DUTY & TAX/VAT
UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTALS
Tax/VAT Across Borders
Government Tax/VAT are imposed on goods which are moved across a political boundary (although some free trade zones exist around the world). Tax/VAT are usually associated with protectionism, the economic policy of restraining trade between nations.
Who is Responsible for Payment of assessed Duty & Tax/VAT?
The payment of duties and Tax/VAT are typically the responsibility of the receiver, although DHL Express does offer the opportunity for DHL account holders to pay for them post clearance on behalf of the Receiver.
In that case, after shipment delivery, DHL invoices Account customers for the duties and Tax/VAT we paid on their behalf at destination, plus a small administration fee.