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De minimis values 

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.

What is a de minimis value? 

De minimis is a threshold that exempts imports from duty and or tax/VAT and differs by country. De minimis value has a significant impact on ecommerce, because business-to-consumer (B2C) orders are typically a much lower value than business-to-business (B2B). De minimis value provides faster clearance and opportunity to sell into markets competitively.

Countries that are a member of the European Union and use the Euro as a currency all share the same de minimis thresholds.

  • Duty is exempt when up to 150 EUR.
  • VAT is always charged regardless of the value.
  • Both duty and VAT are due when over 150 EUR.

In the United States, imports are duty and tax-free due to the generous 800 USD de minimis. Then, there are other countries where the de minimis is not as straightforward as it appears, such as Australia’s 1,000 AUD de minimis. Australia’s de minimis is technically 1,000 AUD; however, if you sell over 75,000 AUD a year into Australia, you are required to register/remit GST and not via the customs clearance process. Russia’s de minimis threshold is 200 EUR and accompanied by a weight threshold of 31 kilos. When either or both are exceeded, the shipment is no longer a low-value personal shipment and the importer must hire a broker to clear it.

De minimis values per country 

The majority of import countries have a de minimis amount for duty and tax. Below is a reference sheet of each country’s values for duty and tax de minimis.

Be aware some countries have special rules and conditions that do not clearly define their de minimis values.

