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A tax collected on imports and some exports by the customs authorities of a country.

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Migrating to Australia with a *lot* of alcohol [closed]

I'm a bit of a hobbyist cocktail mixer, and as such I have a nicely stocked bar at home. In a couple of weeks, I will be migrating to Australia (from The Netherlands, if it matters), and I'm trying to ...
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Bringing back new items to USA from Canada

I am a dual USA/Canada citizen, and I recently travelled to Canada by car, from USA, and in my car I had 2 laptops valued at $650 each. I declared them at the border and everything was fine. My ...
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Canadian import duties for a non-resident

I am a UK resident, and will be traveling to Toronto, Ontario in a couple weeks. I have ordered a laptop from a US company who state: International orders ship via UPS. Generally, shipments are ...
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Travelling with expensive jewelries gift from my princess employer

Im worried because one of my relative from philippines told me i cant go home with this expensive jewelries that my employer gave me because she love that i work good for her. She told me that ...
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Bring 200 boxes of slimming coffee to the US

Can I bring boxes of green slimming coffee to my relatives in the USA? Around 200 boxes of green coffee each containing 7 sachets. They are BFAD approved in the Philippines and in Dubai. This is ...
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Can I bring snake wine from Vietnam to Europe?

update I could smuggle two small bottles in my big suitcase. The rice alcohol with a snake in it is being sold in most souvenir shops, I finally bought it today on my last day in Vietnam because it’s ...
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2 laptops (1 professional and 1 personal ) and 1 iPad [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to India (Delhi airport) from the United States. I want to take my 2 laptops (1 personal and 1 professional) as well as my tablet (iPad). Am I allowed to take 3 gadgets in my ...
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Stopover in Dubai and import laws

A few friends and I are travelling from Ireland to Japan in a month and we have a 4-hour stopover in Dubai both ways (flights are all with Emirates). According to the Dubai Customs website "Original ...
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Do I have to pay import duties for electronics bought in duty free shop on my arrival to other country?

I'm a citizen of east European country. I'm going to visit Dubai. I plan to buy some electronics at Dubai duty free stores on my arrival to Dubai. Will I have to pay duties for electronics I buy ...
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How do Customs determine the value of imported items from the US to the EU?

Every passenger arriving from outside the EU has a €430 duty-free allowance for imported goods. How is the value of an object determined? E.g., if I buy an iPad in the US that costs €400, but the ...
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Import tax for a product coming from EU and arriving in US

My friend is visiting Germany for some time. During the stay her notebook broke so she got a new one as a present from someone else in Germany. The receipt shows that about ~1200€ (roughly $1500) were ...
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Retroactive duty charged on reimportation of luxury purse to Canada

I live in Toronto, Canada. I recently returned from a trip to New York. I was away for 5 days and declared $750CAD for the purchase of a designer belt and some cosmetics. This was exactly the amount I ...
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Will I owe customs duty on Xbox One X while going to India?

I have recently bought an Xbox One X which cost around 534 USD including taxes. I wish to take it with me to India (Hyderabad). But I am worried about the duty imposed on it, which might be more than ...
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Bringing USED iMacs into the UK from the USA

I have two iMacs, which are well used and five years old. Am I allowed to bring them into the UK for free, given their age, or do I have to pay VAT or something else at the border at Heathrow?
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Are import duties supposed to be paid within the airport customs area itself?

If a person enters via an airport and custom says he/she needs to pay import taxes, does he/she need to pay inside the airport custom area itself or can he/she pay after exiting the airport? Should ...
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Are import duties at airport customs levied on temporary items? [closed]

Suppose a traveler brings in some item that is outside the "duty-free" exemption. Is the traveler only supposed to pay duties on the item if he/she is bringing the item into the country permanently? ...
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Can I purchase a laptop computer in Japan and bring it back into the US without issue? Would I have to pay duty?

We are planning a two-month trip to Japan, at which time I'd like to purchase a computer for personal use. I would also like to permanently bring this computer back to the United States with me. Is ...
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Is the tax-free allowance applicable per item or per total cost of all items combined in a baggage

The official UK document says: You can bring in other goods worth up to £390 (or up to £270 if you arrive by private plane or boat). If a single item’s worth more than your allowance you pay any duty ...
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Does declaring items on customs necessarily imply taxes owed?

If an item needs to be declared on customs for any country when arriving by airport, and you declare that item, does that necessarily mean that you will need to pay duty/taxes on that item?
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Australian immigration long-stay 457 visa - do we need to pay tax on our engagement ring? [closed]

Edit: moved this over to the expatriates stackexchange: https://expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/11098
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Keurig and K-Cups in Checked Luggage

I'm an Indonesian college student studying at U.S. Going back home for summer break this May with a rather absurd luggage: 136 K-Cups and a Keurig Coffee Machine. Why? Because I love coffee. I ...
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Can I import electronics from India to Bangladesh while traveling?

I am from Bangladesh and I am planning for a trip to India in the next month. I also have a plan to buy a Macbook Pro, iPhone, and DSLR camera when I am in India as the price of the items here in ...
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Do I need to pay import duty for bringing disassembled desktop computer to USA?

I'm going to UC Berkeley for an one-year program months later and I want to have my desktop PC with myself. The thread discusses how, while it doesn't contain information about import duty & taxes....
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Bringing foods from Mexico to UK

I'm travelling to Mexico for several weeks with my Mexican wife, and we wish to bring a number of things back with us, but we're worried about if anything is not allowed. We know that we can only ...
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How much import tax on electronics is being enforced on personal laptops, smartphones and IPads in Thailand?

