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Clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, hunting or fishing equipment, camera, portable radio and other items of similar nature for personal use are tax-exempt. Any of the items mentioned above that are taken into the United States must be taken out. If you are a new immigrant to the United States, if the value of the tax-exempt items for personal use like jewelry reaches USD 300 or more and if you don’t pay customs duty for such items, you cannot sell them within 3 years. Any of the above times which you don’t pay tax for but sell will be seized or confiscated.

Non-residents who have attained the age of 21 are allowed to take into the United Sates 1 liter of alcoholic drinks like beer, wine and liquor, which can only be for personal use. Alcoholic drinks that exceed the prescribed quantities are subject to customs duty and internal tax.

Visitors can carry into the United States tax-free one carton of cigarettes (200) or 50 cigars, or 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of tobacco, or appropriate proportions of the above items. Cigars produced in Cuba, whether for personal use or as gift, are prohibited from entering the United States.

Items purchased in duty-free shops and onboard aircraft or ship are subject to customs duty if they exceed in quantities or value the prescribed tax-exempt limit.

For non- residents who transit for connecting flights in the United States, if the personal items, including no more than 4 liters of alcoholic drinks, are to be taken to places outside the jurisdiction of the United States customs taxation authorities and the value of these items does not exceed USD 200, such items are exempted from tax.


* The above information is for reference only. For more, contact the embassy.

* For more information on visa, head to the Star Alliance website.

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