profile as goes taxes in your country

  232. Posted by Paras Soni 13th December, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    i am from India, i am about to order goods worth $1000 dollars, which will include mobiles, mp4, car dvd, etc, can anyone guide me how to clear the customs at mumbai airport, or any idea how much the import duties will be charged, any help will be very grateful

  233. Posted by URIEL GARCIA 29th December, 2008 at 8:15 am

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  235. Posted by karan ch 13th January, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    what is the import duties for electronic products in india?

  236. Posted by shell 18th January, 2009 at 4:08 am

    what is the import duties from japan/china to ireland on a eletronis product

  237. Posted by michael 21st March, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I would like to know how mutch are taxes to Romania for two small gagedts?

  238. Posted by Rizwan 24th March, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    what duty tax to pay in India for import a mp4 player from china ???

  239. Posted by juliano 25th April, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Brazil´s costummer charges 60% upon all products and upon shipping fee expenses as well.
    Too Much Onerous your delivery fee expenses are. I imagine my profits are going to your postage agency not to me. I came to

    the conclusion that you charge products by the total SUM price, HOHOHO. this way no way to buy from you, sorry.
    Simulation on Products summs= US$ 1,116.00 and shipping costs = Fedex: US$ unbelievabe: 149.83
    Is not there another more reasonable option? Like EMS? Please provide a way that brazilian people have an option not to pay

    shopping fees for delievering, like DealExteme does with the option to mark as “gift” and uses EMS FREE Shipping costs.

  240. Posted by jimmy gallagher 13th May, 2009 at 5:48 am

    ANYBODY FROM IRELAND HERE. I AM STARTING OUT. GOT AN MP4 PLAYER TOTAL WITH SHIPPING €51.40 AIRMAIL.
    AN POST SENT AN EMAIL ASKING FOR DETAILS FROM PAYPAL ETC, TAX DUE AT 21.5% €10.99 + €6 HANDLING CHARGE
    DUTY STARTS AT €150
    CONTACT ME.

  241. Posted by tijuy 19th May, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I bought a slimming belt worth $109 from the US through e-bay and had it sent here in the Philippines specifically in Mandaluyong.. they charged me $31 worth of taxes.

  242. Posted by Pablo 22nd May, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Please somebody help me!!!
    por favor alguien ayudeme!!!

    Hello,

    what is the complete process to get chinavasion products to Mexico?
    do I need to be registered as importer or just follow the buy steps and the product will come with my at the provioded address? even if I bought 50 items?

    Hola,
    Cual es el proceso completo para traer productos de chinavasion a Mexico?
    necesito estar registrado como un importador o solamente sigo los pasos para hacer la compra y el producto me va a llegar a la direccion proporcionada sin mas problema?

    Gracias – Thank you!!!

  243. Posted by Pablo 22nd May, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Who, where and when is the moment to pay the required taxes for the product arrival to Mexico?

    como, donde y en que momento se pagan los impuestos por el ingreso del producto a Mexico?

    Thank you!

  244. Posted by Kai 11th June, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Be careful by importing MP3 and MP4 Players in Germany. The tax office will have: 19% for VAT and additional up to 34% for 3th-Country-Tax (Drittlandszollsatz)

  245. Posted by Tibi 11th June, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I would like to know what are the shipping taxes to Romania for a small package

  246. Posted by Fpotex 17th June, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Klasss forum u vas!

  247. Posted by Cruind 5th July, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Gut!

  248. Posted by Andre 20th July, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Hello !
    Shipping to Belgium should NOT be done with UPS/FEDEX/DHL !!!
    Above companies ALWAYS charge you with the following costs :
    Paperwork : 15 Euro
    Duties : +/- 30% on electronics from 3rd countries (China)
    VAT on the TOTAL amount, thus including transport.
    Use normal AIRMAIL/EMS instead. In 6 out of 10 you will get your parcel by only paying 10 Euro .

