Check this page for tax and duty updates throughout the year.
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Pitney Bowes handles adding additional tax and duty at checkout, along with payment to the appropriate government. As part of the value that Pitney Bowes brings to your international business, we will manage this technical change along with corresponding logistics.
Your Client Success Manager can provide strategy and marketing recommendations based on changes.
- 1/1: the value below which goods can be shipped to Russia before duties and taxes are assessed (i.e. the de minimus value) by Russia’s customs was reduced to 200 EUR (from 500 EUR CIF).
- 1/31: the value below which goods can be shipped to Indonesia before duties and taxes are assessed (i.e. the de minimus value) was reduced to 3 USD (from 75 USD).
- 4/1: the Norwegian Ministry of Finance passed a law that extends VAT (value added tax) to low value imports. The law requires off-shore suppliers of low-value goods (LVG) valued at 3,000 NOK or less to be charged VAT of 25% at checkout. VAT was not previously collected on imported goods where the value of the goods were less than 350 NOK. Please note that no customs duty will be collected from customers on orders valued at 3,000 NOK or less. The rules have not changed for goods valued over 3,000 NOK and VAT and duty will still be collected.
- Upcoming (date pending): The Canadian Parliament has formally approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Canada is the third and final country to approve USMCA. A key provision includes an increase in the value before duties and taxes are assessed (de minimis levels) for products entering Canada and Mexico from the U.S. You can find a summary of the tax and duty de minimis levels here.