Customs Duties & Taxes

 

(Due to customs regulations differentiating in every destination, there might be country/destination specific shipping restrictions and/or restricted items that cannot be shipped to certain destinations. Note that if you may not find your country/destination in our countries/places list, that means Baqqalia currently doesn't ship to that destination due to the local customs regulations, among others. You may refer to the end of this document where detailed information is provided for each destination. Don't worry! Even if you finalize an order and make payment, if restrictions apply and whole or some of your items cannot be shipped to your destination, Baqqalia will refund the relevant amount right away. You may also easily opt to fully cancel your order until the package has left Baqqalia warehouse and handed to the shipping company, about which you will be informed by an e-mail notification.)

 

 

Baqqalia offers fastest shipment solutions for every order. Currently all Baqqalia shipments are made under the DDU/DAP (Delivery Duty Unpaid/Delivered At Place) scheme, which means that Baqqalia is responsible for the safe delivery of goods to a named destination, paying all transportation expenses, and assuming all risks during transport. Under this scheme, once the package arrives at the customs of the destination, the Buyer, as the importer of the items, becomes responsible for paying import duties, as well as taxes, where applicable. Please note that when ordering at Baqqalia.com, you or the recipient is the importer of the package and thus must comply with all laws and regulations of the country/destination in which you or the recipient is receiving the package. In some destinations customs duties, fees, as wells taxes (Sales, VAT etc.) might be levied upon the imported package by the relevant customs authorities. Customs authorities in some countries require the importer of record to provide a particular form of identification before releasing a parcel. As the importer, you may be required to provide the recipient's identification number such as a Unique Identification Number, CPF, Tax ID, National ID, Passport Number, Import License for certain items etc. You can include all these information to your Addresses in My Account section. If you don't see a relevant box for each information, please enter the information as an explanatory note. Please refer to the end of this document for detailed information on the updated De Minimis (value of a purchase which is exempt from customs duties and/or taxes) values for each destination. In case you need further information, you may also contact your local customs office. 

 

For all your questions, please contact us through [email protected]. Our experts will contact you and answer your questions as soon as possible.  

 

Customs, Fees, Taxes expected in certain destinations

(Disclaimer: This section contains information that may not be completely accurate or up to date. Baqqalia does not accept any liability for the inaccuracies contained therein or decision made on the basis of the information listed below. If you think any information below is not accurate or up-to-date you may share with us through [email protected].)

 

US

 

Don't expect to pay customs duty for your orders upto US$800.

In the US, in accordance with the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has raised the value of De Minimis value threshold from US$200 to US$800. This means that most goods valued at $800 or less enter the U.S. duty-free. As a result, more low-value shipments qualify for expedited border clearance and are not delayed by formal entry or payment requirements. 

 

EU's new cross-border trade and VAT rules

 

As of 1 July 2021, a number of changes has been introduced to the way that VAT is charged on online sales, whether consumers buy from traders within or outside the EU. All cross-border trade, including from non-EU to EU destination, on all goods entering the EU, is now subject to VAT, just like for goods sold by EU businesses


In accordance with new rules, don't expect to pay customs duty for your orders upto €150, but expect to pay VAT (VAT rates depend on the member country regulations and vary between 18-27%. Some items may be subject to lower or 0% VAT rates) for your every order. For orders above €150 expect to pay additional Customs duties. Baqqalia offers free global shipment for every order above US$150 (approximately €140).

 

So you can enjoy both duty-free and free shipping shopping experience at Baqqalia for your orders upto approximately €140. Due to possible currency fluctuation, for most accurate rate, please check the free shipping information when you proceed to finalize your order. 

 

 

UK

 

Don't expect to pay customs duty for your orders upto £135, but expect to pay VAT. Standard UK VAT rate is 20%. Some items such may be subject to reduced or 0% VAT rates. In addition, disabled people and people aged 60 are subject to VAT exemption in the UK. Please indicate your status to the cargo handling company when receiving your order. You may also contact us and present your relevant documents so that we hand them to the cargo handling company when your items are shipped.

Please note that since Brexit, from 1 January 2021, there has been changes to the VAT treatment of goods arriving into Great Britain. Since that date, goods imported from EU and non-EU countries are all treated in the same way.  

