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#475457 - 10/22/13 07:39 PM Artists on a working vacation
Kwilliamsconstruction Offline
My wife and I are textile artists and were wondering...if we're there on an extended vacation and need to order silk to work with while in belize, but might ship it back to the states for sale, would we pay an import duty? And where could I find out about what it is?

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#475460 - 10/22/13 07:49 PM Re: Artists on a working vacation [Re: Kwilliamsconstruction]
Diane Campbell Offline
Yes. You will pay import duty on the silk regardless of whether it stays here or leaves again.
Best to contact a customs broker to see what the rates are for fabrics.

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#475461 - 10/22/13 07:54 PM Re: Artists on a working vacation [Re: Diane Campbell]
Kwilliamsconstruction Offline
Thanks.

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#475490 - 10/23/13 08:03 AM Re: Artists on a working vacation [Re: Kwilliamsconstruction]
Wizardofaahs Offline
Actually, if the fabric is made in the US and is shipped to you, painted, then shipped back to the US you get a special deal on the import duties back into the US and I believe on the Belize side as well. Contact BELTRADE. There are special rules for the exchange that takes place with textiles being made into something else and shipped back to the US for sale.
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#475530 - 10/23/13 03:20 PM Re: Artists on a working vacation [Re: Wizardofaahs]
Kwilliamsconstruction Offline
Thanks! Trying to do this without raising prices too much!

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