hey all, question, when importing anything fabric related, like neoprene (example a cooling bag) or a belt (a running belt of neoprene), are you getting a 17% import tax?! on the whole bill (from china to u.s., shipping by sea? I’m sort of really not expecting this.., but got hit with fabric related tax, particularly neoprene..& polyester
Actually the supplier does not and should not dictate what duty percentage you are paying. Customs does in fact dictate what duty you will and should be paying. I have had customers import cooling bags and I can verify that those items are in fact correctly taxed at 17.6% for the ones we cleared. I’m not quite sure about the running belts but if you are not satisfied with the duty rate you can always ask customs for a ruling. It will take a couple of weeks but you will get the correct duty. After you get a ruling and let’s say that customs says that your duty was less, you can always ask your broker to file for a refund. Also never Google your duty. I hope this helps!
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