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Exemptions for Sending Gifts

The following countries/economies allow gifts to enter the country duty free if the value of the gift is below a certain value. Above the stated value, import duty and taxes are applied.

Australia: Zero duty and taxes applied if the value of the gift is less than $150.

Bolivia: Zero duty and taxes applied if the value of the gift is less than $100.

Canada: Zero duty and taxes applied if the value of the gift is less than $48.

Chile: Zero duty and taxes applied if the value of the gift is less than $600.

European Union Countries: Zero duty and taxes applied if the value of the gift is less than 45 Euros. (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom).

Hong Kong: No gift tax is applied.

Mexico: Zero duty and taxes applied if the value of the gift is less than $300 if hand carried by air, and less than $50 if hand carried by land. Otherwise, all gifts are taxable starting at $1.

Namibia: Zero duty and taxes applied if the value of the gift is less than $400.

South Africa: No gift tax is applied if the value is less than R400. Each resident may only receive two gifts per year.