We ship to almost everywhere in the world using USPS and FEDEX shipping services, along with your country's postal service. Rates are calculated at checkout to ensure fair pricing. Please note that the shipping time varies widely, based on your countries mail service and border policies. Duties and taxes are often required for the importation of goods internationally. All duties and taxes are 100% subject to the importer of any goods and are not the responsbility of Flashtech.
Understanding Duties and Taxes
It is important to consider the effects of duties, taxes, port handling fees and other customs charges when determining your shipment's total shipping charges. Depending on the content of your shipment and the destination country, customs charges will affect the price the recipient is willing to pay for your product. Being able to calculate and communicate the "landed" cost upfront can often save both you and the recipient valuable time and money.
Almost all shipments crossing international borders are subject to the assessment of duties and taxes imposed by the importing country's government. Duties and taxes are imposed to generate revenue, protect local industries against foreign competition or both. The duties and taxes normally must be paid before the goods are released from customs. A shipment's duty and tax amount may be based on:
- Product value
- Trade agreements
- Country of manufacture
- Use of the product
- The product's Harmonized System (HS) code
Customs officials assess duties and taxes based on information provided on the air waybill, the Commercial Invoice and other relevant documents.