Hey guys and girls.
What information do I need to know when considering a purchase of equipment abroad with the intent to ship into the US? Taxes, fees, insurance, shipping, anything else I’m not aware of.
From what I understand, equipment is duty free if it was made in the US, but if the package is shipped with a commercial courier they may charge a customs paperwork fee. What if there are mixed US and European components, does that change things?
I don’t understand the VAT tax but it seems like most European countries have them. Am I responsible to pay VAT as a buyer even if it is not stated by the seller? Are there export fees for the seller that may be added to the price?