De Minimis Value

de min-i-mis dā ˈminiˌmēs Something or a difference that is so little, small, minuscule or tiny that the law does not refer to it and will not consider it.

Decoding De Minimis

De minimis is a threshold exempting imports from duty and or tax/VAT and differs by country. De minimis value has a significant impact on eCommerce since B2C orders are typically a much lower value than B2B. De Minimis value provides faster clearance and opportunity to sell into markets competitively.

Country Duty and Tax/VAT De Minimis

Flag ISO Country Duty De Minimis VAT/Tax De Minimis
Andorra de minimis value AD Andorra 150 EUR 22 EUR
United Arab Emirates de minimis value AE United Arab Emirates 1000 AED 0 AED
Antigua & Barbuda de minimis value AG Antigua & Barbuda 0 USD 0 USD
Anguilla de minimis value AI Anguilla 0 XCD 0 XCD
Albania de minimis value AL Albania 100 USD 100 USD
Armenia de minimis value AM Armenia 300 USD 300 USD
Angola de minimis value AO Angola 100 USD 100 USD
Argentina de minimis value AR Argentina 0 ARS 0 ARS
American Samoa de minimis value AS American Samoa 0 USD 0 USD
Austria de minimis value AT Austria 150 EUR 22 EUR
Australia de minimis value AU Australia 1000 AUD 1000 AUD
Aruba de minimis value AW Aruba 0 USD 0 USD
Azerbaijan de minimis value AZ Azerbaijan 0 USD 0 USD
Bosnia & Herzegovina de minimis value BA Bosnia & Herzegovina 25 EUR 0 EUR
Barbados de minimis value BB Barbados 0 BBD 0 BBD
Bangladesh de minimis value BD Bangladesh 0 BDT 0 BDT
Belgium de minimis value BE Belgium 150 EUR 22 EUR
Burkina Faso de minimis value BF Burkina Faso 0 USD 0 USD
Bulgaria de minimis value BG Bulgaria 150 EUR 30 EUR
Bahrain de minimis value BH Bahrain 0 BHD 0 BHD
Burundi de minimis value BI Burundi 0 USD 0 USD
Benin de minimis value BJ Benin 50 USD 50 USD
St. Barthelemy de minimis value BL St. Barthelemy 0 EUR 0 EUR
Bermuda de minimis value BM Bermuda 0 BMD 0 BMD
Brunei Darussalam de minimis value BN Brunei Darussalam 0 BND 0 BND
Bolivia de minimis value BO Bolivia 1000 USD 1000 USD
Bonaire, St.Eustatius & Saba de minimis value BQ Bonaire, St.Eustatius & Saba 100 USD 100 USD
Brazil de minimis value BR Brazil 0 BRL 0 BRL
Bhutan de minimis value BT Bhutan 0 INR 0 INR
Botswana de minimis value BW Botswana 0 BWP 0 BWP
Belarus de minimis value BY Belarus 0 USD 0 USD
Belize de minimis value BZ Belize 0 BZD 0 BZD
Canada de minimis value CA Canada 20 CAD 20 CAD
Congo de minimis value CG Congo 12 USD 12 USD
Switzerland de minimis value CH Switzerland 5 CHF 5 CHF
Ivory Coast de minimis value CI Ivory Coast 20 USD 20 USD
Cook Islands de minimis value CK Cook Islands 0 NZD 0 NZD
Chile de minimis value CL Chile 30 USD 0 USD
Cameroon de minimis value CM Cameroon 400 USD 400 USD
China, People's Republic of de minimis value CN China, People’s Republic of 2000 CNY 0 CNY
Colombia de minimis value CO Colombia 0 COP 0 COP
Costa Rica de minimis value CR Costa Rica 50 USD 50 USD
Cape Verde de minimis value CV Cape Verde 200 USD 200 USD
Curaçao de minimis value CW Curaçao 100 USD 100 USD
