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Costa Rica Consumption Tax on Imports

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Costa Rica Consumption Tax

Costa Rica imposes a Consumption Tax on a selected group of products.  The tax is levied on the products that are imported into Costa Rica.  The tax imposed can  start at 5% of the CIF (Cost+Insurance+Freight)  of the product that is imported.   The Consumption Tax is LawNo. 4961.

 List of goods that are subject to the Selective Consumption Tax:

 22030000 Beer made from malt

 2204 Wine, including fortified wines

 2205 Vermouth and other wines of fresh grapes flavored with plants or aromatic substances.

 22060000 Other fermented beverages (for example, cider , sherry , mead); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and non-alcoholic beverages , not elsewhere specified or included elsewhere .

 2208 ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume exceeding 80 % vol ; spirits, liqueurs and other spirits.

2402 Cigars and cigarettes, snuff or snuff substitutes .

 2403 Other manufactured tobacco and snuff substitutes , processed; snuff ” homogenized” or ” reconstituted” tobacco , snuff extracts and essences .

 3208 Paints and varnishes.

 3209 Paints and varnishes based on modified , dispersed or dissolved in medium synthetic or natural polymers.

 3210 Other paints and varnishes; prepared pigments of a kind used for finishing leather water.

 321100000 Prepared dryers.

 3212 Pigments (including metallic powders and flakes) in liquid or paste form, of a kind used for the manufacture of paints; dyes and other coloring matter put up in forms or packaging for retail sale.

 3214 putty, resin cements and other mastics; painters ( fillings ) used in painting ; painters ( fillings ) non-refractory type used in masonry .

 3305 Hair preparations .

 3307 Shaving products, personal deodorants, bath preparations , depilatories and other perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations , not elsewhere specified or included elsewhere ; prepared room deodorizers , whether or not perfumed or having disinfectant properties.

 3401 Soap; organic products and active tense preparations for use as soap , in bars , cakes or molded pieces or shapes , whether or not containing soap; paper, wadding , felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent .

 4011 Tires new rubber .

 4012 Tires retreaded or used rubber ; tires ( solid or cushion tires ) , treads for tires ( tires ) and covers ( ” flaps” ) rubber

 4013 Chambers of rubber ( tires ) .

 8407 piston engines (combustion) reciprocating or rotary engines , spark ignition ( spark ignition engines)

 8408 plunger (piston ) compression ignition (diesel or semi -diesel ) .

 8415 Machinery for air conditioning .

 8418 Refrigerators , freezers and other equipment and machines for production of cold , electric or other ; heat pumps , other than machinery for air conditioning.

 8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers;

 8450 washing machines, even drying device .

 8451 Machinery for washing, cleaning , wringing, drying , ironing, pressing (including fusing presses ), bleaching, dyeing, dressing, finishing, coating or impregnating textile yarns , fabrics or made machines for the textile and fabric or other support used in the manufacture of floor coverings such as linoleum; machines for reeling , unreeling, folding, cutting or pinking textile fabrics .

 8507 Electric accumulators, including separators

 8509 electromechanical devices with self-contained electric motor household

 8510 Shavers, hair clippers and hair-removing appliances , with self-contained electric motor.

And 8511 Electrical ignition or starters

 8516 Electric water heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil ; electrically heated hair care (for example, hairdryers , curling irons, heaters) ; electric irons; other electro household appliances ; electric heating resistors

 8519 Turntables , record players , cassette -players and other sound recording device built-in sound .

 8520 Magnetic tape recorders and other sound recording apparatus , whether or playback device incorporated sound .

 8521 Video recording or reproducing sound (movies) , with signal receiver built image and sound .

 8527 Reception apparatus for radio- broadcasting.

 8528 Reception apparatus for television, whether broadcasting reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing sound or images , monitors and projectors .

 8702 Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver.

 8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons .

 8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.

 8706 chassis motor vehicles of headings Nos. 8701 to 8705 , fitted with engines .

 8707 Bodies of motor vehicles of headings Nos. 8701 to 8705 , including cabins.

 8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings Nos. 8701 to 8705 .

 8711 Motorcycles and motor tricycles (including also pedal and cycles fitted with motor).

 8714 Parts and accessories of vehicles of headings

 8716 Trailers and semi -trailers; other vehicles , not mechanically propelled

 9504 items for games, including pinball machines, bagatelle, billiards and special tables for casino games and automatic bowling.

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