"Customs Duty is a tariff or tax imposed on goods when transported across international borders. The purpose of Customs Duty is to protect each country's economy, residents, jobs, environment, etc., by controlling the flow of goods, especially restrictive and prohibited goods, into and out of the country.
Customs Duty is not paid on all items arriving at the destination country.
Dutiable refers to articles on which Customs Duty may have to be paid. The Customs Duty Rate is a percentage. This percentage is determined by the total purchased value of the article(s) paid at a foreign country and not based on factors such as quality, size, or weight."
For further information about a specific country, please visit the respective Customs Service websites below:
Ghana - http://www.gra.gov.gh/index.php/divisions/customs
Kenya - https://www.kra.go.ke/en/helping-tax-payers/faqs/customs-and-border-control
United States - https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/kbyg/customs-duty-info
Canada - https://www.crossbordershopping.ca/duty-tax-import-guide/canada-customs-duty-rates-tariffs-and-taxes
United Kingdom - https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/overview