Custom/duty fees Japan ---> United States.

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Custom/duty fees Japan ---> United States.

Post by codguy » January 21st 2021, 9:36am

Has anyone here purchase a wartch from Japan, had it ship via DHL to the states and what was your experience as far as importation fees are concerned ??

The back story; I finally killed a automatic "beater" wartch yesterday. Sometime between say rounds #20-50 of .44 Remington Magnum, I noticed the watch wasn't running and could see Miyota movement shit floating around via a display caseback (now I know the reason why some give you a movement view).
Honestly I thought it would happen while golfing, but I digress.

OK, so where was I ??
I am thinking about purchasing a JDM replacement from Seiyajapan.
Apparently EMS has suspended all service from there to the US due to China-19, they now only ship to here via DHL.

So what I gathered from Seiya's site, EMS never collected custom/duty fees but sometimes DHL does with product shipped to the US.
https://www.seiyajapan.com/pages/import-tax-information

Just wondering. Not willing to pay the inflated JDM price, an additional 10% customs/duty fee AND the Washington State 10% sales tax.............don't need a JDM model that much but prefer the one I'm looking at over the export model.
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Re: Custom/duty fees Japan ---> United States.

Post by koimaster » January 21st 2021, 12:34pm

codguy wrote:
January 21st 2021, 9:36am
Has anyone here purchase a wartch from Japan, had it ship via DHL to the states and what was your experience as far as importation fees are concerned ??

The back story; I finally killed a automatic "beater" wartch yesterday. Sometime between say rounds #20-50 of .44 Remington Magnum, I noticed the watch wasn't running and could see Miyota movement shit floating around via a display caseback (now I know the reason why some give you a movement view).
Honestly I thought it would happen while golfing, but I digress.

OK, so where was I ??
I am thinking about purchasing a JDM replacement from Seiyajapan.
Apparently EMS has suspended all service from there to the US due to China-19, they now only ship to here via DHL.

So what I gathered from Seiya's site, EMS never collected custom/duty fees but sometimes DHL does with product shipped to the US.
https://www.seiyajapan.com/pages/import-tax-information

Just wondering. Not willing to pay the inflated JDM price, an additional 10% customs/duty fee AND the Washington State 10% sales tax.............don't need a JDM model that much but prefer the one I'm looking at over the export model.
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Post by biglove » January 21st 2021, 7:13pm

Never have had an issue with a DHL.shipment getting popped for Customs fees.

On the other hand, EVERY FedEx package I have received from anywhere outside US has gotten nailed for customs fees.
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Post by iwasbanned » January 21st 2021, 10:00pm

biglove wrote:
January 21st 2021, 7:13pm
Never have had an issue with a DHL.shipment getting popped for Customs fees.

On the other hand, EVERY FedEx package I have received from anywhere outside US has gotten nailed for customs fees.
My experience as well.
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