Questions on tariffs and taxes of China

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3 Jan 15 04:28:58 am
Hello. Recently I started dropshipping. I would like to know how work border tariffs and taxes if you are dropshipping with a chinese provider.

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3 Jan 15 09:36:21 am
Hi Natali and welcome to the forum,

It really depends on the country the item is being drop shipped to, each has their own thresholds and regulations. So if a product is sent to a customer that does have some form of tax applied to it, that is charged to the customer themselves. So it's a good idea to make sure buyers are aware of possible tax implications on purchases within your listings when selling internationally or they can some times get a nasty shock and that can then reflect in your feedback.

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10 Feb 15 09:00:51 am
It depends on shipping methods , countries and products. There are 2 shipping methods most Chinese sellers use:

1. Singapore Post/ HK Post: Usually called free shipping but slow ( Usually about 5 to 10 days to US, 7 to 15 days to Eur, 15 to 45 days to South America) . The tracking number is charged, so many merchants don't offer tracking number if your order is low value.(Our company : no tracking number for order under $20, unless you pay us $2.5). No taxes usually, as merchants can declare low price and it is easy to go through customs.

2. DHL/EMS : It charges fee and fast (3 to 5 days). Taxes depends on countries and products, not easy to go through customs (May be checked if you declare too low price). You can ask the provider to deal with the taxes.

My English is poor, hope this can help you.

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