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Customs & Duties

Country Regulations:

Each country has specific regulations about what can (and can't) be delivered. We also stop certain items from being sent overseas if it is deemed a dangerous good. Please check before you ship.

What are Duties and Taxes?

Learn the fundamental difference between Duties and Taxes when shipping worldwide and understand if you are always obliged to pay duties and taxes immediately.

Duties Calculated

The calculation of Duties depends on the assessable value of a dutiable shipment.

For the purpose of this calculation, dutiable goods are given a classification code that is known as the Harmonized System code.

This system has been assigned by the World Customs Organization and continues to evolve.

Taxation Across Borders

Taxes are imposed on goods when they are moved across a political boundary (although some free trade zones exist around the world).

Taxes are usually associated with protectionism, the economic policy of restraining trade between nations.

Who is responsible for the payment?

The payment of Duties and Taxes are typically the responsibility of the receiver, although LWE does offer the opportunity for the sender to meet these costs at origin.

The sender receives an invoice after shipment delivery for the Duties and Taxes that LWE has paid on their behalf at destination, plus a small administration fee.