BROKERAGE/CLEARANCE FEES - HOW TO CALCULATE CHARGES FOR UPS - CANADA & MEXICO

BROKERAGE/CLEARANCE FEES - HOW TO CALCULATE CHARGES FOR UPS - CANADA & MEXICO

flashequipment
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We have been trying to get an answer from UPS as to how the brokerage fees are calculated - no one at UPS seems to know.   We recently shipped to Canada from USA and were charged Entry Prep Fee, Entry Packet Fee and Disbursement Fee.   Is there a formula for these % of Shipment Value - Flat Fee from others?  We want to be able to add this to cost paid by customer on our website.  

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MattH1
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I'm looking for this too. I recent shipment to Canada charged 60% of the value in duties via UPS. There was no warning of this ahead of time. Shipping was already like $26

ZachfromEdge
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Same exact experience. I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong bc I find it hard to believe that other companies are paying $40 in shipping, tax, and duties to ship a $60 package to Canada.

 

 Did you ever figure this out?

 

As a bandaid I added 20% handling to our international shipping price until I figure this out.