  249. Posted by Mihai Petrisor 21st July, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    For Romanian importers:
    - 19% VAT (TVA in Romanian) – they ask this tax for ALL objects, no matter if it is gifts or samples, small or big, light or heavy.
    - duty taxes from 0% up to 30% for some gadgets – you may check it there are or not some taxes on: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds/cgi-bin/tarchap?Lang=RO (in Romanian). Link I posted is callde “Consultare TARIC”, if you want to see the categories of products you have to click on “Cautare” button.
    Note: for mobile phones duty taxes = 0. Sometime, if the parcel is small and it is sent by Speed-Post (airmail) you may received it without any taxes, but that depends on your luck and the mood of custom officers ;)

  250. Posted by Gareth 21st July, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Mihai,

    Thank you vey much for your input. The English version for that page is http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds/cgi-bin/tarchap?Lang=ENG if anybody is interested.

  251. Posted by Mihai Petrisor 22nd July, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Hello Gareth,
    You are very welcome. If you are Romanian and you have more questions, please feel free to ask me, and it will be my pleasure to answer.
    Also I wish to express my gratitude for Rose Li`s “China import course” – it is very usefull.

  252. Posted by LnddMiles 22nd July, 2009 at 1:28 am

    The best information i have found exactly here. Keep going Thank you

  253. Posted by Marius Keraitis 11th August, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Tried shipping with UPS and DHL, tho DHL might look cheaper for shipping, they charge way more for customs so they become pricier then UPS.

    Also our customs got smarter for lower invoice prices, you need to provide payment slip. and it should match..the way around it is hidden payments for something, lets say phone is 100$ if you make it lower price like 75$ you must also add packing and handling 25$ so the SUM matches, but item is still cheaper. they would like to see shipping prices in invoices too.

    In Lithuania, customs charge 14%+18% of item value, so its about ~30% of your order value.

  254. Posted by dedra williams 2nd October, 2009 at 2:49 am

    IN USA CUSTOMS SAID “IF IT’S UNDER 800.00 ITS NO FEES AT ALL ” :) BUT I ONLY ASKED ABOUT THE CELL PHONE FEES IM NOT SURE ABOUT OTHER ITEMS ,CALL YOUR LOCAL AIRPORT ASK FOR CUSTOMS .

  255. Posted by WASYL BRYTAN 22nd October, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I came across this article which may be of use to Canadians:

    Duty-Free Imports from China into Canada
    The 13 product classifications below represent some of the largest and fastest-growing imported products from China in 2008. Yet while these leading imports total about US$10 billion in sales for China, Canada generates no tariff revenues from the People’s Republic on these foreign-made goods.

    The list is sorted based on imports with the highest sales in 2008.

    1.Computer laptops and notebooks (code 847130) … US$2.2 billion
    2.Video games (950410) … $1.2 billion
    3.Cell phones (851712) … $708.2 million
    4.Computer monitors (852851) … $611.1 million
    5.Modems, routers and switches (851762) … $536.1 million
    6.Computer printer parts (847330) … $430.5 million
    7.Digital cameras, TV cameras and video recorders (852580) … $410.2 million
    8.Commercial battery chargers, power supplies and controllers (850440) … $270.8 million
    9.Coke and semi-coke from coal, lignite or peat (270400) … $270.5 million
    10.Printed circuit assemblies (851770) … $266.1 million
    11.Other units of computers like adapters (847180) … $264 million
    12.Computer magnetic storage drives (847170) … $244.6 million
    13.Computer printers including ink-jet printers (844332) … $243.4 million.
    If the government of Canada was to apply modest tariff rates to the above Chinese imports, the resulting revenues would go a long way in reducing Canada’s growing domestic deficits and unemployment rates.

    Sources: Industry Canada’s Trade Data Online, based on Statistics Canada reports as of October 7, 2009 and Canada Border Services Agency’s online customs tariff manual.

