You may be charged customs duties and taxes for something purchased online because:

  • NTO Designs, Inc. Does not include duties or taxes on International orders.
  • When purchasing goods online, some or all of these goods may not originate in the country you reside in, therefore are subject to a customs duty, which is a tariff or tax imposed on goods when transported across international borders.
  • When goods are not shipped domestically (within your country) or within a single customs union, such as the European Union, you are liable to pay any inbound duties and taxes which your local customs authority deems appropriate.

When buying goods online, you should always check whether they are either being sent to your address from:

  • Your country
  • Another country
  • Outside your customs union country

Note: Different rules apply when buying goods for commercial use.