Duty charges

AskDuty charges
Nick Cunha asked 11 years ago


Please can you help me?

I apologise for not really knowing the answer but if I was to be sent a package of personal belongings eg. Clothes etc, would I have to pay duty on this?

I’ve read that gifts and personal items don’t have a duty charge? Is this true? I’m also trying to get a new cell phone sent to me but this would be a gift from my parents so what charge would be applied?

All these items would be coming from the UK and I don’t want someone buying a gift for me if I’m having to pay hundreds of dollars to get it when the gift inside isn’t worth that amount. Please note, I’m not being callous, I just don’t want my family and friends going to all the effort!

Stephen Leslie France replied 11 years ago

(Answering question in your post above)