    Read more here

  256. Posted by bilal 22nd November, 2009 at 7:30 am

    can any body let me know about taxes on import from china in pakistan??

  257. Posted by Susana C. 30th November, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Para Portugal, aconselho a não efectuarem encomendas cujo o valor do produto(s) mais os portes (e seguro) ultrapassem os 150E porque a partir desta quantia vão ter de pagar a taxa aduaneira, abaixo deste valor estão isentos de taxa aduaneira e apenas pagam o IVA (21%) mais os direitos aduaneiros. Aconselho vivamente a encomendar apenas por AirMail, porque assim a encomenda é tratada pelos CTT e não pagam as taxas exorbitantes das transportadoras, que muito prontamente tratam do processo de desalfandegamento(são muito rápidas, mas depois preparem-se para a talhada por este serviço!!!), por isso para que por AirMail a sua encomenda não chegue dois meses após a compra, sejam sinceros (a alfandega já não cai na desculpa do “produto amostra” e “baixo valor”, ou “artigo defeituoso”), peçam antes para que junto á encomenda incluam uma factura/recibo e/ou comprovativo de pagamento, com tudo dentro da encomenda é só os senhores da alfandega e CTT verificarem, fazerem as contas, expedirem para o destino e no fim você receber o aviso a dizer para ir levantar a sua encomenda e pagar o imposto(veja a formula em baixo para não apanhar nenhuma surpresa), não se esqueça de levar o seu BI ou Cartão do Cidadão.
    Devido à quantidade exorbitante de mercadorias que chegam diariamente às alfândegas nacionais, nem todos os produtos são inspeccionados e taxados. As encomendas levantadas na alfândega pelos CTT têm menor probabilidade de serem taxadas, segundo informações prestadas por vários cibernautas que recorrem frequentemente às compras transfronteiriças. Além disso, o serviço dos CTT é o mais barato.

    Formula rápida de calcular as taxas:

    IVA: 21%
    Direitos: Depende (ver *Documento com Taxas em vigor*)
    IEC (Imposto Especial de Consumo): Só para tabaco, produtos petrolíferos, e bebidas alcoólicas.
    Taxa de Apresentação na Alfândega: ?? Mínimo 2,5€ ??
    Impresso: 1,50€
    Imposto de Selo: 1,50€
    Taxa CTT: +/- 0,15€
    Emolumentos: +/- 0,15€

    (Preçototal*21%)+3.30+0[Direitos]+0[IEC]+2.5[Ap. Alfândega]

    Quando o valor do IVA calculado é inferior a 10€ este não é cobrado.

    Na situação de haver uma encomenda que excede os 22€ o IVA irá ser calculado à percentagem devida (para a grande maioria dos artigos é 20%). Por ex.: Para um artigo de 45€ corresponde um iva de 9€ (20% de 45€), como este está abaixo dos 10€ não é cobrado.

    exemplo de formula: no caso do produto ter um preço base de 70 € (já com os portes incluídos), os cálculos serão os seguintes:

    70,00 €
    + 20 %
    ———
    84 €

    + 7 € (taxa de apresentação á alfandega, impressos, direitos, etc)
    ————————–
    Sub-total: 91 €

    NOTA: O que é preciso ter mesmo atenção é a taxa de apresentação/desalfandegamento, que é bastante variável, e depende dos honorários do despachante. Podes pedir para seres tu a tratar do desalfandegamento: Se vier por uma empresa privada (ex: UPS) basta ires a sede, pedir a carta de porte e ir a Alfândega de Lisboa; se o remetente mandou por uma companhia de correios estatal, no Aviso de Desalfandegamento, basta não assinalar o campo que autoriza o desalfandegamento pelos serviços alfandegários.
    Devo lembrar que ficar retido ou ser fiscalizado na Alfândega não significa que levamos com o IVA e todas as outras taxas – é um processo verdadeiramente aleatório, sendo aqui, que o tracking online se torna bastante útil.

