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    Import Duties

    This is a "guide" provided to me from QF in Aruba as a guide to import
    duties charged.

    Auto parts 22.0 %
    Bedspreads, quilt 22.0 %
    Books 0.0 %
    Cameras 12.0 %
    Candles 12.0 %
    Cellphones 12.0 %
    Clothing 6.0 %
    Cosmetics 3.0 %
    Digital cameras 6.0 %
    DVD's 12.0 %
    Electronics 12.0 %
    Furniture, cabinets 22.0 %
    Household articles (wooden) 12.0 %
    Inflatable pool 12.0 %
    Jewels 12.0 %
    Leather articles 12.0 %
    Lingerie 6.0 %
    Magazines 6.0 %
    Music cd's 12.0 %
    Paint 6.0 %
    Party supplies 22.0 %
    Perfume 3.0 %
    Polish 12.0 %
    Porcelain 6.0 %
    Shoes 6.0 %
    Soap 6.0 %
    Spoons, forks 6.0 %
    Supplements 6.0 %
    Table cloths 12.0 %
    Tires 22.0 %
    Toiletries 3.0 %
    Tools 12.0 %
    Toys 6.0 %
    Umbrella's 22.0 %
    Vitamin 6.0 %
    Watches 3.0 %

    Disclaimer: The information is intended as a guide on not as a complete or definitive source.
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    this is very helpfull thanks i like it
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    THese rates seem very high, do they do this to discourage importing into the country?

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    Thank You Lizzardo.
    That information was much appreciated.
    As I had said on another string I just assume 22% on any item I send down. When I sent appliances and cabinets down the rate was all over the place 22% for the gas dryer but 12% for the clothes washer. Gas dryer must be a luxury. I guess they figure you have the sun to dry your clothes.
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    Any country discourage imports.
    If they don't do it, they should from a National Economics view.
    It is actually in general not so bad here in Aruba, considering their "VAT" is only 3%.
    Many countries have 16-25% VAT and then the import duty on top of that.
    The only complaint I have is that the different rates are often illogical. If they would take 10% across the board that would be ok.
    When I order online from the US, I normally are taxed 12% total.
    From my personal experience for the last two years, I would even say that the time that Aruba customs take to handle your deliveries are far better than their reputation. Not fast, but not as slow as I have heard.

    P.S. I love the 22% umbrella tax in Liz's post .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnauzerjoy View Post
    P.S. I love the 22% umbrella tax in Liz's post .

    Carsten
    I thought that was a laugh or typo.

    Even with the small amount of rain, how would one use a rain umbrella in Aruba with that wind???

    Unless of course we are talking patio umbrellas which would be a necessity, so someone is making sure they get the cut.

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    I know - it's a crazy un-logical system for sure!!! One note -
    I ship down vitamins sometimes - sometimes they make
    it thru w/ no problem. Right now customs is holding them ,
    had to go sign something and now I think they are reviewing
    the ingredients.....

    If you know someone who is coming down have them bring down your over the counter stuff and vitamins!

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    Based upon the duties, I'm only going to wear lingerie and limit my entertainment to books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Based upon the duties, I'm only going to wear lingerie and limit my entertainment to books.

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    Danadog,

    Depends on the duty imposed on the hat.

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