Import duties on Toys

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  1. Arkitect76

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    Couldnt find any reference of this anywhere for this....but can anyone tell me in their experience, how does this work here in the States when we import TF's from other countries, what is the max value before paying for duties, etc. etc....thanks
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    USA does not charge for importing toys (among other things). They might hold it up for a while, but yeah. No fees.
     
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    Duties refers to import tariff's. That is a tax on something being imported. And for us private individuals, doesn't really apply. For toys anyway. It might apply to a company like BBTS, so their prices on Tak/To products may reflect that.
     
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    thanks guys
     
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    When a toy is a gift, toys are duty free, as long as the toys are less than $100 in value.
    For non-gifts, toys are duty-free up to $200 in value.
    The exporter indicates the contents of the package, their value, and its gift status on the customs declaration form. Duties taxes are not assigned to shipping and handling, so only the customs agent at the point of entry assesses the necessary duty and appropriate fees to be paid upon delivery or pick up of the package.
     
  6. G1_Cindersaur

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    like others said...You don't pay import fees on toys...I never have...as a business that is a completely different scenario and story....
     
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    Don't ever move to Canada. They will charge you for anything they can. I just paid $42 for my MP-10 from BBTS.
     
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    Yeah... I think our limit is something really low like 30 dollars (maybe 50?), and that price bracket might even include shipping costs. I've been lucky so far, though.
     
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    I must be getting lucky or something. So far out of all the crap I've ordered, I haven't been billed any extra fees. And I've been getting stuff well over $100.

    Only time I got charged was when I ordered via Fedex on HLJ.
     
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    what do you think pays for "universal healthcare" ?

    VAT, and all those other taxes...

    the USA has been kicking around the idea the last 18 or so months of phasing in VAT down here...
     
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    I've never had to pay anything other than the standard 15% VATS on any import parcel.
     

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