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Self-Clearing the Package (Canada)

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Since F(x)tec and Expansys decided to use FedEx, going to try to avoid the scam FedEx/UPS/DHL are running for brokerage fees...


So far step 1 is successful, I was able to get the commerical invoice from Fedex. Called their billing department and got it after a brief hold with the agent. CBSA says the office have reduced hours (6-10), so hopefully I can get it cleared in time. Gonna have to keep an eye on the package when it hits Canada and ask them to hold the shipment.

EDIT: So I did a little more research. Turns out that there is no brokerage fee since it's sent by International Priority, HOWEVER FedEx does charge $10 and $10 on top of taxes and duties which is for a disbursement fee and a ROD fee, which is a fee they charge for fronting your money to the CBSA and billing you later, and a service charge for processing the said payment. So YMMV if it's worth it to try to get rid of that. You could technically avoid that fee by opening an account with Fedex and putting your card on file so they charge it directly for the fees.


Edited by ToniCipriani

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