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    Ken Watkins
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    Default Importing Equipment to SA

    Does anybody have any experience of importing equipment from outside SA.

    I am particularly interested in the level of customs duty, that may be charged.

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    Johan Kruger
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    Whenever i've bought stuff the only extra cost was the dhl fees + VAT on the declared amount

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    as far as I could gather, Ken (did some research last week as I also want to bring stuff in sometimes) it works like this:

    lenses - you only pay 14% VAT upon clearing customs
    cameras and accessories - you pay the 14% VAT plus a 7% customs levy (thus 21%)

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    Ken Watkins
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    Johan and Morkel,

    Thanks for your responses, I can confirm that this is correct, as I have just paid 14% on my import of a new 70-200mm, ordered from New Zealand (cheapest I could find) and shipped from Singapore:2

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