Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Air freight shipments - UK to Canada
From: John Hudson <>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 08:13:04 -0700
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Bernard Cousineau wrote:
> John,
> UPS will charge a $50 cdn brokerage fee, or at least they did as of last
> year. Fed-Ex is much more reasonable in their gouging, and in my
> experience much more prompt to deliver. Your best bet, as someone else
> has noted, is to use regular mail, as you may find that you are not
> charged taxes at all (it's sort of hit and miss). Most photo equipment
> is exempt of duties, but not of taxes.
> Bernard

The UPS tariff is detailed at

It looks quite specific and I can't find any reference to a blanket $50
levy. If you can please let me know.


> John Hudson wrote:
> >
> > Are there any particular recommendations or warnings about air freight
> > shipments from the UK to Canada? I am looking to use UPS or FEDEx for a
> > small quantity of photo equipment.

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