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Landed cost calculator

As the original purchase price and the landed cost of goods can differ greatly, it is important to make decisions on imports with all the relevant figures at hand.

Take into account what duty tax percentage is payable on the goods, the cost of transportation and insurance, as well as VAT. You will then have a much clearer understanding of the financial outset, as well as whether or not the outcome of your import will be profitable.

Our Landed Cost Calculator makes determining the bottom-line price of importing your shipment easy.

To use our Landed Cost Calculator you will need:

  1. Your supplier’s sales contract and invoice.
  2. The exchange rate at the time of payment, or an estimate if you have not yet paid.
  3. The breakdown of cost for transport from your supplier to the international carrier.
  4. The cost of international transport.
  5. The breakdown of cost for transport from the international carrier to your premises.
  6. The cost of your freight insurance
  7. The duty tax percentage of your goods. If you are unsure what this percentage is, please refer to our Import Duty Tax Lookup.

Complete the appropriate fields with this information to determine what the eventual landed cost of your import will be.

  • Inherent Cost of Cargo

  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.
  • Freight Costs

    NOTE: Only type in the transport fees applicable to your incoterm as indicated in the left hand side column
  • Inland Transport Charges - Foreign Country
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.


  • Packing
  • Cost in Currency on Invoice
  • Rand Value

  • Road

  • Rail

  • Port (eg: wharfage)

  • Port (eg: THC, shipping fee)

  • Foreign Clearing Agent Documentation

  • Foreign Clearing Agent Agency

  • Foreign Clearing Agent Disbursements
  • International Shipping Fees
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.

  • International Freight Forwarding Fees
  • Cost in Currency on Invoice
  • Rand Value
  • Inland Transport Charges - Local Country
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.

  • Cargo Dues
  • Cost in Currency on Invoice
  • Rand Value

  • THC (Containers)

  • Landing Fees (Non Container)

  • Liner Release

  • Road haulage

  • Railage

  • FF Documentation Charges

  • Freight Forwarders Agency

  • Freight Forwarders Disbursement
  • Insurance Costs

  • NOTE: This may vary according to the incoterm used and personal preference. If included in the price given to you by your supplier or trasnport company do not add it in here.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.
  • Import Duties and Vat

  • (This should be the FOB value on the invoice)
  • Type your duty tax rate in here:
    (If you do not know your duty tax percentage you can get it from our Import Duty Look Up here)
  • AND / OR
  • + Expand to insert duty tax from schedule 1 Part 2 to schedule 2
  • Additional Duty

  • AND / OR
  • Additional Duty

  • AND / OR
  • Additional Duty

  • AND / OR
  • Totals

  • Landed Cost of Cargo