Originally posted by arranger_yes_pc_no:
.....you'd have to pay between 15 and 30 per cent of the whole price just for import duties.

I live in Norway, also in Europe but not a EU membership country. Even so, we
have some agreements that put a lot of the EU rules and laws down our heads.

Electronic music istruments are duty free to imoprt here, but instead we have
to pay 25% VAT on top of both the price we pay for the keyboard and all shipping
cost when package pass the border.
But, the price I pay to the store, shall be without added local VAT or taxes.

Since the electronic music instruments have special rules here, maybe it's like
that in other countries around the world as well?

Cheers 🥂
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