Originally Posted by Doug
I have heard of instances where UPS charges a "brokerage fee" even when there is no customs duty. EMS seems preferable.
AFAIK there is no duty on any photographic gear coming into the US, not just 35mm film cameras.
DHL does that even tho there is no duty coming into the US. They tried to charge me a huge import fee when I had an F2 sent back from service by Sover Wong.
I fought it, demanding to see the statute they were using to claim the fee. They could not provide one and relented but it was a huge pain. They are a scam operation.
I let Sover know and he said he would not be using DHL again.