April 05, 2024

Duties and Import Taxes Preferential Treaties

We've added the ability to toggle whether preferential treaties are used in your Duties and Import Taxes calculations in checkout.

Preferential treaties, also known as free trade agreements (FTA), are agreements between two or more countries that can lower or eliminate duties on certain products. Certain requirements need to be met in order for your duties to be reduced. If you are unable to meet the requirements of a preferential treaty, you may disable them on the duties and taxes settings page, and the calculator will fallback to the countries most-favoured-nation (MFN) duty rate.

Learn more about preferential treaties, and the Duties and Import Taxes calculator in the Shopify Help Center.