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El Salvador – Customs and Import duty tax calculation method

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into El-Salvador whether by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

Below table provide the Duty and Sales tax for El-Salvador:

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) Threshold on goods
0% to 164% 9For more information see below) 15% VAT=13% VAT=VAT%(CIF + duty + excise (if applicable)) No Threshold

Duty Rates in El-Salvador

In El Salvador, the Arancel Centroamericano de Importación (Central America Import Duty) is applied, which is constituted in the Sistema Arancelario Centroamericano (SAC) (Duty Central American System) and its correspondent duties for import.

  • A tax is levied on domestically produced or imported alcohol and spirits at rates ranging from USD 0.09 to USD 0.16 for each 1% of alcohol volume per litre or in proportion thereof. Spirits and alcohol also have an ad valorem tax levied at the rate of 8% over the suggested selling price to the public, excluding VAT.
  • Alcohol, Fireworks and Tobacco Tax is levied as an ad valorem and specific tax on (CIF + duty + tax).
  • For more information on please refer Excise duties and other taxes website.