    Resumo:
    Pedir que seja declarado como “Gift”, “Sample”, “Repair” ou que é mesmo um “Discounted Item” é uma mais valia, que não é 100% fiável, a Alfândega está sempre no direito de pedir um valor. A isenção de taxas alfandegárias de produtos até 150€.
    Por tua conta, podes sempre pedir ao vendedor que mande como particular, declare um valor que caiba em 150€ (produto+portes=total), venha uma factura dentro da caixa com o valor “reduzido”, e seja na mesma marcado como “Gift” se o despacho é feito com esse valor e dá entrada na alfândega, se tiverem dúvidas sobre os valores e conseguirem provar que o valor está errado (ou seja, foi declarado um valor abaixo do real) é o suficiente para a alfândega participar do importador, o que origina numa coima (multa) que poderá ser de minimo 175€/350€ (minimo).
    Em ultima analise, o tamanho da encomenda conta, se for de tamanho grande (ex: uma torre de computador ou portátil) é muito provável ser fiscalizado, se for de pequenas dimensões (ex: DVD) não se importam e passa facilmente, apesar de ser um processo totalmente aleatório.

    Serviços de transporte
    - USPS Priority e Flat-Rate, têm +/- 30% de ser fiscalizado na alfândega.
    - USPS Express Mail e Global Express Mail, permitem o *desalfandegamento rápido* (e mais barato) pelos CTTExpresso (EMS) em 24Hrs, mas a probabilidade é +/- 70% de ser fiscalizado.
    - UPS, DHL ou FedEx, têm 100% de hipóteses que vai ser regulado/fiscalizado (possíveis acordos), por outras palavras é certinho e direitinho ir ter a alfândega. Pedir sempre por companhia de correios estatal (Ex.: USA > USPS, Hongkong Postal Service, etc).
    Os CTT Expresso têm alfândega própria pelo que (à partida) sai muito mais barato mandar vir pelo correio normal, o transporte fica mais barato e as próprios taxas a pagar serão mais baixas porque penso (penso, não tenho a certeza) que os CTT não cobram taxa para desalfandegar o envio.

    Se o envio vier por DHL, Fedex, UPS, etc, ao chegar a Portugal por norma o cliente é contactado e informado que chegou a mercadoria “x” ou “y” que precisa de ser desalfandegada, e por norma dão ao cliente duas hipóteses, ir o cliente à alfândega ou utilizarem o despachante de cada uma dessas empresas para tratar do despacho.Tudo isto envolve custos, mesmo para o cliente ir à alfândega tem de pagar a cada uma das empresas para cederem a documentação original e contramarcada do V/ envio.

    Informações adicionais respectivas a Alfândega

    Para o Serviço Correspondências – Encomendas, se o local de destino do objecto pertencer aos Códigos Postais 3000, 4000, 5000 ou 6000, poderá ser solicitado o desalfandegamento no Porto (nas instalações dos CTT sitas na R da Guarda 718 – PERAFITA), devendo ser assinalado e assinado o campo respectivo no Aviso para Desalfandegamento.

    Para o Serviço EMS/EPG (Quick), a CTT Expresso têm ao dispor meios próprios para o ajudar no desalfandegamento (mais baratos que os serviços alfandegários). Para utilizar estes serviços, é necessário apenas enviar os documentos solicitados conforme indicado no Aviso para Desalfandegamento.

    A Delegação Aduaneira das Encomendas Postais assegura o exercício desconcentrado das competências da Alfândega do Aeroporto de Lisboa, competindo-lhe o desalfandegamento das mercadorias que utilizam a via postal. No ano de 1999 a Direcção-Geral das Alfândegas e dos Impostos Especiais sobre o Consumo assinou um Protocolo de Cooperação com os CTT-Correios de Portugal, S.A.. No momento presente, o tráfego postal internacional, não comunitário, está centralizado, em Lisboa, nesta delegação.

