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About Custom Tax For Test Equipment

By on February 9, 2010


Every countries implement taxes so that the Government  will have money to manage and to develop the country. In my country  (Malaysia) for instance,  each test equipment that brought it in, a 10% of tax of the total value of the test equipment will be charged to the buyer. I’m not sure whether it is high for this amount to be taxed or not. I would like to know, how many percent would your Government will tax for importing test equipment? Thanks!



  1. karlo

    February 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

    in the philippines, it is 12% VAT

  2. admin

    February 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Hi Karlo,
    Thanks for the info.


  3. beh

    February 10, 2010 at 2:26 am

    hello mr yong

    you remmeber i bougth a blue ring from you via post
    i paid about tax 150 usd i remmeber the price of blue ring
    somthing like 50 usd i paid three time the price to government
    to let me to bring inside the country? it was not assembeld was a kit?
    so sorry for this!
    have nice day

  4. Waleed

    February 10, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I Palestine and Israel. it is 17% VAT

  5. admin

    February 10, 2010 at 6:25 am

    HI Waleed,
    That's a bit high!


  6. admin

    February 10, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Hi Beh,

    That means your Government is charging few hundreds percent for the tax of a test equipment and this is superb high!


  7. beh

    February 11, 2010 at 5:51 am


    yes this the way in this country sorry for this

  8. polykarp

    February 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Jestine

    in my country is only one tax for all electronic equipment 19%.

    Polykarp Slovakia.

  9. admin

    February 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Hi Polykarp,

    That was also high (19%). That means my country tax is lower than many other countries.


  10. Steve Hearns

    February 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I think my country , the USA is the worst. I believe the taxes would be higher than anywhere else. In addition to VAT - the transportation fees are taxed to bring the item to the buyer, and also the fuel that goes into the vehicle driven to transport it is taxed, not to mention the employees that would all be involved in every aspect to process this item , also are paying tax from their salaries. Then, if you wind up selling the item - its taxed again. In my view, there is too much tax government collects , and no accountability where the citizen mney all goes to. for certain, its not spent wisely. Most government employees in my country have high salaries, and little responsibility to the people to do their job. Police would not put them in jail for mismanaging our money - but they will put citizen in jail for refusing to pay into a corrupt system, that is wrong with world economy today.

  11. admin

    February 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Hi Steve,

    I didn't know that there are so many taxes involved. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Carlos Silva

    February 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Jestine,

    In Portugal, it is 20% VAT and they are thinking to pass it to 21%.

    Best Regards

  13. admin

    February 20, 2010 at 1:26 am

    HI Carlos,

    It is quite high too your country tax on test equipment. Thanks for sharing.


  14. Johan Tjukas

    September 22, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Hello mr Yong!
    Thanks for your superb website. As a beginner, I learn a lot from you.

    In Japan, I think they didn`t charge the tax because about 8 months ago
    i bought a test equipment from Rusia via post and i paid it with credit card. The postman didn`t ask anything for the tax.

    Have a nice day!

  15. admin

    September 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    HI Johan,

    You are welcome. It depends on the value of the test equipment too. if the value is too small then they will not impose the tax.



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