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How do i pay the customs?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by DangerousDEN, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. DangerousDEN

    DangerousDEN Regular Member

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    When do you pay the customs?

    We am receiving packages from Europe - every 2 weeks.
    And 2 weeks ago received our 1st package from China.
    All packages come to JFK(company is NYC based), and than got delivered to our office.

    We never paid customs yet. I was told that either they won't deliver the shipment before you pay the customs, or will send the invoice later.

    The packages from Europe are pretty small, but from China we received heavy shipment, 100kg. It for sure should attract attention;). But still nothing.

    We just don't want to get in troubles later.

    Any experiences how it all works?
     
  2. Seljo

    Seljo Regular Member

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    I'm not from US but when I order from china I have to pay the customs before I receive the package. Or they ship it if there is no customs to declare.
     
  3. DangerousDEN

    DangerousDEN Regular Member

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    The package from China was delivered using Fedex. Our agent told me that we will have to declare and pay customs our selves when the shipping will arrive in US.
     
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  4. DangerousDEN

    DangerousDEN Regular Member

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    Seems it's common that companies don't get charged with customs, here is post from another forum:
     
  5. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    If the goods were imported with a very low or no declared value then they might have passed through without a fee. If they were pulled by customs they can assign a value and hit you with a bill. This however should all happen at JFK and before they are sent out to you. Ie you would get a phone call or email telling you to contact fed ex at the airport and pay the $125 customs fee before they send it on to you.

    I suppose there are other ways of doing it but if you have received the goods and no phone call or bill then I think you are in the clear.

    If you are importing the same produce from the same suppliers on a regular basis there is always a chance that when they pull one parcel they may look back at what you have been importing and hit you with a retro bill for non declaration.

    So I would be putting aside a slush fund to cover that if it does happen.