Customs & Import tax
Customs is a government agency responsible for regulating shipments entering a country or region. All shipments being sent to and from a country or region must clear customs first. It’s always buyer’s responsibilities to clear customs and pay the relevant custom duties.
In the most countries, however, you have to pay taxes or duties on imported goods. Sometimes goods under a certain value, or in certain categories, do not incur taxes.
The rules are different in every country. Unfortunately there is no way for us to know the rules, regulations, customs, traditions, practices, loopholes, schemes, systems, paperwork, codes, laws, or rulings of every single country.
Therefore, we cannot, and will not, offer advice about taxes in your country. As for buyer, it is your responsibility to find out that information before you order.
If you have to pay import taxes and/or additional duties and sales taxes, then you would have to pay that to the courier upon receipt of the package(s). We can’t calculate this for you or you cannot pre-pay it. If you are drop-shipping or sending a gift item to someone, please make sure they are aware of the possibility of having to pay taxes when receiving the goods.
Please find out as much as you can about your import taxes in your own country before completing your order. If you find out information about the import tax situation in your country, and you believe there are ways to minimize the taxes you have to pay (or eliminate the taxes altogether), just tell us what you need, by putting instructions (regarding Description of Goods,Declared Value,Packing etc.) in the “Order Notes” field during checkout. We are more than happy to follow your instructions.
- If the items are detained by customs, who is responsible for clearance of the items?
If the items are detained by Customs after the shipment has been left the seller’s country, the buyer has responsibility for clearance of the detained items.
- If a very large order is delivered from China to my country, will Customs detain my order?
Yes, it is a possibility. Then customs will ask you to pay the taxes. We suggest you to ask the seller in advance to split your orders into several smaller packages, to be shipped out on different time to avoid possible seizure.
- If custom duties are incurred, who is responsible?
It is the buyer’s responsibility for any custom duty fees that may be charged upon delivery. How the import duty will be charged depends on each country’s custom policies.