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International Orders

Hoerr Racing Products strives to service our international customers and their shipments as efficiently as possible.

We offer (3) choices for International Shipments:

Parcel Shipments (1-50lbs)
  • UPS Worldwide Express
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited
  • UPS Worldwide Express SAVER - (Best Value)
  • **We charge 50% of the published UPS Rate of all international parcel shipments**
  • US Postal Service
    • Value Less than $500
    • With Insurance & Return Receipt Request
    **We will help you select best method for shipping**
Larger Shipments (50+ Lbs)
    • We will request 3-5 quotes to help minimize your shipping expense.
    • Note: Please provide your salesperson with Time in Transit requirements


    Companies we regularly contract:
    • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
    • DB Schenker
    • Phoenix International
    • DHL
    • ICS
    • TNT Express
Customer Preferred Carrier Arrangements
  • You may also arrange your own shipping carrier to handle your shipment. We will notify you via e-mail with your package weight and dimensions when your shipment is ready for PICK-UP.

 

BELOW YOU WILL FIND OUR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING GUIDELINES & DUTY TAX TIPS

Canada

Duty Rates:
20.00 Canadian Dollar

In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty and tax free (a broker is not required). Customs classifies shipments by value. Customs regulates, controls, and targets certain commodities. Shipments of these commodities require formal Customs clearance regardless of value.

Goods & Services Tax (GST)of 5% may apply to goods entering into Canada depending on factors such as:

  • commodity
  • origin
  • values
  • tariff
  • end use


Provincial Sales Tax (PST) is assessed on non-commercial shipments. In addition to individual agreements with specific Provinces, customs is obligated to collect a harmonized tax on behalf of certain Atlantic Provinces. Charges by Province are as follows:

ProvinceApplicable Charges
British Colombia 7 % on the GST value
Manitoba 7 % on the GST value
Ontario 8 % on the GST value
Quebec 7.5% on the value of GST plus PST
Saskatchewan 5 % on the GST value



Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will apply on non commercial commodities destined for New Brunswick, New Foundland and Nova Scotia. HST is 13% (8% for PST and 5% for GST).

Hoerr Racing Products offers (2) Services into Canada:

  • UPS Consolodated Standard Service – (Tuesday & Friday ONLY)
    • Brokerage Fee Reduction
    • GST, PST & HST Tax will be billed @ the time of invoice
      • NO ADDITIONAL FEES @ DELIVERY
  • UPS Worldwide Express Saver (Daily)

(Note we charge 50% of the UPS Published Rate on all UPS Saver Shipments into Canada)

 

Australia

Duty Rates:
1000.00 Australian Dollar

With the exception of alcohol, tobacco and prohibited items, when the Free on Board (FOB) value of the shipment is less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty and tax free.

Goods of U.S. Origin
Australian Customs may require a Certificate of Origin for goods claiming preferential terms under the U.S. - Australia Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). The goods must be wholly obtained or produced in the U.S. If U.S. origin is not stated on the commercial invoice at time of importation, preference will not be claimed and the standard schedule duty rate will apply. For more information, please visit www.customs.gov.au

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Australia. The tax is known as GST and has a standard rate of 10%.

 

New Zealand

Duty Rates:
400.00 New Zealand Dollar
In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, and the total sum of duty and tax does not exceed 50.00 New Zealand Dollar, the shipment may enter the country duty and tax free.

Clearance Comments
First time importers may experience delays of 2-3 business days to allocate an import code if the value of the shipment exceeds 1000.00 NZ. Once an importer has a code issued, future shipments should not experience processing delays.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to New Zealand. The tax is known as GST and has a standard rate of 12.5%.

 

 United Arab Emirates

Duty Rates:
1000.00 UAE Dirham

In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty and tax free.

Duty and Taxes

Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees. There is no Value Added Tax (VAT) for import shipments.

