I'm an US citizen, currently in the EU. My friend has bought a RAM kit for me (PC - electronics computers) and is planning on shipping it to me through UPS. I was wondering if, besides the basic customs that UPS generates, I would need something else specifically for this piece of hardware.

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You will have to pay VAT, which amount is 20% of the product value. The transporter might add a 'custom processing' fee.

There does not seem to be special custom tariff for RAM (see https://trade.ec.europa.eu/access-to-markets/en/results?product=85423239&origin=US&destination=FR for example)

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