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How much will taxes and duties be on products I import from China?

Posted: 2012-05-08

Full Question

I would like to ask if you could send me a listing of taxes and duties I'll have to pay on imports from China.

Answer

Sorry, we do not have a list. But depending on the type of product that's being imported, duties can add significantly to the landed cost. One would need to calculate and pay relevant duty costs on the items by classifying the imported product with a harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) code.

Here is a fairly old article that shows a sample computation of how much it costs (incl. customs fees, duties, etc) to get a shipment out of China and into the buyer's door:
Landed cost: The hidden costs of customs and shipping

Also, this article may be of help:
Think first: Import duties, taxes and costs of shipping

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