Customs and duties

What are customs limits in my country?

Tax-free threshold for Australia is AUD1000 for packages not containing alcohol or tobacco.
Belarus — 200 EUR
Belgium — 74 EUR
Brazil — 50 USD per package
Canada — Any item mailed to Canada is potentially subject to duty and taxes. Therefore, unless specifically exempted, you must pay the 5% GST on items you import into Canada by mail. There is no additional duty on any goods worth $20 CAD or less or gifts worth $60 CAD or less.
China — 1000 CNY (153 USD)
European countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany etc. — Gift exemption for items that are under 45 EUR
Israel — 75 USD
Japan — In most cases, goods valued at less than 10,000 yen ($110-$120) are exempt from consumption tax.
Netherlands — 22 EUR
New Zealand — All items will be liable for Customs duties and charges when they arrive.
Russia — 1000 EUR per month
Ukraine — 150 EUR per shipment
United Kingdom — 15 EUR

If your country is not on the list, please contact Shopfans to find out customs limit in your country.

How to fill out Customs Declaration?

To fill out the declaration, go to your account and try to repeat the steps from the video below
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These are important tips how to fill out Customs Declaration.

The sum of all items in the Declaration form should not exceed $2500 (this is a maximum allowed amount of one consolidated box to be shipped out of the United States).

This is our recommendation how to fill out Customs declaration form:

— Any information you include in the declaration form should always be in English

— You need to only include items’ description (jeans, t-shirt, etc.)

— Don’t include detailed information about items (for example: color, canvas, etc.)

— If you bought several similar items from the same or different stores, then, you should group them into one section.

For Example: you have one yellow umbrella ($10) from store A, one green umbrella ($15) from store B, and one grey umbrella ($20) from store C. So, it would look like this on the Declarations form – Item: Umbrella, Quantity: 3, Price: $45

— Please try not to ship more than 5 identical items in one box. If you have 10 identical t-shirts, don’t fill in as «T-shirt – Quantity: 10», it’s is better to split it into 2 or 3 sections — «T-shirt – Quantity: 5» and «Top – Quantity: 5»

— All prices should be in US dollars

Export Policy and Export Restrictions Information

The U.S. Departent of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administer export control regulations that affect some aspects of our business. We request that you (the «Customer») read and familiarize yourself with the following regarding certain applicable export regulations.

The sale, transfer, transportation, or shipment outside of the U.S. of any product prohibited or restricted for export without complying with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including proper export licensing, documentation or authorization, is strictly prohibited and may result in fines, penalties, and imprisonment.

Shopfans has implemented the Export Management and Compliance Program which protects all export control technical data, product, software or technology from illegal export as per the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) regulations. Shopfans will not engage in any transaction that requires illegal export of any products and will not assist directly or indirectly with illegal export or re-export of any products. Furthermore, Shopfans will not export shipments that require a formal government authorisation (i.e. export license, agreement, license exemption,etc.) or require Automated Export System (AES) Export Electronic Information (EEI) compliance. Below are some items that generally require a formal U.S. government authorisation:

Items listed below may require an export license, including, but not limited to, the following:

Generation 2, 3, or 4 Night Vision Equipment and Night Vision Accessories

Thermal Imaging Equipment and Heat Seekers

Optical Sighting Equipment and Tactical Lights (both Hand-Held and Weapon-Mountable), Accessories, and Mounting Hardware

Tactical Gear and Weapon Accessories

Knives

Military Apparel including Body Armor, Helmets and Helmet Accessories, and Shields (all Levels/Types)

Some Laboratory Equipment (e.g. spectrometers, certain rubber gloves, crucibles, etc.)

Some Electronic Equipment (High powered computers, integrated circuits used in many communication systems, gyros, accelerators, etc.)

Telecommunications products with high levels of encryption (e.g. network switches, LAN or WAN servers, cellular base stations, etc.). Off the shelf cell phones are generally okay.

Manufacturing Equipment (e.g. certain pipes, valves, pumps, generators generally used in the production or development of chemicals, gas & oil, energy, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries).

Jet engine or aircraft navigation equipment (civilian and military).

Guns (all types) and accessories (e.g. scopes, stands, handles, ammunition, cases, silencers, etc.)

Vehicles

Important Export Restrictions Warning!

Export of items that require a valid export license, agreement or license exemption by Shopfans is strictly prohibited. These shipments will require special services that Shopfans does not provide. More information may be found in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R. 120-130) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. 730-774). See information from the website below.

Shopfans does not provide services for shipments that require a U.S. AES EEI submission.

Generally shipments that require an AES EEI Submission are:

Any shipment that need a formal U.S. government approval;
Having a value of $2500 or more for the same Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)/Schedule B (same type of item), in the same shipment, going to the same entity.

U.S. law prohibits sale, transfer, or export of items to certain restricted parties, end-uses, and embargoed countries, as identified on lists maintained by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. It is the responsibility of the customer to be aware of these lists, which can be found on the below U.S. Government websites. By proceeding with any transaction, the customer confirms that the Customer will not engage in any unauthorised transaction involving export of Shopfans products to any restricted parties or destinations.

Restricted Parties

Shopfans will not execute shipments to individuals, companies or any other entity that are subject to restriction or denial of export privileges by any agency of the United States government, including without limitation by reason of being named on the Department of Commerce’s Denied Parties List or Entity List; the Department of State’s Debarred List; or the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals List.

Prohibited End-uses

Shopfans will not execute shipments that contain hardware, software or technology that will be used for the development, production, stockpiling or use of weapons of mass destruction.

Sanctioned/Embargoed Destinations

Shopfans will not export items to U.S. embargoed or sanctioned countries. For a complete list of countries please refer to the EAR, ITAR and OFAC regulations. Most of the U.S. prohibited destinations are listed on the OFAC website (refer to link below).

For further information regarding the applicable laws, regulations, and policies contact:

U.S. Department of Commerce

Bureau of Industry and Security

Tel.: (202) 482-4811

Website: http://www.bis.doc.gov
U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Directorate of Defense Trade Control

Tel.: (202) 663-1282

Website: http://www.pmddtc.state.gov

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Office of Foreign Assets Controls

Tel.: (202) 622-2480

Website: http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac

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