Declared Value for Customs Explained

It is very important to declare the correct value when creating your shipment on Easyship. In this article, we will discuss how to declare your shipment value correctly, and what happens when you don't. 

What We'll Cover

Declared Value

Always input the true value of the item as the customs value.  This value represents the transactional value of your items. Meaning that the amount your customer paid to receive the items.

If you enter a value that is lower than the transactional value, your shipment may be held at customs and additional fees may be charged to your account. Underdeclaring the value of your shipment is strictly prohibited as per the terms and conditions of using Easyship.

Misdeclared Shipments

If customs are uncertain about the declared value of a shipment. The local customs officer will require proof of purchase. This means a screenshot from a bank transfer, PayPal or otherwise something proving the value of the product. In most cases, the courier will notify us if additional documents are missing and we will reach out to you directly. 

It's important to note that if a shipment is being investigated by customs you need to provide the requested information within 7-14 days or the shipment will be abandoned or automatically returned. 

 

Declaring an item as a gift

When shipping with Easyship, all shipments are declared to be commercial. You are not able to declare a shipment as a gift if the value of the item is above the tax threshold for the destination country. 

Tax Threshold

You can find the different thresholds for all destination countries on Easyship's webpage, located here.

Tax Threshold Shipping from Hong Kong to USA

 

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