Dashcams are becoming more and more popular around the world, including in the US and Europe. Those kinds of devices are also relatively popular among Chinese drivers. China is one of the world’s biggest producers of dashcams, and a huge number of manufacturers export their products. What are the duty rates for dashcams imported from China?
Where are dashcams produced in China?
Importing dashcams from China – trade fairs
Attending trade fairs is a great way of getting new suppliers. You can also see for yourself the product. Below, you can find some of the trade fairs in the automotive industry.
China International Auto Aftermarket Fair
Location: Zhengzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre (ZZICEC), Zhengzhou
Official website: ciaaf.com.cn
Many exhibitors display car parts and accessories, including dashcams.
Guangzhou International Exhibition of Automotive Products Auto Parts & Post Market Services (CIAACE)
Location: Guangzhou – Canton Fair Complex, Guangzhou
Official website: ciaace-gz.com
Trade fair focusing on auto parts.
Location: Shanghai – National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Shanghai
Official website: automechanika-shanghai.hk.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en.html
There are dedicated sectors for parts & components, electronics & connectivity, and accessories.
Tariffs on dashcams from China
EU duty rates on dashcams from China
As an importer, you are obliged to pay due duties. The EU tariffs are available in the TARIC system.
Video camera recorders can be found under subheading 8525810000. The EU duty rate on dashcams is 0%.
US duty rates on dashcams from China
The US duty rates can be found in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
The US duty rate on Video Camera Recorders is 0%. It can be found under subheading 8525.81. The additional China tariff is 25%.
Importing dashcams from China – importer’s responsibilities
Features of the good dashcam include
- good screen resolution
- night vision
- effective memory managing
- wide angle
- identity recognition
- accident recording and analyzing
- motion sensor, which automatically starts recording.
Dashcams from China are more affordable, and they make up most of the market. Bear in mind that there may be differences between the description and the actual performance. We suggest choosing a credible supplier, so the probability of getting poor quality products is lower.
You must provide a user guide with your product. In the user manual, you should put notices about windshield mounting legal restrictions and camera recordings. Do not forget to get all the necessary documents for customs clearance.