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Customs, Duties, and Taxes
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Knowing the CIF Value of your package
CIF stands for “Cost, Insurance and Freight” which means package’s invoice total + transportation cost + insurance.
It is used by Customs to calculate duties.

Customs Duty= CIF value (package’s invoice total + transportation cost + insurance) x Tariff Rate
Other than Customs duty, there will be Excise Duty.
Excises are distinguished from customs duties, which are taxes on importation. Excises are inland taxes, whereas customs duties are border taxes.
Each country has its own rules and regulations and ways of imposing and collecting excise and customs duty. Excise and customs duties may differ from one country to another.

Tariffs in the World
World Tariff is a commercial online database covering customs duties and taxation in countries around the world.
●It's not free service. US$7 query!
●Tariffs of 125 countries around the world, including 25 EU countries.
●Tariff rates are available on both MFN and GSP base.
●Also includes various related tax information, e.g. Value added tax, Liquor tax etc.
A list of countries supported by World Tariff

Tariffs in the World (Free)
Universal Postal Union : The Universal Postal Union is the international organization that coordinates postal transactions between various nations.
APEC : Information on tariffs and rules of origin in APEC member economies
USPS : Index of Countries and Localities


Following links cover over 140 countries Tariff information.

● mark on list indicates country not listed on World Tariff. Reference Jetro Business Library (Last Update Oct 2010)

