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How to calculate Customs Fees in the US

Updated: May 16, 2019

Many first time importers wonders about how to calculate Customs fees for their product. This post should help you get an idea of the approximate taxes (duties) you will have to pay for your product.

Here are some examples on how to find and calculate your product duty.

Example Product #1: Textbooks

1) First, you must find your HTS Code.

2) Do a search for “Textbooks” on the search bar on top of the page.

3) Click on: 4901.99.0010 – Duty for Textbooks is FREE

Example Product #2: Porcelain Mugs

1) First, you must find your HTS Code.

2) Do a search for “Porcelain Mugs” on the search bar on top of the page.

3) Click on: 6911.10.4500 – Duty for Porcelain Mugs is 14%

4) Look at your Commercial Invoice for the total cost of your cargo.

5) Assuming your total cost is $1,000 @ 14%. Your duty cost is: $140 + MPF(0.3464%) + HMF (0.125%) = $144.71

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information is intended, but not promised or guaranteed to be current, complete, or up-to-date and should in no way be taken as an indication of future results. You should not act or rely on any information contained in this website without first seeking the advice of a licensed agent!


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