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Can you ship using a lower price to help me avoid customs and tax fees?

No. There are two rea­sons:

  1. Cus­toms agents have access to the Inter­net. If they choose to lookup our price online, and see that our actu­al price is high­er than the “shipped item” val­ue, we get caught fraud­u­lent­ly rep­re­sent­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion for our prod­uct prices — they may pro­hib­it us from serv­ing prod­ucts to oth­er peo­ple in your coun­try.
  2. Inter­na­tion­al ship­ping is very tedious. It takes approx­i­mate­ly 1/2 hour to com­plete export doc­u­men­ta­tion for any inter­na­tion­al ship­ment, the nor­mal way. We sim­ply can­not afford to add cost to pro­duce “false­ly depre­ci­at­ed” doc­u­men­ta­tion to sup­port inter­na­tion­al ship­ments. Cus­toms poli­cies are cre­at­ed by your gov­ern­ment.

The main prin­ci­ple is with your gov­ern­men­t’s imposed tax­es and duties that apply to all import­ed goods. This is an explic­it polit­i­cal issue relat­ing to the way your gov­ern­ment gov­erns and tax­es import­ed goods. If you object to these fees, then the polit­i­cal­ly cor­rect and only effec­tive action is to work with your gov­ern­ment lead­ers to reduce tax­es and import fees that apply to all import­ed prod­ucts.

Updated on February 14, 2018

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