No customs charges in the EU or UK, (or US) that's great! But what about my country?

All my shipments are made from the EU and It is unfortunately not possible for me to include Customs and VAT in the shipping cost when I ship outside the EU and the UK. 

Fortunately in many countries the standard order values are below the minimum threshold for customs and VAT.

All countries have a so-called "De Minimis" level on customs, this means if the shipping value is lower than those, no VAT and/or no custom will be charged.

From the list below you can see that no customs or VAT will be charged in the United States for orders below $800 same goes for Japan (JPY 10000), South Korea (KRW170000), Australia for "standard orders" below ~$150, on the other hand for instance in Norway and Canada there will be an extra charge added from your customs for all orders.

Country

De Minimis Threshold Value on Customs Duty

De-minimis Threshold Value on VAT/GST (or similar taxes)

Australia

AUD 1000

--

Canada

CAD 150

CAD 40

China

CNY 50

CNY 0

Hong Kong

HKD 0

HKD 0

India

INR 1000.00

INR 0.00

Japan

JPY 10,000

JPY 10,000

Luxembourg

EUR 150

EUR 22

Mexico

USD 50

USD 50

Norway

NOK 350

NOK 0

Russian Federation

EUR 200

EUR 200

Saudi Arabia

SAR1000.00

SAR 0

Singapore

SGD 400

SGD 400

Slovenia

EUR 150

EUR 22

Switzerland

CHF 5

--

Taiwan

TWD 2000

TWD 2000

United Arab Emirates

AED 1000

AED 0

United Kingdom

GBP 135

--

United States

USD 800

--

South Korea

KRW 170 000

--


n.b.

VAT ="--" means that no VAT will be charged unless the customs value is reached.
VAT = "0" means VAT will be charged on all shipments with a commercial value.

VAT charged is your country's standard VAT, normally between 10-25%, Customs on hand tools are normally between 2-5%.


A complete list on De-Minimis : https://docs.zonos.com/guides/de-minimis-values


IMPORTANT : Please understand that I'm not making any promises here, it is just way too complex to read in on all the different regulations and they are also changing from time to time. I'm just trying to give an overview, if you want to be sure how your order is going to be handled by your customs I recommend you check on your country's custom office website.