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Duties & Taxes for Gifts

At JustShip, we understand that navigating duties and taxes can be a complex process. It's not just about compliance; it's about choices that suit your needs and preferences.

Here's a breakdown of what you need to know, making shipping gifts as transparent and straightforward as possible.

Is My Shipment Taxable? Know Your Threshold

Your shipment may become a subject of import charges if the combined value of the goods exceeds the tax and duty threshold of the destination country. This applies to all shipments, be they gifts, personal effects, or repair & return items. Knowledge of the destination country's regulations is key to avoiding unexpected costs.

Option #1: Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) - Peace of Mind, Prepaid by Sender

With DDP, you pay a fixed upfront charge, and JustShip handles the rest. The benefits:
No Surprises: Fixed charges mean no unexpected costs.
Recipient's Comfort: Ideal for gifts; your recipient pays nothing extra.
Fast Clearance: Your parcel clears customs swiftly.
Avoid Abandonment: No risk of return shipments due to unpaid charges.
Save Money: Handling fees for post-paid taxes can be costlier by 3-4 times.

The flat handling fee for this service is $20.

Option #2: Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) - Flexibility, Billed to Recipient

DDU offers another path, where the recipient pays any charges upon arrival. This option is suitable if:
Tax-Free Confidence: You're sure the items won't be taxed.
Recipient's Responsibility: You prefer the recipient to handle the duties and taxes.

Be aware that failure to pay by the deadline may result in the package being returned to Singapore at your cost.

JustShip's Commitment - Your Choice, Our Support

Duties and taxes need not be a maze. With JustShip, you get transparent options that align with your needs. Whether you choose the convenience of DDP or the flexibility of DDU, our experts are here to guide you through the process. Questions? Contact us via WhatsApp or email at, and we'll simplify your shipping journey.

Updated on: 28/11/2023

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