Just a quick note to let you know that we have added 12 more import to countries to DutyCalculator, bringing the total number of countries that we cover to 72 import to countries.
We have added the following import to countries:
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Sri Lanka
Now, for these import countries, you can calculate import duty & taxes, lookup HS codes, find duty rates & taxes and import restrictions. Also these countries have been added to our API Webservices
Hope you are well.
There are VAT rates updates taking effect from January 2013 in a number of countries.
||Increase from 23% to 24%
||•The 13% VAT rate on foodstuff, certain animal food, and restaurant and catering services increased to 14%.
•The 9% VAT rate on passenger transport, accommodation services, books, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, and medicinal increased to 10%.
A VAT rate of 9% shall be applied to:
•Newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, with the exception of material that is pornographic or violent in nature or that does not comply with professional ethics publications, as well as other printed material where paid advertising represents more than 80% of the total publication space.
• Passenger (and their baggage) transport services going on regular routes that are authorized by the Ministry of Transportation or the local authorities. In addition, a new reduced VAT rate of 5% will be applied to technical equipment that is used to assist persons with disabilities and for repair services of this equipment.
||Increase from 24% to 25%
14% to 15%
||Increase from 17% to 18%
For an overview of import duty and taxes in 60 countries please check our Country Guides. We are constantly increasing our country and product category coverage. You will be informed when more countries are added.
The DutyCalculator Team
The VAT rate in the Netherlands rises today to 21% from 19%. Here is the country profile for Dutch import duty & tax rules.
Hi All -
Just a quick note to let you know that we have added 13 more import to countries to DutyCalculator, bringing the total number of countries that we cover to 60.
We have added the following countries:
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
Now, for these import countries, you can calculate import duty & taxes, total landed costs, lookup HS codes, find duty rates & taxes and import restrictions. Also these countries have been added to our API Webservices
Just a quick note to let you know that we just pushed live DutyCalculator API version 2.1.
The new API version includes the following updates:
- Country coverage:
- Added South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam as destination countries
- Classification service
- Added new classification service, to obtain HS codes, duty & tax rates and import restrictions based on DutyCalculator category IDs and product descriptions, using keyword matching and classification algorithms
- Calculation service
- Added country of manufacture as an input parameter on the item level
- Updated weight and units parameters requirements by import country
- Added ability to include multiple shipping cost and cost of insurance options within a single calculation call
- Enabled calculations using higher level DutyCalculator categories and product descriptions (classify_by parameter accepting ‘cat+desc’ value)
- Revised classification rules and matching of HS codes. Added classification method and level of accuracy (duty spread) to calculation output
- Added customs value to calculation result
You can review and download the documentation of the new API version here. We will support API version 2.0 until October 18th 2012. Migration from API version 2. to API version 2.1 should not cause any issues. Let us know if you have any questions or comments.
Effective September 1st, the Spanish VAT increases from 18% to 21%. The reduced VAT rate will rise from 8% to 10%, but the super reduced rate will remain unchanged at 4%.
Hi All -
Just a quick note to let you know that we need to perform some server maintenance activities on Saturday Aug 4th 04:00am UK time.
We expect a downtime of 15-20 minutes for DutyCalculator.com and DutyCalculator API. Deployed versions are not affected.
Just a quick note to let you know that we have added as import to countries:
- South Korea
You now can perform landed cost calculations and HS code lookups for these countries.
DutyCalculator now offers a new notification service to warn you in case duty rates or HS commodity codes change for products that are important to your business. Duty rates and HS commodity codes are subject to frequent changes and with the DutyCalculator notification service you can be sure to always have the most up to date, accurate duty rates and HS codes on file.
You can set the notifications for any landed cost calculation or HS commodity code lookup you do. Also you can set the notifications for any saved calculations or saved lookups you have done in the past. You will receive the notifications via email. The notification service requires at least a Tools + account. We will make this service available via our API webservices shortly.
Furthermore, now we have made it really easy to share landed cost calculation results and HS commodity code lookup results via email with your customers, suppliers and service providers.
We hope you like these improvements. Let us know if you have any comments or feedback.
Andre & the DutyCalculator Team
DutyCalculator now offers a free Universal Import Duty & Tax Calculator that enables webmasters to seamlessly integrate our import duty & tax calculator into your website. The calculator offers import duty & tax calculations for over 45 import countries and more countries are being added.
The plugin is based on iframe and you only have to add this line of code to your website and you are all set:
<iframe src=”http://www.dutycalculator.com/iframe-calculation/” width=”550″ height=”401″ scrolling=”no” border=”0″ style=”border-width: 0px;”></iframe>
Your users can each make 10 calculations per month free of charge. If your users would like to do more calculations than that, they are referred to DutyCalculator.com.
Contact us if you are interested in a customized version.