    Delegação Aduaneira das Encomendas Postais
    Av. Marechal Gomes da Costa
    1849-001 LISBOA

    Chefe: Dr. Jaime Neves
    Telefone: 21 831 81 42
    Fax: 21 837 14 33
    E-mail: [email protected]

    A posse e guarda dos objectos postais até ao seu desalfandegamento são da responsabilidade dos serviços postais CTT – Correios de Portugal, S.A.

    Para obter informações sobre as mercadorias encomendadas pode utilizar:
    · Linha Pesquisa de Objectos: 808 200 220 – para Linha CTT: 707 26 26 26
    · http://www.ctt.pt
    · Informaçã[email protected]

    Espero que esta informação lhes seja útil e boas compras!!

  258. Posted by chris 2nd January, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Does anyone have any information on taxes and import fees in the U.S? I’m new to dropshipping and I want to dropship items that cost $50 and under.

    I don’t want to start selling until I find out how much the taxes and fees are…

  259. Posted by chris earley 3rd January, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I’m from the United States and I would like to know how much taxes would cost on a single watch. Price: around $26.00 with shipping. I would also like to know about mp3 and mp4 players under $65.

    If anyone has any information can you please tell me? I’m going to start dropshipping and I want to know all of the import fees and taxes before I start selling.

  260. Posted by Diesel 21st January, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Hey guys. I’m writing about Switzerland, hope my info helps.

    The customs tax is actually the country’s VAT. To be more specific, it is the canton (county/district) VAT, i.e. not all cantons have the same VAT. For example, Vaud has 7.6%, Zurich 7.5%.

    The bad thing is that they open anything that enters the country. So there is no point in declaring you have a $10 gift inside, when they’ll see the mobile phone. They will send me a letter demanding me to give them the real value, and the whole letter sending and repacking will cost me almost 50% of the value, even with this low VAT.

    My suggestion: if you ship to Switzerland, contact the customer (if he hasn’t contacted you already) and establish a common point of view: how much to write on the invoice, how much to declare the value.

    Hope this helps,
    Cheers and keep on creating great products!
    Diesel

  261. Posted by Peter 22nd January, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    South Africa Customs:
    Ordered a media player/recorder through Chinavasion and had to make an additional payment when DHL delivered it equivalent to the VAT (14%) on the declared value plus a R70 DHL service fee. Still worked out cheaper than anything similar I could source locally.

  262. Posted by erick of Philippine 7th February, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I just purchased two items as a test for my plan to drop ship here in the Philippines. But to my surprise I was informed by the UPS staff that customs held the package due to unrealistic declaration, and they advice me to write a letter of appeal and show some prof of the price and I did. But the next day UPS send me back my letter of the appeal with comment from the customs officer saying ” Sir, Just pay the Ph2,112 duties and taxes” which is equivalent to $40 is ridiculous. So I didn’t argue anymore, and just pay the said amount in COD. I don’t know if this is their benchmark since I saw somebody here paid the same amount as I did. The total of my product price is $191.00 including the shipping. Now I’m thinking twice to pursue the drop shipping business, for those who already started I would to hear their story good luck everyone…

  263. Posted by Gareth 8th February, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Hi Erick,

    We’re sorry to hear about your difficulties. Normally, in these situations, we would recommend EMS delivery but as we understand it is not available in your region. You are more than welcome to put any declaration instructions into the shipping instructions box on the checkout or send them via email to [email protected]. If you want to continue to use courier services and pay the tax for customers it is possible with Courier accounts.

  264. Posted by Hans 13th February, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    to The Netherlands

    Waarde van goederen < 22 Euro = GEEN heffingen

    Waarde van goederen 150 Euro = 14% over Factuurbedrag + Verzendkosten en 19% BTW over factuur+porto+14%
    Leuker kunnen we het niet maken nietwaar? Belasting over belasting…

    Bij een bedrag lager dan 150 euro gebeurd het soms dat niet eens 19% Btw betaald hoeft te worden. Zoals in mijn geval hahaha Mazzel dus.