 

 

Canada

De minimis value is CA$20. So don't expect to pay customs duty or taxes for your orders upto CA$20. Orders above this amount will be subject to duties and taxes. Please note that Canada has relatively low customs duties and taxes.

 

De Minimis and Other Relevant Information for other countries/jurisdictions/places (Resource: Global Express Association and logistics service providers)

 

Country

Customs De Minimis value (Purchases above this value might be subject to Customs duties)

Remarks

A

Andorra

22 EUR

No VAT. 

Angola

23500 Kwanza

Fluctuates weekly depending on the exchange rates.

Antigua Barbuda

No de minimis

Argentina

50 US$

Baqqalia currently doesn't ship to Argentina due to local regulations since Argentina doesn't accept express cargo shipments for B2C e-commerce. 

Armenia

200 EUR

Australia

1000 AUD

De minimis is for customs duties only. GST applies.

Austria

150 EUR (Customs Duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Azerbaijan

1000 US$

Only for non-commercial shipments. For commercial shipments de minimis is US$50. 

B

Bahamas

No de minimis

Bahrain

$795 only for B2C

Bangladesh

No de minimis

Barbados

No de minimis

Belarus

22 EUR for Customs Duties. 

Private person non-commercial shipments. Package should not exceed 10 kg. If the limit is exceeded the payments are: Duty is 30% of the sum that exceeds 22 EUR (or 4 EUR for 1 kg) and a customs fee (5 EUR)

200 EUR for VAT

Max. weight is 31 kg. Max 2 position of the goods. The amount of 200 EUR is per month.

Belgium

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Belize

50 US$

Benin

No de minimis

Bermuda

No de minimis

Bhutan

BTN 3000

Bolivia

100 US$

Baqqalia currently doesn't ship to Bolivia due to local regulations since Bolivia doesn't accept express cargo shipments for B2C e-commerce. 

Bosnia and Hercegowina

25 US$

Botswana

No de minimis

Bulgaria

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Brazil

50 US$

Brunei

BND 400

C

Cambodia

50 US$

Cameroon

50 US$

Canada

20 CAD

Cape Verde

100 US$

Central African Republic

50 US$

Chad

50 EUR

Chile

40 US$

Baqqalia currently doesn't ship to Chile due to local regulations since Bolivia doesn't accept express cargo shipments for B2C e-commerce. 

China

Shipments with duty and VAT liability less than RMB 50

Colombia

200 US$

Only for VAT

Comoros 

100 EUR

Baqqalia currently doesn't ship to Comoros since B2C trade is not regulated and this might cause unexpected Customs issues. 

Congo (DRC)

100 US$

Congo (RC)

50 EUR

Cook Islands

100 US$

Costa Rica

No de minimis

Cote d’Ivoire

80 EUR

300 EUR for VAT

Croatia

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Cyprus (TRNC)

Baqqalia currently doesn't ship to TRNC

Cyprus (GCA)

Baqqalia currently doesn't ship to GCA

Czech Republic

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

D

Denmark

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Djibouti

100 US$

Not Regulated. Different rules may apply. 

Dominica

150 XCD

Dominican Republic

DOP 8600

E

Ecuador

400 US$ & 400 KG

De Minimis is only for postal shipments. Express shipments pay 46 US$ standard fee per shipment- regardless of value. Baqqalia only ships express. If you are purchasing from Ecuador please contact us at [email protected] before finalizing your order.

Egyot

400 US$ & 400 KG

Not Regulated. Different rules may apply. 

El Salvador

No de minimis

Eritrea 

No de minimis

Estonia

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Ethiopia

No de minimis

F

Fiji

FJD 400

Personal items only

Finland

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

France

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

French Guyana

25 US$

G

Gabon

38 EUR

Gambia

200 US$

Ghana

100 US$

Georgia

300 LARI and 30 KG

Germany

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Greece

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Guadeloupe

25 US$

Guatemala

No de minimis

Guinea (Republic)

80 US$

Not Regulated. Different rules may apply. 

Guinea (Bissau)

50 US$

Not Regulated. Different rules may apply. 