Country Organization Page Name
International
World Customs Organization [National Customs Websites]
BITD International Customs Tariffs Bureau [Consult tariff][Member States]
EXPORT.GOV [Tariffs and Import Fees]
Asia
Japan Japan Customs [Japan's Tariff Schedule]
ASEAN
(Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and VietNam)
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
India Central Board of Excise and Customs [Customs Tariff 2009-10]
Indonesia Association of Southeasta Asian Nations [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
-US-ASEAN Business Council [CEPT Tariff Lists]
Korea,Rep Korea Customs Service [Korea Customs Tariff D/B]
Cambodia
Kingdom of Cambodia
[IMPORT DUTIES]
(ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
Singapore Customs [Valuation,Duties & GST]
(ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
Sri Lanka Customs [Customs Tariff]
Thailand Customs Department [Integrated Tariff Database]
(ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
Taiwan Directorate General of Customs [Tariff Database Search]
China PRC China Custom's Online Service Center [商品信息査詢]
Pakistan Pakistan Customs [Customs Tariff]
Bangladesh Cotecna [Tariff Books]
Phippines Tariff Commission [Classification Rulings]
(ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
Brunei (ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
Viet Nam Investment & Tarde Promortion Center [Taxation>Vitetnam's Customs Tariff Schedule 2008]
General Department of Vietnam Customs [Tariff Search]
(ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department [Import/Export Cliarance]
Malaysia (ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
● Myanmar (ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
● Maldives Moldives Customs service [Procedures>Import>Import Duty>Import tariff book]
● Mongolia Mongolian customs [аалийн татвар(customs duty) ]
Laos (ASEAN) [ASEAN Free Trade Area]
(CEPT) [CEPT Tariff Lists]
Europe
European Union (27 Countries)
Ireland European Union [Taxation and Customs Union>TARIC Home Page]
Italy
United Kingdom
Estonia
Austria
Netherlands
Cyprus
Greece
Sweden
Spain
Slovakia
Slovenia
Czech Rep.
Denmark
Germany
Hungary
Finland
France
Bulgaria
Belgium
Poland
Portugal
Malta
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Rumania
Other European countries (Include Europe Union)
Iceland The Directorate of Customs [Customs Tariff]
Swizerland Confederazione Svizzeza Confereration Suisse [Zolltarif_tares>Generaltarif]
Czech Rep. Customs Administration [Applications>Taric CZ]
Denmark VITA [VITA tarifering 01/12/2008](Danish)
Germany Bundesministerium der Finanzen [TARIC(Zolltarif)](German)
Norway Tollvesenet [Norwegian Custom Tariff 2008]
Bulgaria Customs Agency [CUSTOMS TARIFF]
Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus [Тарифы](Russian)
Macedonia CUSTOMS Administration [Customs Tariff 2008]
Russia Customs [English>Customs>DUTIES AND TAXES]
North America
Canada Canada Border services Agency [Customs Tariff]
USA (ITC) United States International Trade Commission [TARIFF INFOERMATION CENTER]
Central & South America
MERCOSUR
( Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela)
Mercado Común del Sur [Bases de Datos>Arancel Externo Comun>Consulta por codigo]
CAN
(Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru)
Comunidad Andina (NANDINA) [Decisiones]
ALADI
(Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela)
(ALADI) Latin-American Integration Association [Current Tariffs]
SIECA
(Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica)
(SIECA) Secretaria de Integracion Economica Centroamericana [ARANCEL CENTROAMEICANO DE IMPORTACION]
Argentina MERCOSUR [Bases de Datos>Arancel Externo Comun>Consulta por codigo]
Urguay MERCOSUR [Bases de Datos>Arancel Externo Comun>Consulta por codigo]
Ecuador ADUANA DEL ECUADOR [Arancel Nacional]
(CAN) NANDINA [Decisiones]
(ALADI) [Current Tariffs]
Cotecna [Tariff Books]
El Salvador Aduanas de El Salvador [Sistema Arancelario>Arancel Electoronico DGA>Consultas]
(SIECA) [ARANCEL CENTROAMEICANO DE IMPORTACION]
Cuba Aduana General de la República de Cuba [Nuevo Arancel comercial 2008]
Guatemala (SIECA) [ARANCEL CENTROAMEICANO DE IMPORTACION]
● Guadeloupe EU Tariff [Taxation and Customs Union]
Costa Rica (SIECA) [ARANCEL CENTROAMEICANO DE IMPORTACION]
Colombia (CAN) NANDINA [Decisiones]
(ALADI) Latin-American Integration Association [Current Tariffs]
Chile Chilie [Legislacion y Normativa>Arancel Aduanero]
Nicaragua Direcccion General de Servicios Aduaneros [Arancel]
(SIECA) [ARANCEL CENTROAMEICANO DE IMPORTACION]
Bermuda HN Customs Bermuda [Tariff]
Paraguay MERCOSUR [Bases de Datos>Arancel Externo Comun>Consulta por codigo]
● French Guiana EU Tariff [Taxation and Customs Union>TARIC Home Page]
Brazil MERCOSUR [Bases de Datos>Arancel Externo Comun>

Consulta por codigo]

Venezuela (CAN) NANDINA [Decisiones]
MERCOSUR [Bases de Datos>Arancel Externo Comun>Consulta por codigo]
Peru SUNAT (SUPERINTENDENCIA NACIONAL DE ADMINISTRACION TRIBUTARIA) [Customs Information]

By Heading (Tariff)

