Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by fitzbydna, Aug 16, 2013.
Which country iyo has the strictest customs?
My guess would be North Korea, but in my personal experience it is Holland and Russia.
I've seen on ebay a lot of sellers from different countries (especially Hong Kong and China) never ship to Italy because of problems with shipping. So my guess would be Italy?
Costa Rica. You can't import a perfume or any beauty product without special permit. Can't import a vitamin, even if it isn't available in the country. You absolutely can't import:
Any flammable, corrosive or explosive item
Ammunitions and fire arms
Any item with alcohol listed as its first ingredient
Tear gas or pepper spray
Gas powered tools
Psychotropic substances, precursors and controlled substances
Natural products and vitamins
there is another list with special permit products which includes almost everything but consumer electronics and clothes.
Also, import tax is somewhere between 15-60%.
I cannot name that country which has the Strictest customs because it is stricted to even NAME it.
I think it would be difficult to name a particular country as each country has their own restrictions on certain items. Some countries wouldn't allow you to import or export electronics, others may put restrictions on other lines.
all great feedback. Thanks guys
Hows the UK customs in you guys opinion, I hear its hard to ship stuff from China (do to the replicas) there
KSA customs suxxxx!
Anyone traveling into KSA, esp from India will understand what it means to get into Riyadh. It's terrible. I have traveled and worked in at least 5 countries, and KSA customs is realtime pita... Sorry, people there apart from (all) authorities are great btw.
I hear and read the same. I'm in the US and I hear a lot about the UK customs being pretty strict. The US is no easy task either.
Russia is a real problem when I ship. Sometimes it takes even 25 days for package to arrive from EU to russia
In terms of strictness, it is probably North Korea, but they are strict in everything. In poorer countries goods can take awhile to clear, but for 1st world countries, I would say Norway has the strictest. They even waste time opening up letters, which IMHO is way overkill.
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