KuSakuraShop is a service operated by the company Seido Co., Ltd. that specializes in the export of Judo equipment from the KuSakura brand directly from Japan. Therefore, all our rates are published without tax.
Tax rates may be applied by the customs of your country of residence upon importation of your order.
Rest assured, the process is totally transparent and affects the delivery time very little. It is managed entirely by the carrier who will ask you to pay the tax upon delivery (payable by check or cash). Note that some small parcels may not be taxed.
KuSakuraShop is considered the exporter. Therefore, we take care of legal formalities relating to the export from Japan. As specialists in export, we are not registered with the Japan Customs Service (a service that is mainly for importers).
You are considered the importer of the goods in your country of residence. This means that it is your responsibility to check that the products ordered are consistent with the laws of your country. No refunds will be granted in case of purchase of a product that is not conform to the regulations of your country.
The import of Japanese products may be subject to various fees when the package enters the destination country. These fees must be paid by the recipient. We have no control over these charges and have no way to accurately predict the amount. We invite you to contact the customs office in your country for more information about it.
In reality, and given the fact that our customs declarations are optimized, total fees usually are between 10% and 15% on the overall order.
Furthermore, small packages including belts and other accessories ordered in small quantities may not be taxed.
Know that in all cases the carrier will ask for the payment of expenses and customs taxes with no added formalities to perform on your part.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
Note that KuSakuraShop does not accept any returns on the grounds of a refusal to pay customs fees. Packages returned for that reason will be shipped back at the customer's expense (the cost of return to Japan will be claimed), or destroyed by the carrier without any possibility of refund.