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How much is import duty to the us? Answered

I was thinking about buying some leds off ebay from Hong Kong and I wanted to know how much import duty's were.

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jeff-o (author)2010-03-08

I've bought lots of LEDs from Hong Kong and was never charged duty.  If you buy less than $20 worth they will not charge you (and often the seller will say the value is $20 on the customs declaration even though it's much more).

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seandogue (author)2010-03-06

Alot less than it should be.

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frollard (author)2010-03-06

For stuff under 20 dollars I've never been charged.  For orders in the 20-100 range the seem to pick randomly, and its 'about what you'd pay for local sales tax', 5-15 percent.

For huge orders over a few hundred dollars expect the bean counters to see a red flag and DEFINITELY stop your package at the post office for customs fees, still the same tax.  Small orders = likely no tax.  It's not worth their time for a few dollars to stop, track, and charge for it.

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keydogstony (author)2010-03-05
I've purchased LED's from China and Hong Kong and didn't pay any duty.
The seller is just covering there a$$ in case there is a duty in other countries.
Unless you’re buying a super large quantity you can get good prices from several outlets.

Mouser, Digikey, All Electronics and many more.

https://www.instructables.com/community/10-Best-Electronics-Suppliers/
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Would super large quantity's be between 100 and 250 leds.

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Re-design (author)keydogstony2010-03-05

I agree.  I've bought several items and never paid any duty.  One was over $100.

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