Importing low cost item after GST

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Hello members,
I have a doubt that somebody who has imported low cost items like mobile cases after implementation of GST can help me with

Please answer the following questions

1. I am trying to import from phone cases which are not available in India (~$25 total value) , what is the kind of Duty am I expecting...?

2. The seller is shipping the item via non trackable international economy post , so what are the delivery times I expecting..?

3. Is there a slight chance that customs is going to clear the item without any duties @dextermorgan @Sushubh @Nishant
 

kkapoorr

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Who are you importing from? If it's from someone like Aliexpress, then they might mark as a gift and declare a lower value.

I don't remember the exact duty % if any, for phone cases.

I would not suggest you spend $25 first and then don't get tracked shipping. Plus with non-tracked, shipping timelines are not guaranteed and therefore delivery might take a lot of time.

I had bought goods worth 150$ and had them shipped in one package, the courier was GATI who did my KYC too. I did not get any duty charged for my product. So, it's a hit or miss.
 

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Its a hit or miss tbh.

But get tracked shipping instead of non tracking one. It will help if your package was lost/stolen. But from banggood/gearbest if possible. Both have priority line to india and their tracked shipping is cheap and fast too.
 


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btw friend ordered an air case from USA (which has battery inbuilt) for 29$ and it dodnt attract any customs. So maybe cases might pass without any duty
 

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It's quite difficult to judge the customs. I got a Huami Amazfit Pace Smartwatch worth $95 and it came in without customs but a friend who ordered a $50 Android TV box had to pay ₹700 customs. I also remember another friend who was saying he was charged ₹150 for a $30 crimping tool.
 

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$700 for a $50 item?

Didn't the customs guy know the difference between a TV Box and a TV?
 


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Actually the guy is charging $5 extra for international economy shipping, so, item value is $19.99

BTW it's eBayUSA

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