We are family of 4 (2 kids (5 and 7) + 2 adults) coming from UK to Bangkok this January, each will be bringing their laptop (4 total), smartphone (3 total) and kids will also have their Ipads (2), and ...
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Do I have to pay duty or taxes on bags of coffee as I transit the USA and enter the UK?

My question is perhaps unusual, but I want to make sure I won't have any problems. Can I travel with three bags of coffee, each 250 grams for personal use. I have a layover in the US before my onward ...
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Bringing whale meat in to the EU

Can I bring whale meat from Iceland to EU? (I am based in Poland but I guess everywhere in the EU rules are the same.)
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What if recipient of the package can't pay the duty and tax on a shipment [closed]

I sent a package to my friend in nigeria I never sent put of the us and they can't pay duty and tax I shipped by ups I even called ups to see if I could pay it but since it was shipped at local store ...
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Payment methods for customs duties at Toronto Pearson Airport

At the Canadian customs checkpoint at Terminal 3 of the Toronto Pearson International Airport, if a traveler needs to pay duty on an item, what payment methods are accepted? Specifically: Will US ...
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What and why do I have to declare when on a plane back home?

When I exited NYC a few years back, I was asked to fill in a form while in the plane to the Netherlands. The form asked me if I had anything to declare. I was at that time and still am unsure of what ...
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What are the restrictions regarding bringing back items into the United States, bought in India?

I am a US citizen planning to travel to India and I hear the shopping there is quite fair. In particular the electronics. I want to get a few items to bring back home with me. So are there any ...
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Bringing mangos from the UK to Russia as a gift

There is an existing question here Mangos on flight from Palawan to Manila? that addresses a different case. We are hopping over to Russia tomorrow, I will return the same day/next day but my family ...
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Which country in South East Asia will be cheapest to import and register an imported car?

I want to drive a car from Europe to South East Asia, probably a 40-year old Volvo Laplander C304 valued at around 10000 EUR, and then leave the vehicle registered in my name anywhere in South East ...
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Bringing pre-made bird's nest soup into the UK

I have an Asian tourist who wants to bring into the UK bags of pre-made bird's nest soup which is apparently very expensive in Asia and needs some advice on this. Is this item allowed? If so, what ...
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Are import duties the same when travelling by plane or sending by mail?

I am a Dutch citizen and I would like to know what calculator I can use to calculate import taxes on things I take with me from the USA to the Netherlands after my holiday. For example, I would like ...
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How much electronics can I bring duty-free on a plane to Ireland from outside the EU?

I'm travelling to Dublin, Republic of Ireland from Malaysia very soon for postgraduate studies. I have this Asus MG279Q gaming monitor that I would like to bring along. Are there any charges if I were ...
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How many phones can I take to Ukraine?

I will be going to Ukraine soon from New York. Some of my family members in Ukraine were asking us to bring some phones. How many phones can I take to Ukraine if the other phones are packed into the ...
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In Transit - Value of Goods

There's a question in a customs declaration form asking the "Total Value of goods that will remain in the US", since I'm only in the US for a layover to Canada and I'm not leaving anything in the US ...
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Import Duty on electronics being brought to India from the USA [duplicate]

hey my friend is coming back from usa to india,he is carrying used 2 laptops and 4 used mobiles.and my iphone 6s plus 128gb is among them.will it lead to any problem.am ready to pay import duty,wat ...
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In Indonesia, is import duty levied on items intended as gifts?

My brother teaches English in Jakarta and is getting married in Bali in two weeks. I am going to his wedding. I'm flying into Jakarta and will be there a few days. As a wedding gift, I bought a new ...
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Importing a projector to the US from Germany

I have a projector in Germany that I bought for a modest price and I want to ask my friend to bring it to US (where I currently live). I was wondering will he end up paying import taxes? And is there ...
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American in Europe: can I avoid import fees?

I'm travelling across Europe, and my phone was stolen in Berlin. I'd like to buy a used replacement on ebay, but I see that I appear to be liable for a hefty import fee. Is that right? I'm only ...
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Is there a difference in max alcohol allowed to take to US between personal use and marketing use? [closed]

I'm planing to fly to the US for some meetings with local alcohol distributors. I need to bring with me about 10 beer brands from China 25-30 bottles each (the last leg of my flight will be China-US). ...
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Can I fly from US to Spain with 30 new watches in my luggage?

Can I fly from US to Spain carrying 30 new watches in my carry-on and/or checked luggage? I paid $60 for each new watch (I have the receipt) even though their retail price is over $500 each watch. ...
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How much goods can I bring into South Africa without paying import duty?

I have a watch that was bought through Amazon by a friend who is in South Africa and was sent to me as Amazon does not ship to South Africa. the intention is that i bring the watch with me in my hand ...
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Bringing brand new iPad and tablet

I planning to buy brand new iPad and tablet from the UK as I live here to take to Thailand for my cousin and my grandchild. Do I need to pay for custom tax?
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Import tax for used TV in Indian airports [duplicate]

Hi I am planning to take my used LED TV 40" from Riyadh to India so do I need to pay taxes at Indian airport for the old TV also? It's almost 10 months old, and I have the bill for it.
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What does the $900 limit apply to in Australia?

When I recently went to Sydney, I was surprised to find that you had to declare items if the total cost was above $900? That seems like a rather small amount. I checked the box in the immigration ...
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How much is the departure tax when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air? (CTG)

How much is the departure tax to pay when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air if you are a tourist? I've read online that in Bogota, there is a desk you can stop at in the airport if you are a tourist ...
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Send package from China to Europe [closed]

During my trip in China I wouldn't like to carry all my gifts in my bag, so I'm planning to send them by post. Where is the best place I could do this with minimum problems? I'm planning to send it in ...
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