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importing from china taxes

When you import products from abroad, you have to pay in some cases two kinds of tax before the products are delivered to your front door.

  • Value Added Tax
  • Import Duty

 

Country
Free from import costs
V.A.T.
Import Duty

United States
< $200  
10%
0%- 35,7%

United Kingdom
< £15.00
20%
0% – 15%

Canada
< CA$20  
5% – 15%
0% – 35%

The Netherlands
< €22
21%
5% – 20%

Belgium
< €22
21%
3,5% – 15%

 

United States import info

Duty rates in the United States vary from 0% to 37.5%, with the average duty rate of 5.60%.  Some goods are not subject to duty for more info: United States import info

United Kingdom import info

You don’t need to pay VAT if the value of the goods excluding shipping and insurance cost, does not exceed £15. You don’t need to pay Duty if the value of the goods excluding shipping and insurance cost, does not exceed £135.

The standard VAT rate for importing products into the United Kingdom from China is 20%, with certain products, for example Children’s car seats, attracting VAT at the reduced rate of 5%, and some goods are excluding from VAT, for example books, children clothes and children shoes. VAT is calculated on the value of the goods + international shipping costs + any import duty due.

For more info: United Kingdom import info

Canada import info

Duty rates in Canada range between 0% and 35%, the average duty rate is 8.50%. Some products are not subject to duty for more info: Canada import info

The Netherlands import info

The standard VAT rate for importing products into The Netherlands is 21%, with certain products, for example books, magazines and clothes, VAT at the reduced rate of 6%. VAT is calculated on the value of the goods + the international shipping costs + insurance + any import duty due. If the value of the goods excluding shipping and insurance cost, does not exceed €22 VAT is not charged. For more info: The Netherlands import info 

Belgium import info

The standard VAT rate for importing products into Belgium is 21%.  Some products, such as Laptops, Smartphones, cameras and Video Game consoles, are free duty. However, certain products may even be subject to extra duties depending on the manufacture country, for example Bicycles made in China carry an extra duty of 48.5%(!). For more info: Belgium import info