    En ga je persoonlijk naar Shenzhen om het op te halen ? tot 430 euro invoerrechten vrij :-)

    ENGLISH:

    Value on Invoice max. 22 Euro = No Tax
    Invoice max. 150 Euro = + 19% Tax (BTW)
    Invoice more than 150 Euro = 14% over Invoice+Shipping
    and on top of that 19 % BTW

    Sometimes, if you’r lucky, you not even have to pay the 19% BTW in Case of Invoice < 150 Euro

    If you plan a Trip to Shenzhen to pick up the Goods personally :-) you may import it Duty-Free up to a Amount of 430 Euro.

    Good Luck
    Succes

  265. Posted by Rômulo Xavier da Costa 18th February, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    could have my purchases declared in the less than a 50 doral.

  266. Posted by Gareth 2nd March, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Hi Romulo,

    It should be possible just make a note in the special instructions box in the checkout.

  267. Posted by Benoit 3rd March, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Hi everybody.

    Regarding Belgium destination, EMS is the best choice regarding fees… not regarding speed (2 to 3 weeks).

    Through UPS, DHL and FedEx, you will be charged 10 to 15 euros for administration, plus 30% to 75% of the declared amount for customs office.

    A short story : I bought a car dvd player at 63 euros (declared on the delivery note). For it, I had to pay 49 euros to customs office and 15 euros to FedEx. Total fees = 64 euros for a 63 euros DVD player.

    Sadly true. Nice importation politic.

    You could find more info at :
    http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/index_fr.htm
    http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/tariff_aspects/customs_tariff/index_fr.htm
    http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds/cgi-bin/tarchap?Lang=FR

    There is no clear information at a single place, but these pages can give you an approach.

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  269. Posted by sanyuan 19th March, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Yes, the tax to brazil is hard, we manufacture TV SET TOP BOX to Brazil, our customer complain that the tax is too high. But i am not sure whether it is 60%, anyway, brazil tax is high. And Cyprus client said that their tax is 30%

  270. Posted by getza 22nd March, 2010 at 9:20 am

    ask for dady if the car have a mp3 and where i can go drive it.

  271. Posted by Kevin Doocey 9th April, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Got the Odyssey phone to Ireland, Mayo to be precise.

    Paid a pretty big €35.84 extra for taxes and charges by UPS.
    So far, the extra €35 has been worth it.

    Not sure about other delivery companies but UPS obviously valued this item very highly to charge that amount of import duty, VAT and additional tax.

    Hope I’ve cleared a little up for some of you Irish customers.

  272. Posted by bruno 14th April, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Hello,
    does anybody know how much taxes I have to pay when ordering to Germany?

  273. Posted by Gareth 19th April, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Hi Intan,

    Here at Chinavasion we do optimize our receipts but cannot put gift/present into the box. Reason being is that customs usually ignores that anyway.

  274. Posted by José Sousa 24th April, 2010 at 5:50 am

    The articles are nice. Clearance rates are very high in Portugal which restricts further requests for Portuguese. The fees are a genuine “theft”
    ghega to be the same value as the article request. We must change this schema

  275. Posted by juarez 29th April, 2010 at 2:11 am

    How do I avoid paying customs rate of 60% of Brazil?

  276. Posted by Intan 1st May, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    import rules from Indonesia Country
    http://www.beacukai.go.id/index.php

  277. Posted by LOUISA DILLON 1st June, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I do not think I have seen this described in such an informative way before. You really have made this so much clearer for me. Thanks!

  278. Posted by M Ellen 13th July, 2010 at 7:53 am

    What are the import charges for an $1,000 item purchased from China to USA? Who can I contact to find out how to be sure that I get the right item? Can you pay an insurance fee to be sure that you are safe in getting what you paid for? Thanks for your help?

  279. Posted by Adrian 20th July, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Ellen,

    Please speak to the authorities in the USA about this – we cannot advise as the rules there may be changing all of the time. Thanks.

