New to importing

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  • Karma:
13 Oct 08 10:06:39 pm
Hi Guys...

I live in Australia and I wanted to find out what the necessities are for importing goods such as DVD movies and such from China...Possible licenses and importing taxes?

Can you please direct me in the appropriate areas?



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  • Karma:
30 Oct 08 11:40:10 pm
Hi Michael,

You won't need a license to import DVDs. Your main concerns will be whether the DVDs are legitimate region 4 (pretty unlikely from China unfortunately) and the import duty.

You can take a look at information on duties here: Link hidden: Login to view

But you'll save yourself a lot of time if you just email or call customs and ask them to tell you. It can be tricky working out exactly what duties apply when you you're inexperienced.

Customs Information and Support Centre (CISC): telephone number 1300 363 263 or email: Link hidden: Login to view



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