Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Claire ex-ax

Importing items into HK = How much for import tax?

Closed Thread
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    19

    Importing items into HK = How much for import tax?

    Hi guys

    Does anyone have experience in purchasing items abroad into HK?
    How much import duty/tax do you get charged? I'm mostly interested in purchasing electronics/computer parts/clothes from the US/UK.

    Thanks.


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    500

    Zero tax for those items. Only tax is on spirits and tobacco.


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    11,711

    surely computers parts are available in hk, why import, the cost of postage from uk or us can quite expensive.


  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    19

    AIP, do you know where I can find info on the tax's? Thanks.


  5. #5

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4,713
    Quote Originally Posted by AIP:
    Zero tax for those items. Only tax is on spirits and tobacco.
    there is tax on some cosmetics item too?

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    23,205
    Quote Originally Posted by dumbdonkey:
    there is tax on some cosmetics item too?
    No there isn't.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Sarcasm - because beating the crap out of people is illegal
    Posts
    14,622
    Quote Originally Posted by dumbdonkey:
    there is tax on some cosmetics item too?
    The duty on cosmetics, along with non-alcoholic drinks, was introduced in 1985 and abolished nearly 20 years ago, along with that for non-alcoholic drinks. I remember that budget and foolishly thinking the prices for these products would come down.
    dumbdonkey likes this.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    15,558
    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    surely computers parts are available in hk, why import, the cost of postage from uk or us can quite expensive.
    Because its cheaper sometimes, even if you take into account the shipping costs.