Many foreign governments will request duties for your cargo shipment and may have laws that will impact your shipment, whether it consists of cargo, household goods or a vehicle. You should be prepared to provide receipts for any new merchandise in your shipment.
It varies by country, but in some cases your shipment may be eligible for exemption from standard import duties and the associated taxes. This is by no means "one rule applies to all" exemption.
The requirements and qualifications for such an exemption are determined by each individual country but as a general piece of advice, you should always have an idea of how much these charges may be.
To help you with the nuances of dealing with a foreign government, we have agents at every international destination so we'll be glad to recommend one to you. Of course, you can always select your own.