Import Duties and Taxes - SCUBA Diving Equipment

With very few exceptions, upon international delivery of your package you should always expect to pay both import duty and tax on the value as per the rate table below. They are assessed during Customs clearance and paid by the carrier as the package enters the country; then the monies are reimbursed to the courier by the package recipient upon delivery.

Purchasing online for international delivery is simple, not much different than purchasing online from a local merchant, but there is an extra step in the process called Customs clearance. If you are unfamiliar with purchasing internationally, please read our article titled Customs Clearance for Small Parcels for a more detailed explanation of import duty and tax. We will prepare the necessary Customs clearance paperwork for your order. Documentation requirements are fulfilled with an International Customs Form along with an extra copy of the invoice, both affixed to the outside of the package, that includes a value declaration as "Merchandise" for the invoice amount described as "Water-sport Equipment, Other" and "Country of Origin:USA".

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Duty and tax rates for "HS 9506.29 Water-sport Equipment, Other"

Disclaimer -- The rates below are estimates collected from a variety of sources, plus reports from our customers, and may not be current. In many areas, the local office of third-party expedited couriers like DHL and UPS apply a service fee for paying the duty and tax in advance during customs clearance, then collecting in arrears at time of delivery. The service fee is typically about 2% to 3% of the amount advanced, usually with a $10.00 to $15.00 minimum. Slower postal service delivery typically does not include a fee for collecting the duty and tax. Please keep in mind that for a low value order the fee minimum can be disproportionate to the value of the order, so consider carefully before ordering low value goods with expedited shipping.
Country Duty Sales Tax (VAT)
Algeria 30% 17%
Andorra 2.70% 4.50%
Antigua And Barbuda 10% 15%
Argentina 20% 21%
Aruba 6% No sales tax
Australia 5% 10% (Exemption for GST eliminated)
Austria 2.70% 20%
Azerbaijan 15% 18%
Azores 2.70% 18%
Bahrain 5% 5%
Bangladesh 10% 15%
Barbados 10% 17.50%
Belgium 2.70% 21%
Belize 10% 12.50%
Bermuda 22.25% No sales tax
Bolivia 20% 14.94%
Bosnia And Herzegovina 5% 17%
Botswana 0% 12%
Brazil 20% Depends on province
Brunei Darussalam 0% No sales tax
Bulgaria 2.70% 20%
Burundi 25% 18%
Cambodia 0% 10%
Canada 0% Depends on province. ( For orders shipped via UPS and DHL, carrier is required by CA law to telephone customer to arrange delivery. Clearance fees can be egregious on small orders, so Canadian customers may wish to consider self-clearing )
Canary Islands 2.70% 7%
Cayman Islands 22% No sales tax
Chile 6% 19%
China, PRC (except HK SAR) 14% 17% (People's Republic of China customs will NOT clear personal use shipments, i.e. those importers without a Customs Registration "CR Code", in excess of CNY 1000 or about USD 140. For orders that exceed this amount, please supply your CR Code so it may be included on the customs paperwork.)
Colombia 15% 16%
Costa Rica 9% 13%
Croatia 2.70% 25%
Cyprus 2.70% 19%
Czech Republic 2.70% 21%
Denmark 2.70% 25%
Dominica 10% 15%
Dominican Republic 20% 18%
Ecuador 30% 12%
Egypt 5% 10%
El Salvador 10% 13%
Estonia 2.70% 20%
Finland 2.70% 24%
France 2.70% 20%
French Guiana 2.70% No sales tax
Germany 2.70% 19%
Gibraltar 12% No sales tax
Greece 2.70% 24%
Grenada 10% 15%
Guadeloupe 2.70% 8.50%
Guatemala 10% 12%
Guernsey 2.70% No sales tax
Guyana 10% 16%
Honduras 10% 15%
Hong Kong, SAR PRC 0% No sales tax (Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China) Please use postal code of "00000" or "999077"
Hungary 2.70% 27%
Iceland 10% 24%
India 10% Depends on state.
Indonesia 15% 10%
Iran 10% 8%
Ireland 2.70% 23%
Isle of Man 2.70% 20%
Israel 0% 18%
Italy 2.70% 22%
Jamaica 10% 16.50%
Japan 0% 10%
Jersey 2.70% 5%
Jordan 30% 16%
Kazakhstan 11.70% 12%
Kenya 25% 16%
Kuwait 5% 5%
Lao People's Democratic Republic 5% 10%
Latvia 2.70% 21%
Lesotho 0% 14%
Liechtenstein 0% + CHF45.00 per 100 kg 8%
Lithuania 2.70% 21%
Luxembourg 2.70% 17%
Macau 0% No sales tax
Madeira 2.70% 22%
Malaysia 0% 6%
Maldives 0% 6%
Malta 2.70% 18%
Martinique 2.70% 8.50%
Mayotte 2.70% No sales tax
Mexico 0% 16% (Orders over $1000.00 shipped via DHL or UPS, require the customer provide their own in-country customs broker. Recently our packages to MX appear to be receiving intensive inspection, often becoming hung in the customs clearance process for bureaucratic issues. We recommend using a customs broker service for all packages of any value shipped via UPS or DHL. Depending on the area, our MX customers tell us USPS delivery can be unreliable. )
Monaco 2.70% 20%
Montserrat 10% No sales tax
Morocco 2.50% 20%
Myanmar 2% No sales tax
Namibia 0% 15%
Netherlands 2.70% 21%
New Zealand 5% 15%
Nicaragua 10% 15%
Nigeria 20% 5%
Norway 0% 25%
Oman 5% 5%
Pakistan 10% 0%
Panama 5% 7%
Paraguay 20% 10%
Peru 6% 16%
Philippines 1% 12%
Poland 2.70% 23%
Portugal 2.70% 23%
Puerto Rico 0% 7.25%
Qatar 5% 5% (Our packages shipped to Qatar have encountered so many issues clearing customs that they almost always return-to-sender. We no longer by default accept orders for shipment to Qatar, and recommend you use a third party package forwarding service for redelivery of your order to Qatar. Contact us for more information.)
Reunion 2.70% 8.50%
Romania 2.70% 19%
Russian Federation 11.70% 18% (Packages from Dive Gear Express addressed to private individuals at residential locations in Russia are usually rejected by Russian customs.)
Rwanda 25% 18%
Saint Kitts And Nevis 10% 17%
Saint Lucia 10% 15%
Saint Martin 0% No sales tax
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines 10% 15%
San Marino 2.70% No sales tax
Saudi Arabia 5% 15% (Effective July 2020)
Serbia 5% 20%
Singapore 0% 7%
Slovakia 2.70% 20%
Slovenia 2.70% 22%
South Africa 0% 14%
South Korea 8% 10%
Spain 2.70% 21%
Sri Lanka 0% 0%
Suriname 10% 10%
Swaziland 0% 14%
Sweden 2.70% 25%
Switzerland 0% + CHF45.00 per 100 kg 8%
Taiwan 2.50% 5%
Tanzania 25% 18%
Thailand 10% 7%
Trinidad And Tobago 10% 15%
Turkey 2.70% 18%
Turks And Caicos Islands 30% No sales tax
Uganda 25% 18%
Ukraine 10% 20%
United Arab Emirates 5% 5%
United Kingdom 2.70% 20%
Uruguay 20% 22%
Vietnam 5% 10%




     
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