CountryISODuty de minimisTax de minimis
AfghanistanAF0 USD0 USD
Åland IslandsAX0 USD0 USD
AlbaniaAL100 USD100 USD
AlgeriaDZ50000 DZD50000 DZD
American SamoaAS0 USD0 USD
AndorraAD220 EUR0 EUR
AngolaAO100 USD100 USD
AnguillaAI0 XCD0 XCD
Antigua & BarbudaAG0 USD0 USD
ArgentinaAR0 USD0 USD
ArmeniaAM300 USD300 USD
ArubaAW0 USD0 USD
Australia ⚠️AU1000 AUD1000 AUD
AustriaAT150 EUR0 EUR
AzerbaijanAZ0 USD0 USD
BahamasBS0 USD0 USD
BahrainBH300 BHD300 BHD
BangladeshBD1000 BDT0 BDT
BarbadosBB0 BBD0 BBD
BelarusBY22 EUR22 EUR
BelgiumBE150 EUR0 EUR
BelizeBZ0 BZD0 BZD
BeninBJ50 USD50 USD
BermudaBM0 BMD0 BMD
BhutanBT0 INR0 INR
BoliviaBO0 USD0 USD
Bonaire, St.Eustatius & SabaBQ100 USD100 USD
Bosnia & HerzegovinaBA300 KM300 KM
BotswanaBW0 BWP0 BWP
Brazil ⚠️BR0 BRL0 BRL
Brunei DarussalamBN0 BND0 BND
BulgariaBG150 EUR0 EUR
Burkina FasoBF0 USD0 USD
BurundiBI0 USD0 USD
CambodiaKH50 USD50 USD
CameroonCM400 USD400 USD
Canada ⚠️CA20 CAD20 CAD
Cape VerdeCV200 USD200 USD
Cayman IslandsKY0 USD0 USD
Central African RepublicCF20 USD0 USD
ChadTD20 USD20 USD
ChileCL30 USD30 USD
China, People's Republic of ⚠️CN0 CNY0 CNY
Colombia ⚠️CO200 USD0 USD
ComorosKM0 USD0 USD
CongoCG12 USD12 USD
Congo, Democratic Republic of theCD0 USD0 USD
Cook IslandsCK0 NZD0 NZD
Costa RicaCR50 USD50 USD
CroatiaHR150 EUR0 EUR
CubaCU0 USD0 USD
CuraçaoCW100 USD100 USD
CyprusCY150 EUR0 EUR
Czech RepublicCZ150 EUR0 EUR
DenmarkDK150 EUR0 EUR
DjiboutiDJ0 DJF0 DJF
DominicaDM0 USD0 USD
Dominican RepublicDO200 USD200 USD
EcuadorEC10 USD0 USD
EgyptEG0 EGP0 EGP
El SalvadorSV0 USD0 USD
Equatorial GuineaGQ200 USD0 USD
EritreaER100 USD0 USD
EstoniaEE150 EUR0 EUR
EthiopiaET25 EUR25 EUR
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)FK0 USD0 USD
Faroe Islands (Denmark)FO300 DKK300 DKK
FijiFJ200 FJD200 FJD
FinlandFI150 EUR0 EUR
FranceFR150 EUR0 EUR
French GuianaGF150 EUR0 EUR
French Polynesia (Tahiti)PF0 USD0 USD
French Southern TerritoriesTF0 USD0 USD
GabonGA10 USD10 USD
GambiaGM100 USD100 USD
GeorgiaGE300 GEL0 GEL
GermanyDE150 EUR0 EUR
GhanaGH5 USD0 USD
GibraltarGI0 USD0 USD
GreeceGR150 EUR0 EUR
Greenland (Denmark)GL80 DKK80 DKK
GrenadaGD20 XCD0 XCD
GuadeloupeGP150 EUR0 EUR
GuamGU0 USD0 USD
GuatemalaGT0 USD0 USD
GuernseyGG0 EUR0 EUR
GuineaGN15 USD15 USD
Guinea-BissauGW100 USD0 USD
GuyanaGY0 USD0 USD
HaitiHT0 USD0 USD
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHM0 USD0 USD
HondurasHN0 USD0 USD
Hong KongHK0 USD0 USD
HungaryHU150 EUR0 EUR
IcelandIS0 ISK0 ISK
IndiaIN0 INR0 INR
IndonesiaID3 USD0 USD
IranIR50 USD50 USD
IraqIQ0 USD0 USD
IrelandIE150 EUR0 EUR
Isle of ManIM135 GBP15 GBP
IsraelIL500 USD75 USD
ItalyIT150 EUR0 EUR
Ivory CoastCI20 USD20 USD
JamaicaJM50 USD0 USD
Japan ⚠️JP10000 JPY10000 JPY
Jersey ⚠️JE0 GBP0 GBP
JordanJO100 JOD0 JOD
KazakhstanKZ500 EUR500 EUR
KenyaKE0 USD0 USD
KiribatiKI0 USD0 USD
Korea, Democratic People's Republic ofKP0 USD0 USD
Korea, The Republic of*KR150 USD150 USD
KuwaitKW100 KWD0 KWD
KyrgyzstanKG120 USD120 USD
LaosLA0 LAK0 LAK
LatviaLV150 EUR0 EUR
LebanonLB0 USD0 USD
LesothoLS0 USD0 USD
LiberiaLR0 USD0 USD
LibyaLY0 USD0 USD
Liechtenstein ⚠️LI0 CHF0 CHF
LithuaniaLT150 EUR0 EUR
LuxembourgLU150 EUR0 EUR
MacauMO0 MOP0 MOP
MacedoniaMK22 EUR22 EUR