Cyprus de minimis value CY Cyprus 150 EUR 17 EUR
Czech Republic de minimis value CZ Czech Republic 150 EUR 22 EUR
Germany de minimis value DE Germany 150 EUR 22 EUR
Djibouti de minimis value DJ Djibouti 0 DJF 0 DJF
Denmark de minimis value DK Denmark 1150 DKK 80 DKK
Dominica de minimis value DM Dominica 0 USD 0 USD
Dominican Republic de minimis value DO Dominican Republic 200 USD 200 USD
Ecuador de minimis value EC Ecuador 10 USD 0 USD
Estonia de minimis value EE Estonia 22 EUR 22 EUR
Egypt de minimis value EG Egypt 0 EGP 0 EGP
Eritrea de minimis value ER Eritrea 100 USD 0 USD
Spain de minimis value ES Spain 150 EUR 22 EUR
Ethiopia de minimis value ET Ethiopia 25 EUR 25 EUR
Finland de minimis value FI Finland 150 EUR 22 EUR
Fiji de minimis value FJ Fiji 200 FJD 200 FJD
Micronesia, Federated States of de minimis value FM Micronesia, Federated States of 0 USD 0 USD
Faroe Islands (Denmark) de minimis value FO Faroe Islands (Denmark) 80 DKK 80 DKK
France de minimis value FR France 150 EUR 0 EUR
Gabon de minimis value GA Gabon 10 USD 10 USD
United Kingdom de minimis value GB United Kingdom 135 GBP 15 GBP
Grenada de minimis value GD Grenada 0 USD 0 USD
Georgia de minimis value GE Georgia 170 USD 170 USD
French Guiana de minimis value GF French Guiana 22 EUR 22 EUR
Guernsey de minimis value GG Guernsey 0 EUR 0 EUR
Gibraltar de minimis value GI Gibraltar 0 USD 0 USD
Greenland (Denmark) de minimis value GL Greenland (Denmark) 80 DKK 80 DKK
Gambia de minimis value GM Gambia 100 USD 100 USD
Guinea de minimis value GN Guinea 15 USD 15 USD
Guadeloupe de minimis value GP Guadeloupe 150 EUR 22 EUR
Equatorial Guinea de minimis value GQ Equatorial Guinea 200 USD 0 USD
Greece de minimis value GR Greece 150 EUR 0 EUR
Guatemala de minimis value GT Guatemala 0 USD 0 USD
Guam de minimis value GU Guam 0 USD 0 USD
Guyana de minimis value GY Guyana 100 USD 100 USD
Hong Kong de minimis value HK Hong Kong 0 HKD 0 HKD
Honduras de minimis value HN Honduras 0 USD 0 USD
Croatia de minimis value HR Croatia 150 EUR 22 EUR
Hungary de minimis value HU Hungary 150 EUR 22 EUR
Canary Island, Spain de minimis value IC Canary Island, Spain 150 EUR 22 EUR
Indonesia de minimis value ID Indonesia 50 USD 50 USD
Ireland de minimis value IE Ireland 150 EUR 22 EUR
Israel de minimis value IL Israel 75 USD 75 USD
India de minimis value IN India 0 INR 0 INR
Iraq de minimis value IQ Iraq 0 USD 0 USD
Iceland de minimis value IS Iceland 0 ISK 0 ISK
Italy de minimis value IT Italy 150 EUR 22 EUR
Jersey de minimis value JE Jersey 12 EUR 12 EUR
Jamaica de minimis value JM Jamaica 0 USD 0 USD
Jordan de minimis value JO Jordan 20 USD 20 USD
Japan de minimis value JP Japan 10000 JPY 10000 JPY
Kenya de minimis value KE Kenya 0 USD 0 USD
Kyrgyzstan de minimis value KG Kyrgyzstan 120 USD 120 USD
Cambodia de minimis value KH Cambodia 0 KHR 0 KHR
Korea, The Republic of de minimis value KR Korea, The Republic of 150000 KRW 150000 KRW
Kuwait de minimis value KW Kuwait 0 USD 0 USD
