The brokerage charges seem very high. Â When I receive items by mail, Canada Post collects PST, GST, the $5.00 handling charge and any duty. Â Brooks Brothers uses DHL and several weeks after shipment, I receive an invoice for PST, GST and any duty as well as the $5.00 handling charge. Â I have never been charged a higher brokerage fee, although the delivery charges can be high if rush delivery is required. The problem with using USPS/Canada Post is the lengthy delivery time. Â Packages from Brooks Brothers take 2-3 days using DHL; J. Press uses the post and packages take at minimum 2 weeks and often longer. It pays to examine the tax/duty invoice carefully as I have been overcharged on occassion. Â This requires filing a Customs Informal Adjustment Request, which you would also complete if the goods were returned so taxes/duty would be refunded. Â The $5.00 handling fee is non-refundable.
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12/10/04 at 7:09pm