When you deliver something to another country, import taxes & duties may be imposed to your shipment by custom. There are 2 payment methods when it comes to import taxes and duties in EasyParcel:
Prepaid By Sender (DDP - Delivered Duty Paid)
Sender pays for the estimated import duties and taxes. The estimated import taxes and duties amount will be included when you pay for this shipment. Paying the charges upfront reduces lag time and streamlines the shipping process to your receiver.
You as the sender must ensure that shipment details are correct and accurate (including shipment value), ready for unloading, and that it fulfils export and import responsibilities. Relevant customs and/or couriers have the right to charge additional charges if you misdeclared any of the shipments.
Postpaid By Receiver (DDU - Delivered Duty Unpaid)
Receiver will be informed by courier/customs to pay for the import taxes and duties when the shipment arrives at destination custom. Additional charges such as storage charges, handling charges, etc may be imposed by custom as well. After the payment is made, the shipment will only be released by custom and delivered to the receiver.
You as a sender will have the responsibility to inform the receiver that he/she is required to pay the duty & taxes or any charges incurred by the destination customs in advance.
We’ve also rolled out a Tax & Duties Calculator to do the estimate calculation for you.