what is the import duty from china to south africa when buying electronics?
There are three kinds of duties are levied on imported goods to southafrica: http://goo.gl/w8OehW
- Customs duties (including additional ad valorem duties on certain luxury or non-essential items);
- Anti-dumping and countervailing duties
- VAT (which is also collected on goods imported and cleared for home consumption).
Duty rates in South Africa vary from 0% to 45%, with an average duty rate of 18.74%. Some goods are not subject to duty (e.g. laptops, electric guitars and other electronic products).
VAT applies to most imports at 14% of the sum of FOB value, any duty and excise payable, and a 10% upliftment of the FOB value.
There is no minimum threshold in South Africa, i.e. duty, VAT and other taxes where applicable, are payable regardless of the import value.