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Discussion in 'The Family Room' started by AAH, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    I'm just about to order the bulk of this years leds and I thought I'd better check beforehand what the dollar threshold is for imports coming into Australia before there is import duty.

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  2. kane

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    $1000 (including shipping) is the threshhold. Over this point, you are liable to GST, plus import tariffs (which vary depending on the type of product), plus a clearence fee of sorts from memory.

    Here's a link to the official info:
    http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page5549.asp
     
  3. tuppetsdad

    tuppetsdad Funding & Tech Support

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    Good link Kane.

    Imported items are classified by according to their intended use and construction (Tariff Codes) and import duty is will be charged unless there is a Tariff concession. Generally the Tariff concession rate is 0% for LED lights and controllers so duty is not payable. If you import these together with other goods you may get these classified in another way.
     

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