[CR]Import Tariff

Example: Framebuilders:Masi

From: "Jerry & Liz Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 13:00:06 -0600
Subject: [CR]Import Tariff

To follow up on the unexpected duty on my Caygill frame from UK, I went to the US Custom Service web site. It seems DHL, and perhaps other carriers, are trying to screw the public. My shipment consisted of frame, racks, lighting equipment. The US Customs web site states that the tariff on frames worth over $600 is 3.9% and 0% on lighting equipment. Even complete bicycles are only 5.5%. DHL billed me for 11% plus a fee. I intend to pay them only 3.9% of the frame value, plus a prorated fee. I suggest other members likewise check the Customs web site and refuse to pay improper fees.


Jerry Moos