Import Duties and Taxes

With very few exceptions, upon international delivery of your package you should always expect to pay both import duty and tax on the value as per the rate table below. They are assessed during Customs clearance and paid by the carrier as the package enters the country; then the monies are reimbursed to the courier by the package recipient upon delivery.

Purchasing online for international delivery is simple, not much different than purchasing online from a local merchant, but there is an extra step in the process called Customs clearance. We will prepare the necessary Customs clearance paperwork for your order. Documentation requirements are fulfilled with an International Customs Form along with an extra copy of the invoice, both affixed to the outside of the package, that includes a value declaration as “Merchandise” for the invoice amount described as “Water-sport Equipment, Other” and “Country of Origin:Germany”.

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Duty and tax rates for “HS 9506.29 Water-sport Equipment, Other”

Disclaimer — The rates below are estimates collected from a variety of sources, plus reports from our customers, and may not be current. In many areas, the local office of third-party expedited couriers like DHL and UPS apply a service fee for paying the duty and tax in advance during customs clearance, then collecting in arrears at time of delivery. The service fee is typically about 2% to 3% of the amount advanced, usually with a $10.00 to $15.00 minimum. Slower postal service delivery typically does not include a fee for collecting the duty and tax. Please keep in mind that for a low value order the fee minimum can be disproportionate to the value of the order, so consider carefully before ordering low value goods with expedited shipping.

CountryDutySales Tax (VAT)
Algeria30%17%
Andorra2.70%4.50%
Antigua And Barbuda10%15%
Argentina20%21%
Aruba6%No sales tax
Australia5%10% (Exemption for GST eliminated)
Austria2.70%20%
Azerbaijan15%18%
Azores2.70%18%
Bahrain5%No sales tax
Bangladesh10%15%
Barbados10%17.50%
Belgium2.70%21%
Belize10%12.50%
Bermuda22.25%No sales tax
Bolivia20%14.94%
Bosnia And Herzegovina5%17%
Botswana0%12%
Brazil20%Depends on province
Brunei Darussalam0%No sales tax
Bulgaria2.70%20%
Burundi25%18%
Cambodia0%10%
Canada0%Depends on province. ( For orders shipped via UPS and DHL, carrier is required by CA law to telephone customer to arrange delivery. Clearance fees can be egregious on small orders, so Canadian customers may wish to consider self-clearing )
Canary Islands2.70%7%
Cayman Islands22%No sales tax
Chile6%19%
China, PRC (except HK SAR)14%17% (People’s Republic of China customs will NOT clear personal use shipments, i.e. those importers without a Customs Registration “CR Code”, in excess of CNY 1000 or about USD 140. For orders that exceed this amount, please supply your CR Code so it may be included on the customs paperwork.)
Colombia15%16%
Costa Rica9%13%
Croatia2.70%25%
Cyprus2.70%19%
Czech Republic2.70%21%
Denmark2.70%25%
Dominica10%15%
Dominican Republic20%18%
Ecuador30%12%
Egypt5%10%
El Salvador10%13%
Estonia2.70%20%
Finland2.70%24%
France2.70%20%
French Guiana2.70%No sales tax
Germany2.70%19%
Gibraltar12%No sales tax
Greece2.70%24%
Grenada10%15%
Guadeloupe2.70%8.50%
Guatemala10%12%
Guernsey2.70%No sales tax
Guyana10%16%
Honduras10%15%
Hong Kong, SAR PRC0%No sales tax (Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China) Please use postal code of “00000” or “999077”
Hungary2.70%27%
Iceland10%24%
India10%No sales tax
Indonesia15%10%
Iran10%8%
Ireland2.70%23%
Isle of Man2.70%20%
Israel0%18%
Italy2.70%22%
Jamaica10%16.50%
Japan0%10%
Jersey2.70%5%
Jordan30%16%
Kazakhstan11.70%12%
Kenya25%16%
Kuwait5%No sales tax
Lao People’s Democratic Republic5%10%
Latvia2.70%21%
Lesotho0%14%
Liechtenstein0% + CHF45.00 per 100 kg8%
Lithuania2.70%21%
Luxembourg2.70%17%
Macau0%No sales tax
Madeira2.70%22%
Malaysia0%6%
Maldives0%6%
Malta2.70%18%
Martinique2.70%8.50%
Mayotte2.70%No sales tax
Mexico0%16% (Orders over $1000.00 shipped via DHL or UPS, require the customer provide their own in-country customs broker.)
Monaco2.70%20%
Montserrat10%No sales tax
Morocco2.50%20%
Myanmar2%No sales tax
Namibia0%15%
Netherlands2.70%21%
New Zealand5%15%
Nicaragua10%15%
Nigeria20%5%
Norway0%25%
Oman5%No sales tax
Pakistan10%0%
Panama5%7%
Paraguay20%10%
Peru6%16%
Philippines1%12%
Poland2.70%23%
Portugal2.70%23%
Puerto Rico0%7.25%
Qatar5%No sales tax (Qatar customs will not allow import of devices that contain lithium batteries.)
Reunion2.70%8.50%
Romania2.70%19%
Russian Federation11.70%18% (Packages from Dive Gear Express addressed to private individuals at residential locations in Russia are usually rejected by Russian customs.)
Rwanda25%18%
Saint Kitts And Nevis10%17%
Saint Lucia10%15%
Saint Martin0%No sales tax
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines10%15%
San Marino2.70%No sales tax
Saudi Arabia5%5%
Serbia5%20%
Singapore0%7%
Slovakia2.70%20%
Slovenia2.70%22%
South Africa0%14%
South Korea8%10%
Spain2.70%21%
Sri Lanka0%0%
Suriname10%10%
Swaziland0%14%
Sweden2.70%25%
Switzerland0% + CHF45.00 per 100 kg8%
Taiwan, ROC2.50%5%
Tanzania25%18%
Thailand10%7%
Trinidad And Tobago10%15%
Turkey2.70%18%
Turks And Caicos Islands30%No sales tax
Uganda25%18%
United Arab Emirates5%No sales tax
United Kingdom2.70%20%
Uruguay20%22%
Vietnam5%10%
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