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Import Tax or Tariff
If your order value (products + shipping) is less than the Postal Import
Duty Free Limit PIDFL (right), you
are likely to receive your parcel with no problems (unless there
is a change to the PIDFL). There is NO need
to read this page further.
Your country's Customs Department has set a PIDFL.
If a parcel's Declared/Insured value exceeds this PIDFL, your Customs
will tax you, even if its marked as gift.
If your country's PIDFL is very low, you should be
thinking how to pay less tax, and not how to pay no tax.
Postal rules are that a parcel can only be insured
not more than its declared value. eg. If a parcel is declared as
40euros, then, it can be insured up to 40euros. If the parcel is
lost or damaged, the delivery company will only pay 40euros.
We have 2 delivery options:
- EMS (Express Mail) where we can insure at Full
- Air or Economy Mail where we can only insure up
to 6,000yen (USD60) only. You risks the remainder amount.
We think it is reasonable risk for you to let us under
declare/insure your parcel. You will need to balance how much insurance
you want versus how much tax you are willing to pay.
Since we started business, there has not been a lost
EMS parcel. For Air Mail, we had 3 lost parcels to Australia until
2007 when it was discovered that postal staff were stealing. Ever
since, there has been no problems.
Duty Free Limit
| Tax Rate
||10% + 5%
||7% + $10
|We do try to update these figures. Do not
hold us responsible for them. You can help by checking with
your Customs Department.
We usually ..
- Send as a person, not company.
- Mark as GIFT.
- NO receipt included.
- Declare and Insure at the FULL value of the order, or
up to 6,000yen for Mail parcel.
- For EMS, we attach a custom invoice outside the parcel
We suggest to under declare/insure
at a believable value, and not some ridiculously low value. While
it is unlikely your typical customs officer know a pair of good
headphones can cost over 200euros, surely he knows that it can't
be 20euros! A more reasonable value he may expect is probably about
If the declared, insured value is too low for the
category of item, the customs officer may get suspicious and open
to check the contents. He may go further to try to access the market
value of the product, and tax you based on that value (has not happened
You will tell us how much to declare/insure it for.
You risks the remainder amount.
Declare as Gift
Gift or no gift, if the declared/insured value is
more than the PIDFL, it can be taxed. In some countries, declaring
as gift may qualify it for a higher PIDFL. We always declare as
Gift. So, that can only help, if only in some cases.
Since gifts are usually sent by person to person,
we send your parcel in the name of a person, not Bluetin company.
We also don't include any receipt in the parcel.
But, for EMS parcels, postal rules requires us to
attach a Customs Invoice outside the parcel.
What can you do?
Ask around, especially in forums, for some local experiences.
Ask specifically if their parcels were
- sent from a business or person address
- sent to a business or person address
- declared as gift or merchandise
- what was the declared and insured values
- was a receipt included in the parcel, and what
was the written value
There is NO way any overseas seller can guarantee you will not
be taxed, as this is a matter of your country's customs law. Any
seller claiming they can is just saying anything to get your sale,
or is taking some risk without telling you such as not insuring