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In many cases, you can avoid paying duty on previously imported goods even when they’re not made in your country. This may come in handy for ecommerce returns or temporary exports; however, if the good’s value changes or gets improved or modified, you won’t be eligible for the duty exemption on an import.
The United States allows duty exemption for previously imported articles. All you need is the right harmonized code and documentation.
See the CBP for more information on US-made goods.
See the CBP for more information on non US-made goods.
The EU offers Returned Goods Relief (RGR) and allows for total or partial relief from duty and VAT.
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