Why do I need to pay customs duty?

Although you ordered and purchased the items online, the items are still subject to an import procedure to clear the shipment through customs. Clearance depends on:

  • The country of origin
  • The value including transport charges
  • The quantity and type of items

Each country has its own customs laws and the duties for different types of goods and values are set locally. Our international delivery partner—DHL, like any other international transportation company, must adhere to local customs legislation and so DHL pays duties on the receiver’s behalf to clear shipments on arrival.

All race items are shipped from Singapore. The customs duties and taxes are never paid to Spacebib. You might wish to find out more information with your local customs office.

For EU countries
To provide an easier and faster purchase experience for our customers in the EU to receive their items, VAT is included during checkout payment from 1 June 2021 and customers will not have to pay any further VAT when receiving their items.