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Ireland – 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 Ireland Either by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

  • The sum of the value of the imported goods and the cost of shipping and insurance.

Below is the Duty and Sales tax for Ireland:

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) or VAT Threshold on goods
0% to 48.5% 20% 13.5% to 23% No Custom duty if the product value (excluding shipping and insurance) cost won’t exceed €150 and No VAT if the CIF value(check Overview for CIF value) does not exceed €22.


  • Electronic goods such as Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free.
  • Excise duties are not charged on the export or sale of excisable goods to other EU countries, but special control arrangements apply to the intra-EU movement of such goods.
  • Duty in Ireland varies from one country to another even for the same product. For example, Bicycles made in China may be subjected to an additional (anti dumping) duty of 48.5%.
  • VAT is 13.5% for goods like Newspapers and magazines and some goods aren’t subjected to VAT like books, children dresses and children shoes.VAT payable on a consignment does not exceed 6.
  • Duty ranges are 0% (for example books) and 17% (for example Wellington shoes) generally.
  • VAT is calculated on the value of the goods, international shipping costs, insurance and import duty due.
  • Total product value is calculated on the sum of CIF value, import duty and excise duty if applicable.

Excise duties are charged on mineral oils (including petrol and diesel), alcohol products (including spirits, beer, wine, cider, and perry), and tobacco products where they are consumed in Ireland. Reduced rates of excise duty may apply when setting up a microbrewery in Ireland (depending on production quantities).

Please refer for detailed information of excise duty for European countries here

Additional fees can be applied in order to cover the expense of performing any required testing of the imported goods.