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[Need Help]How to avoid customs taxes from products coming from USA to Europe?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by r00t, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. r00t

    r00t Regular Member

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    I've got a very nice price for a cellphone that is being shipped from the US, however since it doesn't have a receipt, when it comes to the EU I'd have to pay 20% of taxes from the full price of the phone in my country, which is a loooot.

    Do you guys have any suggestion?

    Maybe if it doesn't come in the original boxed and is marked as broken I won't have to pay the 20% tax?

    If the fees weren't almost 100% of the price I can get, I wouldn't try to avoid them..

    Any help is appreciated, thanks
     
  2. a0rta

    a0rta Regular Member

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    Depending on the price you paid for it, you can get it into EU without have to pay taxes if it's send and marked as a gift on the package bill/form or if it's worth more then the minimum amount accepted (don't know exactly how much that is) you can also get it into EU if it's declared as a product/test sample.

    I know for sure that this works in Sweden and doubt that it would be too different in other EU countries.

    Another tip is to call the custom and ask. They should be able to tell you for sure what goes. ;)
     
  3. r00t

    r00t Regular Member

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    I'm paying roughly 250$ for it, roughly, 170€.
    The price in my country for the product is around 600-700€.

    But I won't have any kind of receipt for the product, in any kind.

    I was thinking of asking the seller to get rid of the box and sent only the content, and declare it as broken. But mark as a gift anyway, and mark around 70€ or so.

    What do you think about it?