Re: [CR]Import Tariff


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Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 12:29:12 -0500 (EST)
From: "Robert Clair (DUSD)" <rclair@info.census.gov>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Import Tariff
In-Reply-To: <001601c1a213$f9866f60$461bfea9@pacbell.net>


Got the same surprise last summer on a nice, expensive machine from Canada. Even though they marked the estimated value of the shipment way down, still got hit with a tariff bill for $250 and some. Ouch! The shipper was UPS. I've had costly items form same Canadian sender, and from CH and DE, but they we're all small packages of old wool jerseys, signed cards and the like. My first and still valid guess is that it may have been the size of the container that caught someone's eye ....
Robert Clair
Alexandria, VA