Duties and Import Taxes
Customs is the government agency responsible for regulating goods that enter a country or region. All goods entering or leaving a country or region must first be cleared through customs. Customs clearance and payment of related duties are always the responsibility of buyers.
We do not charge taxes, VAT, or other concealed fees. That means you pay us the price we indicate on our website, namely the subtotal for items + shipping cost.
However, in most countries/regions, you must pay taxes or duties on imported goods. Sometimes, goods below a specific value or in a specific category are not subject to taxes.
The regulations may vary for each country. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing the rules, regulations, customs, traditions, practices, loopholes, schemes, systems, paperwork, norms, laws, or rulings of each country.
Therefore, we cannot and will not advise on taxation in your country. As a buyer, it is your responsibility to know this information before placing an order.
If you must pay import taxes and/or additional duties and sales taxes, then you must do so to the courier upon receipt of your package. We are not able to calculate this for you, nor to pay in advance. If you are shipping or sending a gift to someone on your behalf, please be sure they are aware of the taxes that may be applied upon receipt of the item.
Please learn as much as possible about your country's import taxes before completing your order. If you find information about the condition of import duties in your country/region that you believe allows you to minimize the amount of tax you have to pay (or exempt it completely), just tell us what you need, customs declaration, invoice, etc. by placing instructions (about labels, packaging). We are more than happy to follow your directions.
Q: Who will be responsible for customs clearance if the goods are detained by customs?
A: If the goods are detained by customs after leaving the country, the buyer is responsible for customs clearance.
Q: Will customs detain my order if a very large one is shipped to my country?
A: Yes, there is a possibility. We recommend that you ask us to split your order into several smaller packages in advance and have them shipped on different dates to avoid possible detention.
Q: Who will be responsible for customs duties, if there are any?
A: The buyer is responsible for any customs charges collected from the delivery. The way import duties are levied depends on the customs policy of each country/region.
Q: Is there a link where I can check the policy on taxation?
A: You may view information on taxes and customs on this three-party website.