Duty on gifts sent to Australia from the US?

Dec 8th, 2011, 10:40 AM
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Duty on gifts sent to Australia from the US?

A bit off topic, but I'm hoping someone can help me with a question.

I'd like to send some small gifts via Amazon to folks in Australia who were more than gracious hosts while we were there. Will they have to pay duty on the gifts when they receive them?

Always appreciative of help from fodorites!
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Dec 8th, 2011, 11:31 AM
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They will not have to pay duty if the total value of the goods and freight does not exceed A$1000

Not sure if Amazon ship to Australia, if not you would need to do that part yourself
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Dec 8th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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AZ and its resellers there will ship but its costly if item is small its better to have it shipped to you (get free shipping) then send it on. You can only do P. Mail a flat rate mailer either cardboard or padded is 13.25 anything over that becomes quite costly.
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Dec 8th, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the speedy replies! Since they are small gifts, think I'll do what JoanneH suggests.
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Dec 8th, 2011, 03:04 PM
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I just received a small gift shipped from the US to me in Australia. Postage through USPS was only US $1.72. It was in a small padded envelope.
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Dec 8th, 2011, 05:33 PM
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Wow, US$1.72? USPS sounds like the way to go. Thanks!
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Dec 8th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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Yeah, I was surprised too.
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