MadagascarMG20 USD20 USD
MalawiMW0 MWK0 MWK
MalaysiaMY500 MYR0 MYR
MaldivesMV6000 MVR0 MVR
MaliML20 USD20 USD
MaltaMT150 EUR0 EUR
Marshall IslandsMH0 USD0 USD
MartiniqueMQ150 EUR0 EUR
MauritaniaMR25 USD25 USD
MauritiusMU500 MUR500 MUR
MayotteYT150 EUR0 EUR
MexicoMX50 USD50 USD
Micronesia, Federated States ofFM0 USD0 USD
MoldovaMD300 EUR300 EUR
MonacoMC150 EUR22 EUR
MongoliaMN0 MNT0 MNT
MontenegroME75 EUR0 EUR
MontserratMS0 USD0 USD
MoroccoMA30 USD30 USD
MozambiqueMZ30 USD30 USD
MyanmarMM0 USD0 USD
NamibiaNA0 USD0 USD
Nauru, Republic OfNR0 USD0 USD
NepalNP0 NPR0 NPR
NetherlandsNL150 EUR0 EUR
New CaledoniaNC0 USD0 USD
New Zealand ⚠️NZ1000 NZD1000 NZD
NicaraguaNI0 NIO0 NIO
NigerNE20 USD0 USD
NigeriaNG0 USD0 USD
Niue IslandNU0 USD0 USD
Norfolk IslandNF50 USD0 USD
Northern Mariana IslandsMP0 USD0 USD
Norway ⚠️NO350 NOK350 NOK
OmanOM0 USD0 USD
PakistanPK0 USD0 USD
PalauPW0 USD0 USD
PalestinePS0 EGP0 EGP
PanamaPA100 PAB100 PAB
Papua New GuineaPG25 PGK25 PGK
ParaguayPY20 USD20 USD
PeruPE200 USD200 USD
PhilippinesPH10000 PHP10000 PHP
PitcairnPN0 USD0 USD
PolandPL150 EUR0 EUR
PortugalPT150 EUR0 EUR
Puerto RicoPR800 USD0 USD
QatarQA0 QAR0 QAR
ReunionRE150 EUR22 EUR
RomaniaRO150 EUR0 EUR
Russia ⚠️RU200 EUR200 EUR
RwandaRW0 USD0 USD
Saint HelenaSH0 USD0 USD
Saint Pierre and MiquelonPM0 USD0 USD
SamoaWS0 SDG0 SDG
San MarinoSM22 EUR0 EUR
Sao Tome & PrincipeST0 USD0 USD
Saudi ArabiaSA1000 SAR0 USD
SenegalSN30 USD0 USD
SerbiaRS0 RSD0 RSD
SeychellesSC0 SCR0 SCR
Sierra LeoneSL0 USD0 USD
SingaporeSG400 SGD400 SGD
SlovakiaSK150 EUR0 EUR
SloveniaSI150 EUR0 EUR
Solomon IslandsSB0 USD0 USD
SomaliaSO0 USD0 USD
South AfricaZA0 ZAR0 ZAR
South SudanSS0 USD0 USD
SpainES150 EUR0 EUR
Sri LankaLK0 LKR0 LKR
St. BarthelemyBL0 EUR0 EUR
St. Kitts and NevisKN0 USD0 USD
St. LuciaLC0 USD0 USD
St. MaartenMF100 USD0 USD
St. VincentVC0 XCD0 XCD
SudanSD0 USD0 USD
SurinameSR0 XCD0 XCD
SvaldbardSJ0 USD0 USD
SwazilandSZ0 USD0 USD
SwedenSE150 EUR0 EUR
Switzerland ⚠️CH0 CHF0 CHF
SyriaSY50 SYP0 SYP
TaiwanTW2000 TWD2000 TWD
TajikistanTJ0 USD0 USD
TanzaniaTZ0 TZS0 TZS
ThailandTH1500 THB1500 THB
Timor-LesteTL0 USD0 USD
TogoTG400 USD400 USD
TokelauTK0 USD0 USD
TongaTO0 USD0 USD
Trinidad and TobagoTT0 TTD0 TTD
TunisiaTN0 TND0 TND
TurkeyTR0 EUR0 EUR
TurkmenistanTM0 USD0 USD
Turks and Caicos IslandsTC0 USD0 USD
TuvaluTV0 USD0 USD
UgandaUG0 USD0 USD
UkraineUA150 EUR0 EUR
United Arab EmiratesAE300 AED0 AED
United KingdomGB135 GBP0 GBP
United States Minor Outlying IslandsUM0 USD0 USD
United States ⚠️US800 USDVaries
UruguayUY1 USD1 USD
UzbekistanUZ1000 USD1000 USD
VanuatuVU0 USD0 USD
Vatican CityVA0 EUR0 EUR
VenezuelaVE100 USD100 USD
VietnamVN1000000 VND0 VND
Virgin Islands (British)VG0 USD0 USD
Virgin Islands (U.S.)VI0 USD0 USD
Wallis and FutunaWF200 XPF0 XPF
Western SaharaEH0 USD0 USD
YemenYE0 YER0 YER
ZambiaZM50 USD50 USD
ZimbabweZW10 USD10 USD

Countries with special de minimis rules 

Next steps

Parabens! You now understand more about de minimis values and their impact on cross-border ecommerce. Next, you may want to get a list of all the different countries and their de minimis values, learn about landed cost, or more.

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