Cayman Islands de minimis value KY Cayman Islands 50 USD 50 USD
Kazakhstan de minimis value KZ Kazakhstan 1000 EUR 1000 EUR
Laos de minimis value LA Laos 0 LAK 0 LAK
Lebanon de minimis value LB Lebanon 950 USD 950 USD
St. Lucia de minimis value LC St. Lucia 0 USD 0 USD
Liechtenstein de minimis value LI Liechtenstein 5 CHF 5 CHF
Sri Lanka de minimis value LK Sri Lanka 0 LKR 0 LKR
Liberia de minimis value LR Liberia 0 USD 0 USD
Lesotho de minimis value LS Lesotho 0 USD 0 USD
Lithuania de minimis value LT Lithuania 150 EUR 22 EUR
Luxembourg de minimis value LU Luxembourg 150 EUR 22 EUR
Latvia de minimis value LV Latvia 150 EUR 22 EUR
Morocco de minimis value MA Morocco 30 USD 30 USD
Monaco de minimis value MC Monaco 150 EUR 22 EUR
Moldova de minimis value MD Moldova 300 EUR 300 EUR
Madagascar de minimis value MG Madagascar 20 USD 20 USD
Marshall Islands de minimis value MH Marshall Islands 0 USD 0 USD
Macedonia de minimis value MK Macedonia 22 EUR 22 EUR
Mali de minimis value ML Mali 20 USD 20 USD
Mongolia de minimis value MN Mongolia 0 MTG 0 MTG
Macau de minimis value MO Macau 0 MOP 0 MOP
Northern Mariana Islands de minimis value MP Northern Mariana Islands 0 USD 0 USD
Martinique de minimis value MQ Martinique 150 EUR 22 EUR
Mauritania de minimis value MR Mauritania 25 USD 25 USD
Montserrat de minimis value MS Montserrat 0 USD 0 USD
Malta de minimis value MT Malta 150 EUR 22 EUR
Mauritius de minimis value MU Mauritius 500 MUR 500 MUR
Maldives de minimis value MV Maldives 0 MVR 0 MVR
Malawi de minimis value MW Malawi 0 MWK 0 MWK
Mexico de minimis value MX Mexico 50 USD 50 USD
Malaysia de minimis value MY Malaysia 500 MYR 0 MYR
Mozambique de minimis value MZ Mozambique 30 USD 30 USD
Niger de minimis value NE Niger 20 USD 0 USD
Nigeria de minimis value NG Nigeria 20 USD 20 USD
Nicaragua de minimis value NI Nicaragua 0 NIO 0 NIO
Netherlands (Holland) de minimis value NL Netherlands (Holland) 150 EUR 22 EUR
Norway de minimis value NO Norway 350 NOK 350 NOK
Nepal de minimis value NP Nepal 0 NPR 0 NPR
New Zealand de minimis value NZ New Zealand 0 NZD 0 NZD
Oman de minimis value OM Oman 0 USD 0 USD
Panama de minimis value PA Panama 20 USD 20 USD
Peru de minimis value PE Peru 0 USD 0 USD
Papua New Guinea de minimis value PG Papua New Guinea 25 PGK 25 PGK
Philippines de minimis value PH Philippines 15 USD 0 USD
Pakistan de minimis value PK Pakistan 0 USD 0 USD
Poland de minimis value PL Poland 150 EUR 22 EUR
Puerto Rico de minimis value PR Puerto Rico 0 USD 0 USD
Portugal de minimis value PT Portugal 150 EUR 22 EUR
Palau de minimis value PW Palau 0 USD 0 USD
Paraguay de minimis value PY Paraguay 20 USD 20 USD
Qatar de minimis value QA Qatar 0 USD 0 USD
Reunion de minimis value RE Reunion 22 XEU 22 XEU
Romania de minimis value RO Romania 150 EUR 10 EUR
Serbia de minimis value RS Serbia 0 RSD 0 RSD
Russia de minimis value RU Russia 1000 EUR 1000 EUR
Rwanda de minimis value RW Rwanda 15 USD 15 USD
Saudi Arabia de minimis value SA Saudi Arabia 0 USD 0 USD
