Will I Pay Customs Duty for My Cigars?

Will I Pay Customs Duty for My Cigars?
The purpose of this page is for cigar aficionados to share information on the customs duty on cigars in their respective country of residence for the sole aim of giving you guidance.

Please note that we do not claim 100% accuracy; we are simply posting information from our fellow aficionados. Also, Custom's Duty of any country can be changed anytime.

If you have any input regarding this topic, please email it to: armin@philippinesbestcigars.com

  • Austria Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Bahrain Free import: 50 cigars.
  • Brazil Free import: 25 cigars.
  • Brunei Free import: 200 cigarettes or 225g of tobacco.
  • Canada Free import: 50 cigars.
  • Cyprus Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Denmark Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Egpyt Free import: 25 cigars.
  • Finland Free import: 200 cigars.
  • France Free import: 400 cigarillos (max. 3g each); 200 cigars;.
  • Germany Free import: 400 cigarillos (max. 3g each); 200 cigars;.
  • Greece Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Hong Kong Free import: 25 cigars.
  • India Free import: 50 cigars.
  • Indonesia Free import: 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes or 100 grams of tobacco.
  • Ireland Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Israel Free import: 250 cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products.
  • Italy Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Japan Free import: 100 cigars; 400 cigarettes
  • Kuwait Free import: 500 cigarettes or 2 pounds of tobacco products
  • Macau Free import: 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250 grams of tobacco.
  • Malaysia Free import: 200 cigarettes or 225g of tobacco.
  • Morocco Free import: Tobacco (200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 25 cigars, or 250 grams of assortments).
  • Netherlands Free import: 200 cigars.
  • New Zealand Free import: 50 cigars.
  • Norway Free import: 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products.
  • South Korea Free import: 50 cigars.
  • Spain Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Sweden Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Switzerland Free import: 200 cigars.
  • Taiwan Free import: 25 cigars.
  • Thailand Free import:250 grams of cigars.
  • United Kingdom Free import: 200 cigars.
  • UAE Free import: 50 cigars.
  • USA Free import: 100 cigars.
  • Vietnam Free import: 100 cigars.



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Prices do not include charges for duties and taxes. PhilippinesBestCigars.com will handle all Philippine-side tax/duty BUT is not responsible for the payment of any duties and taxes that you may be charged by your country's customs department. We strongly suggest checking with your local customs office regarding cigar import duties. As a guide you can check the "WILL I PAY DUTIES..." link in the column at the left side of every page.

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Customer's credit card will be charged after the cigar order has been mailed out; not when the order is placed online.

To prevent mail pilferage or loss, cigars are sent only via Express Mail Service (EMS). Regular mail is not dependable for parcel deliveries.

Currently, we send cigars to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, KSA, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA, and Vietnam.

If you know your country allows cigar importation thru mail, please email us about it and we will add your country to the list above.

Private courier companies such as FedEx, DHL and TNT do NOT accept cigars for international transport.

All cigars are shipped from Manila, Philippines.