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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:00:05 PM
I purchased some game elec. components from China on ebay. In the $30 range x2. Anyone have history on customs duties on such a small purchase?

They ship via USPS via airmail, cheap, $5-$8 plus tracking numbers.
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rsdoran
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:13:27 PM
There is a Harmonized system with member countries, China and the US are members. It depends on how the items are classified what duties are involved, in this case I would not expect more then 5%. I say this because I sell and ship overseas every now and then and for the most part 5% has been it.

http://www.customs.gov/I...r2_2epdf/v1/icp017r2.pdf 

I looked through the Duty Rates database and came up with the HTS number 85423900 for integrated electronics and it is duty free.
http://www.customs.gov/xp/cgov/import/duty_rates/ 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:12:15 AM
$30 does not meet the minimun required for decleration probably will arrive marked sample
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Thursday, November 22, 2007 12:26:44 AM
[:D] Check it for lead paint lol.. [:D]
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Monday, November 26, 2007 4:40:14 PM
The micro switches arrived today, 9 days after the auction. Perfect for the application.
Poor tracking from USPS except for the initial message that it was processed in China.
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