Another Example: A Weird One
Here’s another set of CD albums I purchased from a Korean online shopping website. The order cost is $193.09. The shipping fee is $41.67. So, the total order amount is $234.76. The package was sent via Express Mail Service (EMS) as well.
The box was held by customs for a week. When I dropped by to the local post office to pick it up, the total dutiable amount declared on the Informal Entry form, to my surprise, was only $77.00. I was expecting to pay more than PHP2,800.00, but luckily (should I say), I only paid PHP1326.00. Weird. It’s really weird. That’s why I shared this entry. To attest that something like this happens.
Here’s a scanned copy of the informal entry form:
Now, you already have an idea on how to compute customs duty. Please take note that this guide is created to give importers like you an idea on how to calculate duty. Whatever you have come up with is not guaranteed 100% accurate.