 

South Africa

Duty Rates:
400.00 Rand
Maximum Value - 400.00 Rand for shipments cleared in Johannesburg
Maximum Value - 200.00 Rand for Cape Town
In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty and tax free.


Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calValue
Added Tax is applied for shipments to South Africa. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 14% of the added tax value (ATV).
ATV = Value + 10% mark up + Duty. culating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

 

China

Duty Rates:
50.00 Yuan Renminbi
Shipments with total duty and tax amount not exceeding 50 Chinese Yuan. Samples and advertising materials with shipment value not exceeding 400 Chinese Yuan (CNY)


Products Made in China
For duty/tax exemption, the original China export declaration is required.


Clearance Comments
If shipments to China are not cleared within 3 months upon importation, Chinese Customs will confiscate the shipment. Confiscated shipments cannot be returned to the shipper. To avoid delays, the consignee's telephone number and fax number must be provided by the shipper.
Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to China. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 17%.

 

Brazil

Duty Rates:
0.00 US Dollar
All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.
Tax ID/VAT
Brazilian regulations mandate that the consignee's tax ID be included as part of the shipment information. Non compliance will result in delays and possible fines to the consignee.
Permit and License

    The consignee must provide an Import License/Permit for:
  • Any item for resale or that has a commercial value.
  • Shipments valued over 7,496 BRL.
  • Specific commodities determined by Customs in Brazil. Commodities requiring an Import License change frequently. To obtain a current list of these items contact UPS Brazil.




The consignee is responsible by law to apply for the Import License prior to the transportation. Failure to do so could result in a fine against the consignee, not the transportation company.


To avoid fines and Customs delays, this license must be obtained before the shipment is sent. An Import License specified the period during which it is valid. It enables the maximum time for importation of merchandise, or in certain cases, for registering the Import Declaration. The validity of and Import License cannot exceed 60 days.
Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Brazil. The tax is know as ICMS and has a standard rate of 18%. The VAT is calculated over the declared value plus the import duty value. If the shipment is freight collect the duties are assesed over the declared value plus freight value.

Non-Dutiables
Customs inspects documents to ascertain that no dutiable goods are combined with the non-docs, and clears them immediately. Incorrectly declared goods are reclassified to "dutiables" and are retained for clearance. Dutiables


On the day they arrive, dutiables are submitted for "pre-clearance", where Customs verifies the contents against the UPS manifest and against the invoice. At that time, they determine the value to be used for duty assessment/calculation. They either accept the value given, or assess a different value (based on experience, analogy or common sense).
Dutiable shipments, if destined to individuals in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegra, or Campinas brown areas will be considered for C.O.D. payment.

    Brazil has two import clearance modes, formal and courier.
  • Courier clearance mode: Every shipment with a declared value of US$1000.00 to US$2999.00. UPS Customs House Brokerage will call the consignee to confirm if they want courier mode or change to formal entry.
  • Formal clearance mode: Every shipment with a declared value equal to or above US$3000.00

 

Japan

Duty Rates:
10000.00 Japanese Yen


In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty and tax free.
Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Japan. The tax is known as CT and has a standard rate of 5%

 

Argentina

Duty Rates:
US Dollar
All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.


Door-to-Door Delivery
For door-to-door delivery service, the total shipment weight must not exceed 50 kg (110.2 lbs.) and the value of the shipment must not exceed US$1,000.00. Certain commodities will require formal entry (shipments with a declared value of US$1000.00 or greater) whether or not these stipulations are met. Check the commodities list for details. The weight limit for formal export is 70 kg total shipment. For all imports, the consignee Tax ID is required, no exceptions.


Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Argentina. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 21%.


The following duties and taxes apply: 21% VAT, 21% Import Tax. The total duties and taxes incurred are paid by the customer. The city of Ushuaia in Argentina, previously exempt from taxes, will begin paying duties/taxes. All imports must go through UPS Buenos Aires, AR, main port for export and imports, therefore all imports to Ushuaia will pay duties/taxes as normal.

