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How are duty and taxes calculated?

Customs Duty is a tax charged on all products shipped from outside of the European Union. Controlled by Customs, the purpose of Duty is to bring the cost of imported goods up to the same cost as those produced within the EU to keep competition fair.
In order to calculate duty and tax you must know the value of the goods, the freight charge and the correct commodity code. The commodity code will determine what duty rate is applicable to your goods. Customs duty is applied against the customs value of the goods. By customs value we mean the invoice value + the freight charge.
You can get an estimate on duties and taxes on our Global Trade Manager.

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