This is something i really wanna know. Here in Germany, everything you import from outside the European Union, gets taxed with 19% - IF the value of the goods is over 20 Euros. And the shipping costs are also getting taxed! It also cares noone, if the goods are marked as gift - they don't belive it anyway... What about... well, a private person living in California. How much of value can he import without paying tax, and if he has to, how much? Can anyone tell me, please?