I just looked into this and since I'd prefer not to mislead anyone, customs duty in Australia is triggered by a single package import valued above AUD$1000 consisting of other than wine or tobacco products. Add 5% value for customs duty, plus freight costs then add GST at 10% of previous total = 1000 + 50 +150 = $1200 item value taxed at 10%
So we'd pay $170 for import duties and taxes on that hypothetical parcel. Why on earth does Norway charge so much for imported items? That's crazy.[/quote:15q4lm0f]
Ah, that is not really that bad!
Well, the government claim it has to do with protecting the industries in our nation. The trigger point of the import tax has not been adjusted for inflation since it was legislated in the second half of the 1970's.
The import tax triggers at 200 NOK then you need to add 25% on the price of the item including shipping, you also need to pay a fee to pay for the expenses of taxing your item.
The NFCring is valued at ~340 NOK including shipping, this is a really good price. Add the tax and it is 425 NOK pluss a fee which is at ~150 NOK. The total price for the NFCring they goes from 340 to 575 NOK. The total value added to the ring and shipping is 70% (69,11%), the total value added to just the ring, excluding shipping is 90% (91,67%).