Keep track of Customs Duty payments with expert guidance
Twill will help you understand customs duty and avoid any unnecessary fees when shipping locally or internationally. Wherever you're shipping your goods, you can rely on our customs duty know-how to ensure you're always covered.
We are experienced with customs duty and tax within local markets around the world.
No nasty surprises
Twill ensures your business isn't hit with any surprising customs clearance costs.
We'll always be clear on what customs duty you're required to pay, wherever you ship.
Customs Duty And Taxes
Understanding Customs Duty and Taxes with Twill
What is customs duty?
Customs duty is the charges imposed on goods when they cross international borders between different customs unions. Customs duties depend on the country you’re importing to and can have a large impact on your overall customs clearance costs, so it's important to understand how they're calculated and who's responsible for paying them.
How can Twill help you with customs duty?
Here at Twill we can facilitate the process of customs clearance by ensuring you're paying the correct customs duties and taxes. We will also provide complete transparency surrounding the customs clearance costs and answer any questions you have surrounding duties and taxes for local and international markets.
Types of customs duty
The types of customs duty your shipment is subject to depend on your goods, such as where they were made, what they're made of and how much they're worth. There are numerous types of customs duty, including but not limited to:
Basic Customs Duty (BCD) - the basic customs duty charge levied on imports or exports.
Countervailing Duty (CVD) - tariffs on imports that have received countervailable subsidies in the exporting country.
Anti-dumping duty - charge imposed on imports priced below their normal value.
Excise duty - a charge levied on certain goods at manufacture instead of a sale, for example alcohol and tobacco products.
How is customs duty calculated?
Customs officials will use information from your documentation to calculate customs duties. There is no single 'global' calculation for customs duty. How it is calculated depends on a variety of elements, including:
Country of manufacture
Description and end-use of product
The product's Harmonised System (HS) Code
Trade agreements (if applicable)
Twill's intuitive digital platform will help ensure this is calculated correctly.
Customs duty payments
With complex regulations surrounding the different types of customs duty, when it's applicable and who's responsible for paying it, understanding your customs duty payments can become confusing.
Nonetheless, it's important for anyone managing a shipment to understand how customs duty payments work to ensure you are being charged correctly. When you ship with Twill, we'll simplify the process and handle the customs duty payments for you.
What's the difference between customs duty and tax?
Customs duty is a type of tax placed on goods entering or leaving a country, whereas customs tax is charges placed on almost all purchases.
Customs duties apply specifically to imports, whereas taxes apply to everything, including imports. The purpose of customs duty is to safeguard local economies, while the purpose of customs tax is to generate revenue for the government.
Customs Duty Around the World
Many countries have their own customs duty regulations, so it’s important to understand charges around the globe. Our digital platform can help you with handling worldwide customs duties.
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