Import duties are levied on any imported goods before releasing them from Customs; except goods qualifying for special privilege according to the laws and regulations, whereby their duties and taxes are exempted.
There are three types of duties and taxes that any importer has to pay before the imported goods are released from Customs:
Rates of Customs Import Duty:
Tariff structure was changed in 2001 when the number of tariff bands was reduced from 12 to 4 and the maximum rate dropped from 120% to 35%, thus narrowing the spread. The tariff bands are now:
Value Added Tax (VAT)
Cambodia applies a 10% flat rate of VAT. All imported goods are subject to the 10% VAT.