I am interested in the Onefinity Woodworker and would like to order it to Germany.
Unfortunately, I can’t find the HS code given in the forum on the website of the customs office, or at least only approximately. I am also being denied the calculation of the actual costs on the customs page.
So, without further ado, I would like to ask the forum if there are any personal experiences with orders to Germany? What does customs charge?
Alternatively, are there already resellers who sell Onefinity in Germany?
Hello cokaaiiin, I’m from Italy and last week I finally received my 1F Woodworker with DHL Express and if this can help you my Italian import custom taxes etc etc…was €367. So I don’t know in Germany but I think that figure is not to far from reality.
I have checked with the customs office and would like to pass on the information for all other readers from Germany.
There is a 2.7% customs duty, 19% VAT and a customs declaration must be made for goods exceeding €1000. This can be done independently and free of charge or - and this was clearly the recommendation by the customs official - the carrier takes care of it automatically and charges 50-70€ for the processing.
Thanks guys for sharing the info. I think that for all countries within EU, the import duty is same (2,7%), but there will be main difference in VAT, as the VAT % is not unified across EU, and then the charges of the carrier to process the customs declaration paperwork for you will be very specific case by case.
I searched the TARIC database on the web and here is the result below. Just the HS code given by Onefinity does not work, instead of 8458190090 the only accepted code is 8458190000 on the TARIC web. So I do not know if it is a typing mistake having 90 at the end of the code or what. Anyway, the customs duty is the same.
the screenshot and the import duty that you refer to are valid for shipping from the USA to the EU (2,7 %). Aren’t Onefinity CNCs produced in canada? Aren’t they dispatched from there? In this case, the import duty into the EU would be 0,0 %, thanks to Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA):
you are right. In fact there are two questions, one - if dispatched from Canada or USA, and second - what is the country of origin of the goods stated on the invoice? Because that might be the tricky part. For example the laser is made in USA.
Anyway, the customs duty is minor cost compared to the VAT. So I would recommend to those of you who own a business and can buy on your company to do so (being able to justify the purchase for your business activity). This way you can lower your tax base and eventually get the VAT reimbursement (if your company is registered VAT payer). That is how I try to manage this.
I tried to find this out before by reading Kirbre’s Terms and Conditions and their Shipping and Returns information but it says nothing about from where the machines are dispatched. No direct mentioning of where Kirbre Industries Inc. is located, it just mentions an office address in Canada.
Our Contact Information:
Canadian Business Office
1180 Stellar Drive, Unit 8/9
Newmarket ON L3Y 7B9
I think I should ask them directly. Will write them an E-Mail tomorrow.