Receive mobile phone with DHL

Hi everyone

I would like to ask does anyone have experience receive mobile phone with DHL from online store? I mean how is the process and where did you receive the item? And how about tax?

Looking forward to hear from any of you.
Dewa

Hi Dewa
I believe the duty is very high at the customs in Mauritius..you need to declare the exact value of the item especially electronics...you may just end up paying more on duty than the actual value of the phone...

Thank you so much

Thats not true,  no duty on mobile  phone only vat applicable.

Only 15% VAT applicable on mobile phones...

Thank you so much for your information.

Thank you for your reply

Thank you for the information

Chiming in...

I always buy mobile phones, TVs, Rukus, Home theatres etc online because and get it much cheaper than they are. I've used USPS and it reached ok - went to pick it up at the parcel office at Port Louis, but make sure you have the actual PayPal (or whichever method you used to pay) hand.

However with DHL it is easier, they will simply give you a call before the item reaches and tell you how much it will cost for all taxes which is 15% of the cost + shipping. When they deliver, you pay them and that's it.

Hello
I would recommend caution when importing telecommunication equipment. At the end of last year, I purchased a home router (google onhub)in the USA and arranged for it to be delivered by DHL. Sadly it got stuck in customs due to the lack of an authorisation by the competent authorities (ICTA). After some months of frustrating and slow exchange with the said authority (asking for technical details and certificates I was unable to supply, not being the manufacturing company) I gave up and had to pay DHL for temporary storage in airport and shipment to another country. So my recommendation is to make sure any equipment you try to import is already authorised in Mauritius.

True. Happened to me too when importing a VoIP phone, but wrote to ICTA with a link to the technical specifications. After two weeks they wrote back an email with no objection. That's when I ordered and went to pick it up with a printout of the email.

Phones should be OK if its one. Other computer equipment may be questioned especially if it's more than two units.

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