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Example calculation - import duty & taxes for a set of golf clubs

Example 1: a set of golf clubs shipped from the China to USA by courier
 

Data
• Product price: $ 600.00 (including sales tax)
• Shipping cost: $ 200.00
• Insurance cost: $ 10.00
• Duty rate for golf clubs: 4.4%
• Sales tax rate: N/A (Imports into the USA do not pay sales tax to customs) 

Calculation

Step 1 of 4 - Calculate the customs value
The customs value in USA is FOB:

$600 - Product price

Step 2 of 4 - Calculate the import duty
$600 x 4.4% = $26.40 

Step 3 of 4 - Calculate Merchandise Processing Fee 
Imports by courier of a value under $2,500 pay a MPF of $1

Step 4 of 4 - Total calculation of import duty and taxes 
+ $26.40 <- import duty
+ $  1.00
 <- MPF 
-----------------
= $27.40 

The total landed cost equals $837.40 (i.e. the sum of product price, cost of shipping, cost of insurance, and duty & taxes).

Note: The shipping provider might charge additional handling fees.

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