(CAN) NANDINA [Decisiones]
Honduras (SIECA) [ARANCEL CENTROAMEICANO DE IMPORTACION]
● Martinique EU Tariff [Taxation and Customs Union>TARIC Home Page]
Mexico Secretaria de Economia [Sistema de Informacion Arancelaria Via Internet “SIAVI 2”]
Middle East
GCC (UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Customs Union [Implementation Procedures for the GCC Customs Union]
Afghanistan Afghanistan Customs Department [Tariff]
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi csutoms [Search in Tariff]
Israel ISRAEL TAX AUTHORITY [Commericial Import Taxes>Customs and Purchase Tax Tariff]
● Iran Customs Administration [Business Information>Tariff]
Oman ROYAL OMAN POLICE [Common External Customs Tariff by HS Code]
Saudi Arabia Saudi Customs [Tariff]
Syria Syrian Customs [Tariff]
Turkey Republic Of Turkey Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Customs [EU/External Relation>Tariff]
Bahrain Bahrain Customs [Harmonised System>GCC COMMON EXTERNAL CUSTOMS TARIFF 2007]
Lebanon Lebanese Customs [National Tariff]
Africa
UEMOA
(Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo)
UEMOA (Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine) [La Nomenclature Tarifaire (NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun (TEC)]
COMESA
(Burundi, Comoros, D.R.Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
COMESA Customs Union (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Afirica) [The Common external Tariff (CET)]
SACU
(Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland)
SACU (Southern Customs Union) [Common External Tariffs (CET)]
Algeria Direction Generale des Douanes Algeriennes [Consultation Tarif]
Angola Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
Uganda Uganda Revenue Authority [Tax Tariffs]
Ghana Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
Gabon Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
● Cameroon Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
● Guinea-Bissau UEMOA
Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine
[La Nomenclature Tarifaire (NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun (TEC)]
Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
Kenya Kenya Revenue Authority:KRA [Custom services Department]
Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
Cote d'Ivoire UEMOA
Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine
[La Nomenclature Tarifaire (NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun(TEC)]
DOUANES DE COTE D'IVOIRE [SERVICES EN LIGNE>>Tarif]
Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
● Comoros COMESA Customs Union (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Afirica) [The Common external Tariff (CET)]
● Congo,Rep. Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
Cotecna [Tariff Book]
● Zimbabwe COMESA Customs Union (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Afirica) [The Common external Tariff(CET)]
● Swaziland COMESA Customs Union (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Afirica) [The Common external Tariff (CET)]
● Equatorial Guinea Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
Senegal UEMOA (Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine) [La Nomenclature Tarifaire(NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun (TEC)]
Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
Tanzania Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
● Chad Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
● Central African Rep. Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
● Togo UEMOA
Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine
[La Nomenclature Tarifaire (NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun (TEC)]
Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
Nigeria Customs Service [CET Tariff]
Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
● Namibia SACU (Southern Customs Union) [Common External Tariffs (CET)]
● Niger UEMOA (Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine) [La Nomenclature Tarifaire (NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun (TEC)]
Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
● Burkina Faso UEMOA (Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine) [La Nomenclature Tarifaire (NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun (TEC)]
Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
Cotecna [Resources>Tariff Book]
● Benin UEMOA (Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine) [La Nomenclature Tarifaire (NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun (TEC)]
Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique de la CEMAC]
● Botswana SACU (Southern Customs Union) [Common External Tariffs (CET)]
Madagascar Madagascar [Tarif douanier 2007]
Mali UEMOA (Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine) [La Nomenclature Tarifaire (NTS) et Statistique du Tarif Exterieur Commun (TEC)]
Investir en Zone Franc [Nomenclature tarifaire et statistique ]
South Africa (SACU) Southern Customs Union [Common External Tariffs (CET)]
Mauritius Mauritius Revenue Authority [Tariff Information]
Morocco Administration des Douanes et Impots Indirects [Tarif]
Rwanda BITD (International Customs Tariffs Bureau) [Consult tariff]

[Member States]

● Lesotho (SACU) Southern Customs Union [Common External Tariffs(CET)]
Oceania
Australia Australian Customs Service [Customs Tariff>Working tariff Page]
● Samoa ITC [TARIFF INFORMARION TRADE CENTER]
● Tonga Tonga Customs 「Custom Service>Legistation]
New Zealand NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMS SERVICE [The Working Tariff Document of New Zealand]
● Vanuatu Vanuatu Customs & Inland revenue [Customs Tariff(HS)]
Papua New Guinea PAPUA NEW GUINEA CUSTOMS [Tariffs>Tariff Classification]
Fiji Fiji Islands Revenue & Customs Authority [Customs & Excise>Tariff Rates]
● French Polynesia EU Tariff [Taxation and Customs Union>TARIC Home Page]

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