Responsibility of the Exporter

Taobao Age. guarantees clearance at Chinese Customs, and ensures compliance with all laws and regulations in China to ensure the good(s) can be lawfully exported from China.

Responsibility of the Importer

The Importer or recipient of international shipment must comply to all laws and regulations of the destination Country or State. In line with this, the importer is responsible in ensuring that the good(s) can be lawfully imported to the destination Country.

1. The Importer is responsible for the goods when they pass through Customs in the destination Country.

It is buyer’s responsibility to know in advance if the goods are permissible to import in the destination Country and the corresponding clearance requirements, taxes, policies, etc. which apply.

2. The Importer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged in the destination Country. Import duties and taxes, determined by the classification of a good, may be levied on the good(s) in accordance with each local Customs policies. Such additional fees do not form part of the price of our service, and shipping.

Typically, the Consignee of the shipped parcel is taken as the importer in any case. Thus, if you are dropshipping, it is important to put into record that the Consignee of the good(s) is your customer. In effect, your Customer will be responsible for assessed import duties, taxes, or issues arising from Customs inspection.

If you have specific requirement for declaration, let us know through a comment in your order page and we will do as you have requested. However, it is also important for you to be aware, that Customs may determine that the declared value is not compatible with the actual value of the goods, and this will cause more trouble.

Based on experience, there is only a 0.3% tariff probability for the parcels sent by Taobao Age. In most cases, there is no problem that your parcel goes through the Customs. However, if your parcel is subjected under Customs detention, you should be ready to pay for extra fee to get your parcel.

Civil and Commercial Parcels

Civil use parcels do not need to pay tax, while commercial parcels need to pay the tax. In general, there are two important considerations in which Customs judge a parcel as for commercial or civil use; it takes into account the number of the item, and the weight of the parcel.  A bulk of the same item can be construed for commercial purpose.

Likewise, package weighing more than 10 KG may be regarded for commercial purpose. Be informed about the weight of your parcel, or the “charge weight” as with most express couriers like DHL where the charge is confirmed based on both volume and parcel weight. We suggest your package should not surpass 10 KG; if you have 20 KG, you should consider dividing them into two boxes weighing 10 KG each.

The declared value of your parcel also impacts the probability of taxation. If the value of your parcel is less than the tariff threshold in your State, normally your parcel will not be taxed.  We provide a table below as your reference.

CountryThreshold
USA800$
Canada20C$
United Kingdom15£
Australia1000AUD
European Union22€
Russia10000RUB
Japan130$
Singapore300$
New Zealand300$
Spain30$
Switzerland20CHF