Guinea (Equatorial)

50 US$

Not Regulated. Different rules may apply. 

H

Honduras

No de minimis

Hong Kong

Free port

No customs duties or tax.

Hungary

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

I

Iceland

2000 Icelandic Krona

India

100 INR (Duty and GST exempt)

1000 INR (GST exempt)

Indonesia

75 US$ (CIF)

Shipments to individuals subjected to one time per day de minimis regardless of port of entry

Iran

Below 50 US$

Ireland

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Israel

75 US$

For non-commercial shipments (B2C)

Italy

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

J

Jamaica

50 US$

Only for personal effect shipments.

Japan

10000 JPY

Jordan

No de minimis

K

Kazakhstan

500 EUR

Max. weight is 31 KG. Max 2 position of the goods.

Kenya

20 US$

Not Regulated. Different rules may apply. 

Korea (Rep. of)

150 US$

Only personal shipments and samples, except medicine, herb medicine, wildlife-related products, quarantined items such as agricultural, live stock and marine products, nutritional supplement, food, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, cosmetics (only applied to functional cosmetics, placenta-containing cosmetics, cosmetics containing steroids, and hazardous cosmetics), and others.

Kyrgyzstan

200 EUR

Max. weight is 31 KG. Max 2 position of the goods. The amount of 200 EUR is per month.

L

Latvia

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Lebanon

Lesotho

ZAR 499

Liberia

3 US$

Lithuania

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Luxembourg

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

M

North Macedonia

22 EUR

From 22 to 45 only VAT rate applicable, above 45 EUR, duty and VAT rate applicable

Madagascar

No de minimis

Malawi

50 US$

Malaysia

MYR 599

Mali

100 US$

Malta

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Martinique

150 EUR

Only duties and taxes de minimis; VAT apply over 25 EUR

Mauritius

20 EUR

Mexico

50 US$

For VAT only

117 US$

For Customs duties

Montenegro

150 EUR

Morocco

1213 Moroccan Dirham

Mozambique

12 US$

Myanmar

50 US$

N

Namibia

Netherlands

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

New Zealand

1000 NZD

1000 NZD for customs duties only. GST applies. 

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

350 NKR

O

Oman

10 US$

P

Pakistan

10 US$

Panama

100 US$

Paraguay

No de minimis

Peru

200 US$

Philippines

PHP 10000

Poland

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Portugal

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Q

Qatar

No de minimis

R

Romania

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Russia

1000 EUR

Baqqalia doesn’t ship to private or residential addresses in Russia. Shipments can be made only to commercial addresses in Russia. Russian Customs requires importers (including B2C) to comply with all necessary documentation. Please make sure that you are eligible to make B2C purchases in order not to face with unexpected issues at the Customs. 

Rwanda

Below 400 US$

S

Saint Lucia

60 XCD

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Sao Tome & Principe

25 EUR

Saudi Arabia

SAR 1000

Senegal

100 EUR

Serbia

50 EUR

Seychelles

SCR 3000

Sierra Leone

100 US$

Singapore

SGD 400

Slovakia

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Slovenia

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Somalia

South Africa

ZAR 500

Not Regulated. Different rules may apply. 

South Sudan

Sudan

Spain

150 EUR (Customs duties)

Baqqalia currently doesn't ship to Spain due to local regulations imposing restrictions on most of the B2C shipments. 

Sri Lanka

Swaziland

Sweden

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Switzerland

CHF 0

T

Tanzania

3 US$

Chinese Taipei -
Taiwan

2000 TWD

Thailand

1500 Thai Baht

Togo

Trinidad & Tobago

U

Uganda

50 US$

Ukraine

150 EUR

150 EUR (including transportation) for legal entities, 100 EUR for private individuals

United Kingdom

150 EUR (Customs duties)

De minimis is for customs duties only. VAT applies.

Uruguay

200 US$

Non-commercial shipments, only 4 shipments per year per person each up to 200 US$.

United States

800 US$

V

Venezuela

100 US$

Vietnam

1.000.000 VND

Vietnam Customs requires import license for packages containing food products. 

Z

Zambia

100 US$

2000 US$ for personal shipments

Zimbabwe

10 US$