View Full Version : Question about Importing?

06-03-2002, 07:02 PM
Anyone know if I have to pay any taxes or custom fees if I import a couple of CD's from Japan.

06-05-2002, 04:23 PM
I imported a couple of CDs a few years ago. I didn't have to pay any extra fees. The thing is you have to have whoever is sending it to you claim the package as a gift and that voids any fees.

06-13-2002, 05:22 PM
I won Evolution 2 (for DC) in a contest about a year ago, and had to pay about $20 CDN for customs, it's pretty annoying.

That gift tactic sounds like a good idea.

06-16-2002, 12:18 AM
Well since it's about 20 dollars I guess it's cheaper ordering from amazon since you don't have to pay customs there.

06-16-2002, 11:00 AM
You never really know with custom fees, they seem kind of random :) And that $20 is in Canadian dollars (about $12 US), I have no idea how much custom fees are in other places.

06-18-2002, 06:18 AM
I think it depends on the customs laws of each country. Here in Europe as long as you don't recieve goods over the value of about 125 USD, you don't have to pay any import tax on declared goods. However, the gift tactic seems to work everywhere, though it does void any postage warranties for broken goods and the like.