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
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|
|Baby gear, baby equipment||45||0|
|Books and magazines||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Machinery & mechanical items||10||0|
|Medical equipment, devices||0||0|
|Music & Music accessories||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|
|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|
|Video game consoles, accessories||0||7|
|Whips and riding crops||25||0|
|Wood products, cork or straw products||30||0|