Importing to Hong Kong from overseas
．Hong Kong is free port. Generally, many goods are not required to pay customs duties when they are imported into Hong Kong
Exporting to overseas from Hong Kong
．However, when you send from Hong Kong to other countries in the world, your parcel may need to collect certain taxes in accordance with the requirements of the local customs legislation of the receiving country in order to be successfully delivered locally. No matter which country in the world you are sending to, such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, etc., the following are the basic understanding about the customs and tax regulations you should know.
How to calculate duties/ tax/ tariffs
．No matter what is your parcel content, your parcel must go through the import process, and the customs of the destination country will decide whether or not you need to pay taxes and the amount of taxes to be paid;
．As all tariff details are determined by the customs of the destination country, details of the tax amount need to be confirmed after the parcel arrives in the destination country
．Customs usually determines the amount of tax and customs clearance procedures according to the factors like the shipping origin, the value of the items in the parcel, the purpose of shipment, the type and quantity of the goods etc.
．For the parcels that the customs of the destination place decide to be tax-payable, they must pay the customs duties before they can be released
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Duties should be paid by sender or recipient?
．All payable taxes are automatically set to be paid by the recipient
．If after the parcel has arrived at the destination country, you refuse to pay the tax, the parcel then cannot pass through the customs clearance successfully, you then need to pay extra charges and send the parcel back to the sender
Why do I still need to pay tax even I declare the parcel as gift?
．When declaring the parcel content, you must specify the name of the items in the parcel, instead of just declaring it as gift
．Whether the parcel purpose is gift or not, it must go through the import and customs clearance process determined by the customs law of the receiving country
．Tax amount is determined by a variety of factors, and is totally calculated by the customs department of the destination country
Why do I still need to pay tax even I declare the parcel as personal use?
．Each country has a different definition of imported goods for personal use. Even if the shipment is marked for personal use, customs will still re-examine your parcel according to local tax and customs standards, so some countries still levy taxes on parcels marked as personal use
Each country has their own customs regulations, such as list of prohibited goods, required certificates and legal documents. Let Spaceship logistics specialists solve all your shipping concerns
If you have any questions about the contents of your shipment, please call Spaceship Customer Service Specialist at 3705 3123
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