Value Added Tax (VAT) & Customs

Updated 3 weeks ago ​by Martin Bach

Value Added Tax (VAT) & Customs

European Union orders

Orders shipped within the European Union or the EEA (European Economic Area) include VAT of the Czech Republic. 

You will see the VAT amount during the checkout. 

You can receive the invoice without VAT if you fill in your Company name, Identification number and EU VAT number. This number is being checked by VIES VAT number validation

Make sure to fill in all the fields correctly. Otherwise, you will not receive the invoice without VAT. If you believe that all information has been entered correctly and the system still shows an error, please check that VIES VAT number validation system is online or contact our Live Chat for help. 

Orders outside of the European Union 

We don't charge the VAT on packages to countries outside the European Union. However, you may need to pay the taxes, customs or import fees once you receive the product, depending on the policy of your local customs office.

Please contact your local customs office to learn more about customs, import tax, and related charges.

We did our best to compile a list of common custom charges in the table below, yet we still suggest contacting the customs office for more accurate information.

This table is only an estimate; real charges may differ.

Country

Limit for no customs charge (shipping incl.)

Original Prusa i3 MK3S kit

Original Prusa i3 MK3S assembled printer

1 spool of filament

United States

800 USD 

0 *

32 USD

0

Canada

20 CAD

110 CAD

130 CAD

4

Australia

1000 AUD

193 AUD

227 AUD

0

Switzerland

64 CHF

69 CHF

75 CHF

0

Norway

None

1510 NOK

2000 NOK

81 NOK

South Korea

150000 KRW

91692 KRW

122859 KRW

0

Israel

1866 NIS

671 NIS

841 NIS

137 NIS

Mexico

600 MXN

2650 MXN

3590 MXN

176 MXN

New Zealand

250 NZD

278 NZD

393 NZD

31 NZD

Argentina

None

18000 ARS

34000 ARS

1400 ARS

India

None

23052 INR

31334 INR

900 INR

Singapore

400 SGD

79 SGD

107 SGD

0

South Africa

None

1706 ZAR

2273 ZAR

59 ZAR

Thailand

1000 THB

1897 THB

2578 THB

119 THB

Japan

10000 JPY

7460 JPY

9100 JPY

0

Saudi Arabia

375 SAR

342 SAR

463 SAR

11 SAR

Brazil

None

1078 BRL

1453 BRL

247 BRL

United Arab Emirates

1000 AED

330 AED

453 AED

11 AED

Hong Kong

None

0

0

0

Chile

None

112200 CLP

152450 CLP

0

Taiwan

2000 TWD

2070 TWD

2818 TWD

0

Colombia

None

524670 COP

722850 COP

30800 COP

Turkey

75 TRY

924 TRY

1100 TRY

0

Malaysia

500 MYR

0

0

0

Philippines

None

5230 PHP

7252 PHP

329 PHP

Costa Rica

None

128985 CRC

174321 CRC

9750 CRC

* (32 USD for version with both steel sheets)

Shipping to Russia

If the total price of 3D-printing goods plus shipping costs is less than €500, official customs declaration is not required. Customer only needs to arrange for an application for customs clearance, which is a much easier procedure.

If the total price of 3D-printing goods plus shipping costs exceed €1000 (exchange rate needs to be taken into account if you are purchasing in a different currency), a customs declaration is required, which is more complicated and risky. In such cases, a customs broker may assist to prepare and apply all the documentation.

Each item in the invoice should be listed only once. This is crucial. Please add only 1 piece of each product to the shopping cart. If the number of pieces of each product exceeds 1, customs will treat the parcel as a wholesale import. Additionally to the customs declaration, you will need to provide certificates issued in Russian, Kazakhstan or Belarus for each item because EU certificates are not valid in Russian customs.

Additional Costs:

Duties & fees need to be paid at destination by the receiver (who will also need to clear the shipment in their own name)

Additionally to the order price, the customer must add 20% Russian VAT and extra 500₽ as a customs fee.

VAT is paid only for goods excluding shipping costs.

Note that VAT is paid in Rubles regardless of invoice currency and therefore depends on the current exchange rate.

In order to avoid any problems, the customer should add ≤0.5% to VAT in case of exchange rate fluctuations. In other words, VAT that has been paid should slightly exceed the real VAT in order to compensate negative exchange rate changes. Customs broker may calculate the exact VAT amount.

It is better to carry out all the customs payments through the Sberbank — Russian governmental bank which has all the templates for such payments.

Customs Broker and Documentation:

It is recommended to hire a customs broker, who will help the receiver to prepare all neccessary documentation (please note, it is necessary to pay for the customs broker's assistance)

Recommended customs broker:

Vyacheslav Meleshchenko (Вячеслав Мелещенко), based in Moscow

Email: viacheslav.m@inbox.ru

Cellphone number: +79099013500

Requested documentation:

1. 3D printer manual (in PDF)

2. Paid invoice (in PDF)

3. Confirmation about personal use (in PDF)

The documentation will be provided by the shipper.


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