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Old 08-16-2013, 09:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Deluxe_bananas View Post
According to our experience in export operations we can predict all costs in the port of origin. So, I'm sure that companies that receive cargo in port of destination can calculate very precise the cost of the additional charges during the delivery process and to avoid some fees if they have a good customs broker
I've been doing this for over 20 years and it's never once been predictable.
We have Homeland Security, FDA, Dept of Agri and if that's not enough there's the Tax Dept. Any one or all four can do inspections and some are just random inspections, and they can do it at any time during the process. A driver can get in line in the morning and might not get to the front before they close, if that happens on a friday then there's 3 more days of fees until monday.

Being able to predict the things that are completely random takes a very special talent. .

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