 

Belgium

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)


Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be Customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License

Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code. The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license. The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further details

Duty and Taxes

Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees. iled information it is highly recomValue


Added Tax is applied for shipments to Belgium. The tax is known as TVA/BTW and has a standard rate of 21%. mended to contact your chamber of commerce.

 

Denmark


Duty Rates:
1150.00 Danish Krone


Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.


VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 80.00 Danish Krone (DKKK). Shipments with a value above 80 DKK need to be customs cleared as a formal entry.


Import License


Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.


The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.


The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.



Duty and Taxes

Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Denmark. The tax is known as MOMS and has a standard rate of 25%. Antiques and used goods purchased by importers are charged the VAT rate on 20% of the merchandise value.

 

England


Duty Rates:
120.00 British Pound
Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 18.00 GBP. Shipments with a value above 18.00 GBP need to be customs cleared as a formal entry.
Import License :



Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license from the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBEER).

An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license. The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods, not the country of export.

For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Duty and Taxes


Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to United Kingdom. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 17.5%, childrens clothing is VAT free. The VAT is calculated on the value of goods, freight and any duty charges which have been levied.

 

Finland


Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)

Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 45.00 EUR. Shipments with a value above 45.00 EUR need to be customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Finland. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 22%. A 17% rate applies for food supplies, and 8% on books and pharmaceuticals.

 

France

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)

Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code. The importer must obtain the import license rom the Ministry of Foreign Trade. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license. The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods, not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to France. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 19.6%. Depending on the nature of the goods (for clothes, textiles and leather) up to 1% additional tax rate may be added. Depending on the commodity the rate may be lowered to 5.5%. (e.g Childrens Books, Newspapers) - requires Governmental Agreement number.

 

Germany


Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)


Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be Customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees. Value Added Tax is applied to shipments to Germany. The tax is known as EUST and has a standard rate of 19%. In some cases, depending on commodity, the rate is 7%.

 

Great Britain/Scotland/United Kingdom

Duty Rates:
120.00 British Pound

Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume. VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 18.00 GBP. Shipments with a value above 18.00 GBP need to be customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license from the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBEER).

An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license. The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods, not the country of export.

For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to United Kingdom. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 17.5%, childrens clothing is VAT free. The VAT is calculated on the value of goods, freight and any duty charges which have been levied.

 

Greece

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)

Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be Customs cleared as a formal entry

Chinese Origin Goods
Depending on the product, the importer must provide a special Government License. Customs inspects all goods. Expect a clearance delay of approximately 5 to 6 days. Accessorial charges of 10.50 Euros (EUR) apply.

Import License

Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Customs bases clearance on the CIF value of a shipment (total cost of the commodities + insurance (if applicable) + freight).

Shipments with a value above 22.00 Euros (EUR) for regular shipments or 45.00 EUR for gift shipments require a formal entry and Customs clearance prior to delivery. Expect a delay of 1 day.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Greece. The tax is known as FPA and has a standard rate of 21%. In some cases, depending on the commodity, the rate is only 9%.

 

Holland / Netherlands

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)

Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be Customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipment to the Netherlands. The tax is known as BTW and has a standard rate of 19%. Depending on the commodity the rate may be lowered to 6%.

 

Ireland

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)

Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be customs cleared as a formal entry

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Clearance Comments
Consignees that are tax-registered companies can import UPS Worldwide Shipments with a value of 254.00 Euros or less and where the duty amount does not exceed 10.00 Euros without paying duty or tax at the point of import.

After Customs releases the shipment, the importer pays tax directly to the tax authorities.

Customs may still inspect the shipment to verify risk or to expose contraband.

