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Import duty for shipping electronics items back to US ?

Post by iunnik » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 7:43 pm

Hi,

We are moving back to US. Does anyone know what import duty we have to pay for shipping goods such as TV that is less than a year old ? What if we have no receipt ? Thanks in advance !

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 11:36 pm

Don't know about duty but shipping a TV that works here back to the US would be somewhat useless. Wrong voltage, more importantly, wrong video format... PAL here, NTSC in the US.

Shipping costs are high. Might consider just selling it and buying another on the other end.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 12:16 am

I don't really know either. It used to be if it was a year old you wouldn't have to but that was many years ago.

I do know most TV's sold here are multi-system as well as multi-voltage so it would work in the US with no problem. Most multi-system TVs here handle PAL B/G D & K, NTSC 4.5/3.48, SECAM. Most are Auto voltage systems handling 110-240V 50/60 Hz (don't even have to throw a switch).

Agree with SE on the shipping though. Unless you are already buying container space and have the room in the space purchased.
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Re: Import duty for shipping electronics items back to US ?

Post by leopard » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 2:58 am

when a co-worker shipped a house worth of stuff from SG to san diego, the customs officers didn't bother. so long as it's "personal effects", i think there's no tax. just don't overdo it.
iunnik wrote:Hi,

We are moving back to US. Does anyone know what import duty we have to pay for shipping goods such as TV that is less than a year old ? What if we have no receipt ? Thanks in advance !

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