How do I know how much tax and duty I will have to pay?

The unique DHL EasyShop Total Cost Calculator can give you an estimate of what you will have to pay, but its accuracy depends on the information supplied.

An example of a Tax and Duty calculation for an import from anywhere in the world to Kuwait when using DHL EasyShop would be:

5% on CIF + 1.5 KWD


Goods Paid Price = US$100

Freight Charges = 30 US$ (Freight value must be declared on waybill)

Insurance C&F = (100+30)*1%= 131.3 $

Total duty value= US$131.3*5%=US$6.5

Conversion to KWD= US$ 6.5 * 0.3 = 1.95 KWD

1.95 KWD + 1.5 KWD= 3.45 KWD

Total Duty Payable: 3.45 KWD

The value obtained from the Total Cost Calculator may be higher or lower than the actual total cost due, for example, to differences between estimated and actual currency exchange rates, package weights, product classification or value, and/or volumetric weight calculations for bulky, lightweight packages. See FAQ What is 'volumetric weight'?

Download this compensation form and e-mail it, together with proof of purchases and good quality pictures if you want to make a claim, to