Last year I had a sizable shipment from England via DHL (not from
Rimmer, however, maybe they collect & pay them prior to shipping, i.e.
built into the cost)... DHL billed me with a followup letter, separate
from the package, for 10% duty.
At that time I was told that you must be sure to ask the shipper to
indicate that the parts were for a "classic or collector car", to enjoy
the 10% duty. Label them "auto parts" and you get to pay 30%. This tip
saved me $150 that time alone!
I assume this is still true, judging from the price of late-model Land
Rover parts in the U.S.!
San Jose, Calif.
'62 TR4 CT17602L
Bill Gunshannon wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Dave Chu wrote:
> > When I recieved my shipment last week from Rimmer via DHL there was no
> > papers. I don't know why but the guy just drop it off and I didn't have
> > to paid any duties or taxes. The only thing I can think of is I had an
> > item back ordered and the bill that came with the package listed the total
> > as $0.00 even though the other items shipped has their prices listed on
> > the reciept.
> Surely there must have been an invoice?? Mine had two, one inside and
> one stuffed into the DHL shipping order.
> As for duties, I have yet to be charged any import duties on any of my
> Rimmer orders and I'm in the states. Why would a Canadian have to pay
> import duties on something originating within the United Kingdom??
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