Explore import taxes & duties info

For your convenience, please note that you may be subject to VAT and/or other taxes upon receiving your product. You can consider making your purchase through our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/theSorcerySecret. Here, Etsy will take care of calculating and collecting any customs charges and VAT for you during the checkout process.

However, if your order falls below the De minimis values [a value threshold below which imported goods are exempt from customs duties and/or taxes.] of your country, you can choose to shop via our website. 

We have gathered information on de minimis values from the provided URLs for your preliminary consideration. However, it's crucial to recognize that these policies and fees can differ greatly between countries. Regrettably, we cannot offer specific advice or details on individual cases and possible additional charges.

Please refer to the De minimis values below for the US, the UK, EU, Singapore, Japan and Australia as examples.

Kidely note that the information below may contain inaccuracies. For precise details, refer to your local customs agency, as regulations vary by country. We cannot confirm the full accuracy of this information and will not be held responsible for any errors. This information is intended for preliminary reference only.

  • The US

    • De Minimis Threshold: USD $800 (US Dollars)
    • This means that goods imported into the US with a total value below USD $800 are generally exempt from customs duties. 
    • State and Local Sales Taxes: The De Minimis threshold is for federal customs duties, not state and local sales taxes. These taxes may still apply depending on the destination state and the type of good being imported.
  • The UK

    • There is currently no De Minimis threshold for VAT and customs duties in the UK following its exit from the European Union (Brexit).
    • This means that all goods entering the UK from outside the UK (including the EU) are subject to import VAT and potentially customs duties, regardless of their value.
    • Tax and Duty : You will not have to pay anything to the delivery company to receive goods worth less than £135 unless they’re gifts over £39 or excise goods (for example, alcohol and tobacco).
  • EU

    • De Minimis Threshold: €150 (Euros)
    • This means that goods imported into the EU from outside the union with a total value below €150 are generally exempt from customs duties. However, VAT (Value Added Tax) still applies to all imported goods.
    • The current standard VAT rate in the EU is 20%, but some member states may have reduced rates for specific goods.
  • Singapore

    • De Minimis Threshold: SGD $400 (Singapore Dollars)
    • This means that goods imported into Singapore with a total value below SGD $400 are generally exempt from customs duties and Goods and Services Tax (GST).
    • Even with the De Minimis threshold, some items may still be subject to additional taxes or restrictions based on the type of good. It's recommended to check with Singapore Customs for specific details.
  • Japan

  • Australia

Here are some additional points to keep in mind:

  • De Minimis thresholds are subject to change, so it's always best to consult the latest official sources for the most accurate information.
  • There may be exceptions to these general rules, so it's important to check with the customs authorities of the destination country for specific details.
  • The De Minimis threshold only applies to customs duties and not to other import charges, such as processing fees or excise taxes.

Additionally, while we strive to provide accurate and comprehensive information, it may not always be complete or up to date. We encourage you to use your discretion and verify any details with reliable government sources in the respective countries where you intend to have your order shipped.

[Last updated : 17 Apr 2024]