Import Taxes


Non-USA customers may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be (Example: Italy charges 22% VAT, UK charges 20%, Germany charges 19% etc...) All paperwork is filed automatically and includes the full value of the invoice. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. Additionally, when ordering from our store, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods. If you refuse to pay import taxes the goods will be returned to us and you will be refunded for the items as soon as they arrived minus any postage and packing costs. Please do not ask us to falsify paperwork so you pay less taxes as this is a criminal offence in America. If you do not want to risk paying import taxes then we encourage you not to proceed with this sale.

From the wiki resource regarding Importing goods from non-EU countries:

Goods imported from non-member states are subject to VAT at the rate applicable in the member state into which the goods are imported, regardless of whether the goods are received for consideration and regardless of who imports the goods. VAT is generally charged at the border, at the same time as customs duty and using the price determined by customs. However, as a result of the action of EU administrative VAT relief, an exception called Low Value Consignment Relief is allowed on shipments of a low value.

VAT paid on importation is treated as input VAT in the same way as VAT on domestic purchases.

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