Shipping to a foreign country. Customs forms help

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  1. Terradives

    Terradives Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to fill out a customs form so I can send some items overseas before work Monday. When it asks for detailed description how much detail should I go into for an item either sealed or loose? How do I value them? Should I mark it as Merchandise or gifts?
     
  2. Cybermnky

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    Plastic toy(s)

    all I have ever put on mind, or seen on incoming ones.
     
  3. Omnius

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    "Toys" or something similar will suffice.
     
  4. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    I just put "Transformer Toys" or just "Toys". As for the value just put how much the guy bought it for.
     
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    Don't mark as merchandise. Be nice and mark as "gift", or at least "other".

    People in other countries often get charged duty and taxes otherwise. I know you probably want to be honest and all that, but the truth is no one's going to look into it if it's obviously not from a store or business, and if the buyer is a noob and not expecting extra charges, he might get upset and take it out on you.

    Which isn't fair, of course - and most international buyers know better - but better to avoid the potential for it to occur, imo.

    And if anyone really has some kind of moral issue with this, just think about when you buy something off craig's list or kijiji, or at a yard sale. It's not like you're declaring anything to the government so you can pay taxes. Same thing. :) 
     

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