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You probably should rephrase your Q. What exactly are you asking? Are you asking whether the Indian Customs guys will accept duty that Amazon will pay on your behalf because they have already collected it from you? If yes, why would they not?What about a product ordered from say, Amazon USA? Amazon calculates shipping and duties and adds it to the final price. Is this duty/ tax paid to Amazon accepted by our customs?
What about a product ordered from say, Amazon USA? Amazon calculates shipping and duties and adds it to the final price. Is this duty/ tax paid to Amazon accepted by our customs?
You have just deciphered my extremely complex question haven't you, so don't understand what exactly needs rephrasing here.You probably should rephrase your Q. What exactly are you asking? Are you asking whether the Indian Customs guys will accept duty that Amazon will pay on your behalf because they have already collected it from you? If yes, why would they not?
Pls do correct me if am wrong, but duties + taxes in India for getting electronic items may be 10% & gst 28%. The logistics company will add its shipping charges too. So if you are ordering on Amazon.com, before checking out or buying, you will get to see the consolidated amount inclusive of duties/taxes & shipping . If you feel that amount is worthwhile, then you can go ahead & pay or else back out.Can someone please tell in plain language how it is calculated? It would be helpful to laymen. (Including me!)
Thank you for sharing this. I found this out the hard way when importing a headphone amp in February. and I thought it was Fedex who had messed it up. because some higher value imports in January came in much cheaper. And they were unable to explain. I remember escalating it up to top at Fedex. Of course, to no avail.please read carefully the new customs notifications we received
taking into effect FEB 2020
the duty is 75% plus effective from feb 2020 ( cumulative of basic customs AND IGST cleared under HS9804 )
even if you import with a PERSONAL IEC code
( yes a commercial iec code will attract lower duties )
also please note the last para
there are no more value based exemptions anymore
please import knowing the law
so dont be surprised when you are hit with a duty bill
( yes there are instances when you can get away - but the acutal law as in the pdf below )
Above is not to deter or scare anyone from importing ( there may be many instances where one would have gotten through paying lower duties )
I received the notification in Feb 2020
hence i thought of sharing
May be useful to some - may be bullocks to others
If it get caught at customs, probably yes.I'm sure this is applicable to items that are hand carried as well. Isn't it?
Do you have an IEC or its just without that?
hmmm, expected duty price. Where did you order it from?
Thanks a lot. Among lot of skepticism, this is very useful. Perhaps the most transparent post about buying direct implications. Thanks.