Frequently Asked Questions on VAT

Last updated on 08 February, 2019

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Are Customs Duty and VAT the same?

No, Customs Duty and VAT are not the same. VAT is a mandatory tax that is paid to the government, while Customs Duty is paid only for the goods that you import. A key difference is that VAT is charged at a standard rate, whereas the charges for Customs Duty are variable.

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