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Taxes and fees on clothing purchases from Turkey via the internet

A comprehensive guide to the United States, the European Union, Australia and Canada

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When buying clothes online from Turkey, it is essential to understand the tax exemption limits, customs duties, and value-added taxes (VAT) that may apply to your purchases. This guide will provide an overview of these factors for various countries, including the United States, the European Union, Australia, and Canada.

United State:

Limits of tax and customs duty exemption:

In the United States, the minimum value (tax-free threshold) for imported goods, including clothing, is $800 per person per day. If the value of the purchased clothing exceeds this limit, customs duties may apply. The United States uses the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) to set tariff rates, which depend on the type of clothing and materials used. For the most accurate information, consult the official US Customs and Border Protection website or a customs broker.

European Union:

Limits of tax exemption, customs duties and value-added tax:

Tax exemption limits, customs duties, and VAT rates vary between EU member states. In general, for goods with a value of 22 euros or less, most EU countries do not apply customs duties or value added tax. For goods between €22 and €150, no customs duties apply, but VAT is generally charged. For goods over €150, both customs duties and value added tax apply. VAT rates vary between EU member states, usually between 17% and 27%. For specific rates and exemptions, see the official customs website of the specific EU member state you are importing into.


Limits of tax exemption, customs duties and goods and services tax:

For goods of A$1,000 or less, no customs duties or Goods and Services Tax (GST) apply in Australia. For goods over A$1,000, customs duties and GST apply, and the importer is required to file an import declaration. Goods and Services Tax of 10% is applied to the total value of the goods, including shipping and insurance costs. Customs fees vary according to the type of clothing and materials used. Consult online Australian Border Force resources or a customs broker for specific rates.


Limits of tax exemption, customs duties and taxes:

In Canada, the tax exemption limit of CAD 20 applies to goods imported by mail. Items valued at $20 CAD or less will generally not be subject to customs duties, Goods and Services Tax (GST), Provincial Sales Tax (PST), or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). Goods and Services Tax is applied at the rate of 5% on imported goods. PST and HST rates vary by province. Customs fees depend on the type of clothing and materials used. Customs duties and value-added tax are estimated at approximately 25% to 35%, depending on the province. Refer to the customs tariff or customs broker for specific duty rates.


Please note that rates and exemptions are subject to change. Always ensure that you comply with customs and trade regulations and be aware of the import and export laws of both your country and Turkey to avoid potential issues and ensure a smooth process for you and your clients. By staying informed and prepared, you can make your online shopping experience more enjoyable and hassle-free.


Official customs website of the EU member state:
The official customs websites of the member states of the European Union can be found via the following link:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection official website:

Australian Border Force online resources:

For customs tariff in Canada, you can visit the following link:

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