Depending on the products you purchase, your country’s customs agency may determine you owe a duty or tax. Nearly every shipment that crosses an international border is subject to the assessment of duties and taxes. Each country determines the assessment of duties and taxes differently.
Declared Value of Merchandise
Customs officials use the declared value of an item to determine duties and taxes. Before MyUS can ship an item, you must provide an accurate value or merchant invoice.
Duty/Tax Free Amount (De Minimis Value)
The de minimis value is a country-specific value below which no duty or tax is charged, and clearance procedures are minimal. If you are importing a shipment with a total declared value LESS than this amount, duty and tax do not apply (certain products may be subject to other types of fees or taxes). The de minimis value is usually different for duties than it is for taxes.
Import Savings Tip:
Always select "US Dollar Pricing" when shopping.
Many US stores offer multiple currency options. However, if you select a non-US$ currency, the store may apply a less favorable exchange rate to protect itself against fluctuating exchange rates. The result is that you may pay more than you should for the product.
MyUS is here to help.
The more you know and can prepare for any duties or taxies before you ship, the more time and money you will save. MyUS makes the process easier by processing export paperwork on your behalf and providing any support you need to navigate your local customs requirements.