Shipping to United States?

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Introduction

US is the second largest ecommerce market, leading in North America. Led by the ecommerce giants Amazon and eBay, US continues to grow with more innovative trends in online sales. In 2015, annual sales was $340B USD with a projected growth to $548B USD by 2019

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
United States - US
Currency
United States dollar - USD
Tax (VAT / GST)
0%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
800 USD
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
800 USD
Incoterms
The valuation method is FOB (Free on Board), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated exclusively on the value of the imported goods. However, some duties are based part in value and part in quantity. In addition to duty, imports may be subject to a Merchandise Processing Fee, and in some cases to sales tax, and Federal Excise Tax.
Import duties
Mobiles
6%
Tablets
6%
Computers & Laptops
6%
Cameras
6%
Accessories (no-battery)
6%
Accessories (battery)
6%
Health & Beauty
6%
Fashion
22%
Watches
6%
Jewelry
6%
Dry Food & Supplements
9%
Home & Appliances
6%
Home & Garden
6%
Toys
6%
Sports
6%
Luggage
20%
Audio Video
6%
Documents
6%
Gaming
6%
Books & Collectibles
6%
Pet Accessories
6%
To get an estimation on tax & shipping

Rates

0.5kg parcel going from Hong Kong to United States
Rates are based on shipments to Los Angeles. Singup to check rates for different origin cities.
Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Fastest and Our pick

UPS - Worldwide Saver
2 - 3 working days
4.1 / 5 1788 votes

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Drop-off

UPS - Worldwide Saver
HKD 228.56
HKD 601.48
- 62%

Cheapest

HK Post - e-Express
6 - 8 working days
3.5 / 5 1230 votes

Drop-off

HK Post - e-Express
HKD 49.00

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Pets
Medicine
Weapons and Firearms
Explosives
Hazardous Materials
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Fresh Food
Plants
Seeds
Chemicals
Endangered Species and Products
Cultural Heritage Goods
Objectionable publications
Counterfeit Goods

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .