Official Customs, Duties, and International Shipping Questions and Stories Thread - Page 52
Just bought something and used a promotional code to get 25% off but they say they will mark the goods for customs at the value before the discount code was applied.
Seems very strange - surely the value if the item is the final Sale price?
Edited by ike_hiking_boots - 7/1/16 at 7:29am
"You are correct that the usual import threshold to the US is $800 before any duties are charged. However, some products are notable exceptions and will be charged regardless of their cost as a result of their material content and the description of goods. As my colleague advised, Sunglasses are not covered by this free trade agreement, much like pressurized containers or toxic substances."
wtf........paying duties for made in portugal sunglasses thats <200 usd. ended up returning them but its just a hassle contacting fedex to get it waived and all. avoid fedex at all costs
Shipments of alcohol, perfume containing alcohol, cigars and cigarettes of any value
Goods subject to U.S. fish and wildlife regulation of any value
Medications and medical devices (including glasses & sunglasses) of any value
Other goods subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation valued over $200
so that makes it taxable as an import? what's the logic?
edit: maybe it's because the fda has to check them for shatterproofness http://blog.marisolintl.com/fda-import-alert-eyewear-products