Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Cross border duties/taxes
From: "Ken Lee" <>
Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 08:54:02 -0400


My experiance is different.  I have been charged duty on most equipment I
have bought in the US and shipped to Canada. This includes electronic
flash, lenses, darkroom equipment.  I now ask to have it shipped by mail
where possible, since UPS charges such high brokerage fees and usually gets
the category wrong.


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> From: Emanuel-Temp_Lowi@READERSDIGEST.COM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Cross border duties/taxes
> Date: Monday, May 18, 1998 5:54 PM
> Ah, shipping film is entirely different. YOU MUST declare this as "Press
> Materials - Not for Resale - No Commercial Value."
> I have worked for National Geographic magazine and this is exactly how
> their photographers on assignment send their exposed film back to
> Washington D.C. from anywhere else, usually FedEx or DHL.