On 15-Apr-2015, I placed an order for HID KIT which costs $19.31. You can see the item here
The package weighs .45kg and its dimension is 18cm x 8cm x 5cm.
Altogether is that a taxable product?
20-Apr-2015 19:54------Received by Post Office---------523112
23-Apr-2015 13:38------Departure export customs-------BEIJING
02-May-2015 08:44-----Arrival Import customs------------KOLKATA APSO
02-May-2015 10:18-----Held by customs--------------------KOLKATA APSO
Now the problem is, its held by the customs. Now I would like to know whats gonna happen next
. Some where in TAI
I read, generally import duties wont attract for the products upto $20.
*Will every products held by the customs attracts duty when it is released to the customers?
*Will I get any call from the customs office? IF yes, what should I say to avoid a hefty tax?
*Somewhere I read, import tax can be a max of 30% of price of the product(Including its shipping cost.). Is it true? WHat can be the max %?
*I paid Rs 1,241.60/- exactly for this product and I think its ok to pay a max tax of Rs 500/- or below for this silly product. What if the tax is much higher than the real worth of this product.?
-Can I refuse to pay? If yes and if I refused, will they ship it back to the seller? So will I get a refund with a deduction of its shipping charge?
These are my doubts.. I request you people to help me by sharing your valuable experiences and knowledge.
Thanks in Advance