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Will I be responsible for paying customs duties and brokerage when importing EcoEnclose products?
Last Updated: 03/16/2018
Most likely, yes.

Taxes: Taxes are not charged by every country, and they can vary based on the value of the product. This is an additional fee that a local government such as state, province or city, charges for delivering the package into their region. Customs Fees are costs that the host country charges to manage the flow of goods in and out of the country. All products go through Customs before going to the buyer, and there is a fee associated to manage this process.
Duties/Tariffs:
Similar to Customs Fees, Duties/Tariffs are a type of tax placed on value of item, plus freight and insurance by country. Duties/Tariffs are designed to protect local businesses and industries in the host country.
UPS is a more affordable way to ship larger orders, but they do charge a brokerage fee ($10+) even for orders shipping to Canada. Orders under $200 shipping to a residential address can expect to pay about $14 in importing fees at delivery. The higher the value of the goods, the higher the import fee rate. But as mentioned, even when adding an average of 6% additional cost when shipping UPS, it still makes better financial sense for larger orders to ship UPS.
UPS also offers tracking and faster service. Still, most customers choose USPS over UPS for smaller orders.

Here are some links that may help:

Duty Calcualtor: http://fbaforward.com/customs-duty-calculator/

UPS
Brokerage Fees to Canada: https://www.ups.com/ca/en/shipping/zones-and-rate...



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