What Charges Might I Face?
Duties, Taxes and Penalties; Regularization Fees
A Carnet allows the temporary importation of merchandise without the deposit of taxes (e.g., value-added taxes, VAT) and duties or the purchase of an import bond. With a customs claim for which there is no proof of re-exportation, duties, taxes and usually a penalty (10% of the duty and taxes) will become payable.
This VAT chart is a general reference guide. Actual taxes and duties may vary.
Regularization Fees and Penalties
Foreign customs may charge a Regularization Fee if the re-exportation counterfoil was not validated by a customs inspector upon re-exportation or if proof of re-exportation is submitted more than 6 months after the customs claims date (for the Netherlands ONLY). The amount of this fee and its application vary from country to country.
Countries known to impose a Regularization Fee are:
|Serbia||7170 RSD (Serbian Dinars)|
|Switzerland||50 - 250 CHF (Swiss Francs)|
|Thailand||10% of import duties
No<1000 Baht & No>20,000 Baht
Countries known to impose Penalties are:
|Singapore||30 - 5,000 SGD (Singapore Dollars) and GST/duties where applicable|
|UAE||500 - 5,000 (AED)|
|Ukraine||850 - 17,000 (UAH)|
USCIB Claims Handling Fees
Effective October 21, 2014:
Claim Payment to Foreign Customs
Claims Handling Fee
|$1 to $150||$50|
|$151 to $1,000||$100|
|$1,001 to $2,500||$200|
|$2,501 to $5,000||$300|
|$5,001 to $7,500||$400|
|$7,501 to $10,000||$500|
|Over $10,000||5% of the amount paid;
Maximum of $4,000
USCIB reserves the right to assess any charges on any claims that require excessive claim Examiners’ time; telephone, facsimile or postage charges; and other situations that cause financial or other loss to USCIB as a result of misuse of an ATA Carnet.