ESTIMATES

TRY THE ESTIMATE CALCULATOR

Work out what you will pay in total for your item. For example, you buy a handbag for R1000 from an online shop on the internet. What will it cost in total to get it here, taking shipping and customs fees into account? Get an estimate here by using our easy calculator. Please note custom rates change all the time and although we try to load in the most current information, this is by no means exactly what you will be due to pay. We will issue a bill for your parcel for the exact amount at the time of shipping.

Quick estimation of all costs

SPECIAL NOTE FOR VERY EXPENSIVE ITEMS

Purchases on invoices of US$2,000 and above will be levied a special tax of $50 payable to the US Government. Please contact our staff to find out more information if you think this might happen to you.

LIST OF IMPORT ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM THE NET A PARCEL SERVICE OFFERING

Although it is possible to import some of these products, refusal by the customs authorities or very high taxes are a high probability. Therefore Net A Parcel excludes these item categories to prevent any problems for you. If however, you still have a strong desire to import a certain product, you can always contact our office to find out whether we can help you. Always enquire BEFORE YOU BUY from a vendor if you are unsure. Please read our terms and conditions.

The following products must be generally avoided:

  • medicines, supplements & vitamins
  • aerosols e.g. deodorant, certain hair sprays etc.
  • food products
  • tobacco, cigar & cigarettes
  • alcohol & spirits

FIND BELOW A CONDENSED LIST OF POSSIBLE ITEMS TO IMPORT

The current maximum customs duty and Advalorum customs duty rates are quoted below.
Advalorum (ADV) custom duty rate is a special levy and applicable to certain items that are considered luxuries.
The rates below exclude VAT.

Please use the estimate calculator for a good estimate of all costs as there are many different costs and formulas associated when importing parcels.

Category Duty % ADV Duty %
Art, collector’s items, antiques 0 0
Artificial flowers 0 0
Baby gear, baby equipment 45 0
Books and magazines 15 0
Cables, adaptors 15 0
Cameras, camera equipment, or accessories 0 7
Carpets and other floor coverings 30 0
CDs, DVDs, Blu Ray 5 7
Cellular phones and accessories 0 7
Ceramic products 15 0
Children’s toys, games 20 0
Clocks, watches, timekeeping devices 0 0
Clothing, apparel and accessory articles 45 0
Coffee, teas, spices & mates 20 0
Computers & Computer accessories 0 0
Cosmetics, personal care products 20 7
Electronics, personal or commercial 0 0
Fabrics 45 0
Feather items 0 0
Fur, artificial fur based items 30 7
Furniture, household accessories, décor 20 0
Glass and glassware 15 0
Glasses, Contact lenses, sunglasses, optical products 0 0
Hand tools, power tools, appliances 20 0
Headgear 30 0
Human hair articles 0 0
Industrial parts, industrial products 0 0
Jewellery and personal accessories, 20 0
Leather products (all including handbags, shoes etc) 30 0
Lights, light products 20 0
Linens 30 0
Machinery & mechanical items 10 0
Manufacturing products 0 0
Medical equipment, devices 0 0
Music & Music accessories 0 0
Musical instruments 0 0
Paper & paper products 20 0
Perfumes, creams, cosmetics, essential oils, toilet preparations 20 7
Photographic & cinematic goods & articles, accessories 0 7
Plastic & rubber articles 20 0
Power convertors 5 0
Shoes and footwear 30 0
Soaps, washing powders, waxes, candles & similar items 25 0
Sports articles, sports equipment 20 7
Telephones, telephone accessories 0 7
Textile & textile articles 45 0
Tools, implements, cutlery, parts thereof 20 0
Umbrellas 30 0
Video game consoles, accessories 0 7
Walking sticks 30 0
Whips and riding crops 25 0
Wood products, cork or straw products 30 0

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