  280. Posted by Wagner Suzuki 22nd August, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    In Brazil the rules to import are hard…We have to pay 60% in taxes of the product + trasportation. but if you put a invoice with 50usd and say you are a non companie, or better send me like a gift, we dont have to pay. is it posible to do?
    What is Tax ID in registration?

    First Name*: Ok
    Last Name*: Ok
    Company Name: Ok
    Street Address*: Ok
    Post Code / ZIP Code*: Ok
    City*: Ok
    Telephone number*: Ok
    Tax ID (optional): ?????????????
    Country*: Please Select Ok
    State: Ok

  281. Posted by Adrian 23rd August, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Hi Waguinho,

    We can offer help to customers importing goods into Brazil. Please check the following articles:
    http://support.chinavasion.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=14
    http://support.chinavasion.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=123
    http://support.chinavasion.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=129

    We don’t declare shipments as ‘gifts,’ but we will help you by giving a useful, but realistic value on the declaration.

    If you have more questions, please let us know.

  282. Posted by David 30th August, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    In switzerland we have 7.6 % tax + about 25 dollars (sometime less) handling fee for parcels over 65 swiss francs.

  283. Posted by paber62 18th September, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    CAN SOMEONE LIVING IN USA OR CANADA TELL ME ABOUT IMPORT TAXES OR FEES ABOUT PRODUCTS BOUGHT FROM CHINA : CELL PHONES, MP3/MP4 PLAYERS, CAMCORDERS, CAR VIDEO, SAT NAV, AND SO ON?

  284. Posted by Praveen 20th September, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    hi!
    does anyone knows how much are the taxes to India??

  285. Posted by Sean Hennessy 18th November, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Regarding importing from China to Ireland, I have written an article on my website which clarifies the situation regarding import duties.
    the link to the article is as follows: http://soileire.com/html/import_duty.html
    Please feel free to read the article and if you have any further queries please contact me; all the contact details are on the website.

  286. Posted by Petersson 18th January, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Hi from Sweden! I have a company based on dropshipping and selling through my website. The worst thing that can happen is when the shipping company (DHL etc) charges my costumer the import tax when they pick up the package. So I signed up with DHL and got a account number. If Chinavasion writes my account number on the shipment air waybill, DHL vill charge my company for any vat or tax but deliver the package to my costumer. (I always choose DHL for shipping)
    Now I only have to get Chinavasion to write my DHL account number on the shipment air waybill. I hope we can find an understanding!

  287. Posted by Matcox 16th February, 2011 at 4:44 am

    When shipping in Slovenia You are free of any tax if your item value and post cost is under 22€. If amount is from 23- 150 € you have to pay 20% of VAT+ customs handling. For the 150- 700€ you have to pay import tax (I think is 2,5%, but NOT SURE) + VAT (20%)+ customs handling. Over 700€ you have to get Import declaration and Shipping service.

    Tnx for quick delivery :)

  288. Posted by david k 1st September, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Hello

    Poseidon – Waterproof 720P HD Sports Action Video Camera with Remote Control.

    For the above product I always have to pay between £6 – £8 for customs is there a way to stop this from happening.

    Portable Multimedia DVD Player with 12 Inch LCD (16:9)

    For the above product one in three deliveries i will be asked to pay customs of between £6 – £8 there is no consistency and also no way of knowing why one product is being charged and not the other.

    regards
    david

  289. Posted by E?lenceli oyunlar 13th October, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you very much.

  290. Posted by Silvana 17th February, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Hi i need to know how to import from china to ecuador and how much are the taxes

  291. Posted by Shirley 17th February, 2013 at 11:35 am

    What kind of products do you want to import from China to your country?

  292. Posted by Rob 20th January, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Just received my parcel that I had paid €76.20 for and when it arrived in Spain the courier DHL wanted a further €28.36. This was made up of €10.21 importation tax plus a ridiculous management fee of €18.15!

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