Value Added Tax (VAT) & Customs
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.
Limit for no customs charge (shipping incl.)
Original Prusa i3 MK3S kit
Original Prusa i3 MK3S assembled printer
1 spool of filament
United Arab Emirates
* (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.
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
Cellphone number: +79099013500
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.