Seychelles de minimis value SC Seychelles 0 SCR 0 SCR
Sweden de minimis value SE Sweden 1300 SEK 0 SEK
Singapore de minimis value SG Singapore 400 SGD 400 SGD
Slovenia de minimis value SI Slovenia 150 EUR 22 EUR
Slovakia de minimis value SK Slovakia 150 EUR 150 EUR
San Marino de minimis value SM San Marino 22 EUR 0 EUR
Suriname de minimis value SR Suriname 0 SRG 0 SRG
El Salvador de minimis value SV El Salvador 0 USD 0 USD
Syria de minimis value SY Syria 50 SYP 0 SYP
Swaziland de minimis value SZ Swaziland 0 USD 0 USD
Turks and Caicos Islands de minimis value TC Turks and Caicos Islands 0 USD 0 USD
Chad de minimis value TD Chad 20 USD 20 USD
Togo de minimis value TG Togo 400 USD 400 USD
Thailand de minimis value TH Thailand 1000 THB 1000 THB
Timor-Leste de minimis value TL Timor-Leste 0 USD 0 USD
Turkmenistan de minimis value TM Turkmenistan 0 USD 0 USD
Tunisia de minimis value TN Tunisia 0 TND 0 TND
Turkey de minimis value TR Turkey 75 EUR 75 EUR
Trinidad and Tobago de minimis value TT Trinidad and Tobago 0 TTD 0 TTD
Taiwan de minimis value TW Taiwan 3000 TWD 0 TWD
Tanzania de minimis value TZ Tanzania 0 TZS 0 TZS
Uganda de minimis value UG Uganda 50 USD 50 USD
United States de minimis value US United States 800 USD 0 USD
Uruguay de minimis value UY Uruguay 1 USD 1 USD
Uzbekistan de minimis value UZ Uzbekistan 1000 USD 1000 USD
Vatican City de minimis value VA Vatican City 0 EUR 0 EUR
St. Vincent de minimis value VC St. Vincent 0 XCD 0 XCD
Venezuela de minimis value VE Venezuela 100 USD 100 USD
Virgin Islands (British) de minimis value VG Virgin Islands (British) 0 USD 0 USD
Virgin Islands (U.S.) de minimis value VI Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0 USD 0 USD
Vietnam de minimis value VN Vietnam 45 USD 45 USD
Vanuatu de minimis value VU Vanuatu 0 USD 0 USD
Yemen de minimis value YE Yemen 0 YER 0 YER
South Africa de minimis value ZA South Africa 0 ZAR 0 ZAR
Zambia de minimis value ZM Zambia 50 USD 50 USD
Zimbabwe de minimis value ZW Zimbabwe 10 USD 10 USD

Notable Exceptions and Nuances

Mexico has a higher de minimis value for postal shipments than Express like UPS, FedEx or DHL. Low-value eCommerce imports into the US are duty and tax free due to the generous $800 USD de minimis.

EU Duty and VAT De Minimis

Duty and VAT De Minimis on imports into the EU countries are the same. Up to 22 EUR are exempt from both duty and VAT. Between 22 EUR and 150 EUR will be accessed VAT but not duty. Over 150 EUR both duty and VAT are due.

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As you look to harmonize your catalog keep in mind the average value of your international orders. If the average value is low (e.g., under $100 USD), then items with HS codes won’t change the landed cost into specific countries. When orders are regularly under a de minimis, it means the expense of harmonizing a catalog may not provide the ROI you might expect. The Zonos Landed Cost API and Zonos Checkout can programmatically assign an HS code and a duty rate without much investment.