Private, unregistered consignees must pay tax at the point of import, regardless of the value of the shipment.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

 

Italy

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)
Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be Customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

The territory of Livigno (postal code 23030) is outside Italian Customs Jurisdiction. All shipments addressed to Livigno will incur a surcharge for Customs clearance. This surcharge applies to both domestic and international shipments and must be paid by the consignee prior to delivery

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Italy. The tax is known as IVA and has a standard rate of 20%. Depending on the commodity, the rate may be reduced to 4%

 

Norway

Duty Rates:
199.00 Norwegian Kroner

In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty and tax free. Deminimis Value does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco items, perfumes and toilet water.

Customs Clearance Process
Customs Valuation

The customs value has to be the value of the imported goods. The customs value shall be based on the transaction value which is the actual price of the goods plus adjustment for certain elements. Freight charges are the most common element for adjustment.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Norway. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 25%.

 

Poland

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)

Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be Customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Poland. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 22% calculated from the value of the invoice with other charges and amount of duty. Depending on commodity a reduced rate of 7% or lower may apply, for example: computer equipment from the special list for college and high school is only 3%.

 

Spain

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)

Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

VAT - The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro). Shipments with a value above 22.00 EUR need to be Customs cleared as a formal entry.
Deminimis shipments may not exceed a total shipment weight of 10 kg., otherwise, customs may apply duty and tax.

There is no Deminimis Value on shipments to the Canary Islands.

All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Customs Clearance Process

Upon shipments arrival, the consignee is contacted to get his import VAT ID number and to clarify any open issues. The VAT ID number is mandatory for customs clearance in Spain. Non-resident importers in Spain must provide a legible copy of their passport to customs as a replacement for the missing (Spanish) VAT ID number.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Spain. The tax is known as IVA and has a standard rate of 16%. Depending on the commodity, a reduced rate of 7% or 4% may apply.

 

Sweden

Duty Rates:
1500.00 Swedish Krona

In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty free. This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.

The limit whereby VAT will not be charged remains at 300.00 Swedish Krona (SEK).

Shipments with a value above 300.00 SEK need to be Customs cleared as a formal entry.

Import License
Customs may require an import license for certain products from certain countries, depending on the harmonized tariff code.

The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.

The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country of origin of the goods not the country of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.

Duty and Taxes

Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Sweden. The tax is known as MOMS and has a standard rate of 25%. Depending on the commodity the rate may be lowered to 6%.

 

Switzerland


Duty Rates:
Swiss Franc

There is no defined deminimis value limit, however, duty amounts and VAT amounts less than 5 Swiss Francs will not be charged to the importer by Swiss Customs.

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Switzerland. The tax is known as VAT and has a standard rate of 7.6%. A tax rate of 2.4% may be applied depending on the commodity.

 

Turkey

Duty Rates:
150.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro)

In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country duty and tax free.

There are however physical inspections on shipments. Formal entry can be required after the physical inspection determined by the type of commodity , quantities etc.Customs has the right to hold a low value shipment as a formal entry.

Clearance Comments
For customs clearance issues, the receiver needs to give a Power of Attorney (POA) approved by a notary and a valid tax number. This POA is given only once and is valid until expiration date mentioned by the customer (up to 5 years). Whatever the billing term is, without a POA from the consignee, it is not possible to submit any clearance declaration to customs.

Individuals can only import goods for their personal use and are not allowed to import goods for commercial purposes. The consignee may also request clearance by an alternate broker. If the consignee requests clearance by an alternate broker, the system is keyed with POD when the paperwork (clearance documents ) are delivered or picked up. After the paperwork delivery, UPS liability is over. Even if a shipment is custom cleared by an alternate broker or the consignee, UPS still delivers the shipment to the consignee address without any charges after final customs clearance.

Important Notice
The shipments need to be customs cleared or returned within 20 days after the arrival or they are seized by customs. After customs seizure, UPS liability is over. It is not allowed to import used, second hand goods without permission from the Undersecretary of Customs

Duty and Taxes
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

Value Added Tax is applied for shipments to Turkey. The tax is known as KDV and has no standard rate issued.