- Sep 24, 2013
Interesting. I've gotten items from Japan in the $1,500-$2,500 range all sent EMS and never had any fees to pay or additional paperwork to fill out. Had LD's, LD player, NOS N64DD and it hasn't mattered. Does it matter the type of item being imported? Like electronics possibly being exempt, etc?I always thought it was under $2,000, but it looks like if its over $800 but less than $2000, customs will prepare the paperwork, assess the duty and release it. Whatever the hell that means. I guess the post office is supposed to collect it then? Who knows, but like you I have never paid for anything imported.