DutyCalculator Help Center
Import taxes explained
- The basics of import duty and taxes
- How to calculate import duty and taxes
- Who prepares the customs declaration
- Who pays import duty and taxes
- Minimum thresholds
- When to pay import duty and taxes
- Handling or brokerage fees
- Example calculation - golf clubs from China to USA
- Example calculation - guitar & amp from USA to UK
- Example calculation - laptop and dress from UK to Canada
- Special cases
- About DutyCalculator
- Tariff classification guidelines
Who is responsible for providing an invoice declaration of the goods?
It is the responsibility of the sender to provide details of the goods that are being shipped. For non-commercial shipments, a pro forma invoice is normally used for this purpose.
Information on the invoice must include:
- a full description of the goods
- the value of the goods
- the sender and recipients’ name and address
In addition, the sender should indicate on the invoice if any special circumstances (gifts, repairs, returns, personal belongings) apply.