Sending Goods to the USA Has Never Been Easier

Sending Goods to the USA Has Never Been Easier

On March 10, 2016 the US government raised their de minimis value on imports from $200 to $800. It is now possible for UK businesses and individuals to send goods valued below ~£600 to the USA free of US import duties and taxes. With no VAT on non-EU sales, many shipments to the USA are now completely free of all duties and taxes.

This provides UK e-tailers and businesses with a great opportunity to sell goods to US consumers. Through World Parcels a New Yorker can now order a product duty free from the UK and receive it the next day via UPS, DHL or FedEx! Wow, we really are moving towards a global village!

USA has joined Australia in setting a relatively high de minimis value on imports. Australia charges no import taxes on goods valued up to A$1,000 (~£550). Sadly the EU and UK still charge duties on all imported purchases valued over a miserly €22 and £15 respectively. Come on Brussels get with the programme! ;)