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Topic # 115175 16-Mar-2013 16:50
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Can anyone tell me what happens to a parcel that is sent from overseas and has the wrong information on the custom declaration. I just bought a Tablet from Hong Kong and although im impressed with the 3 day delivery , on reading the label it tells me that i have just received a USB drive worth $25.00 and its a gift , not a $200 tablet that i bought. Would i forfeit the Tablet and be out of pocket or what happens.

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  Reply # 782718 16-Mar-2013 17:07
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You'd just get a whacking GST bill I suspect.

You can't really be held liable for what a 3rd party writes on a label unless Customs could prove you asked the 3rd party to deliberately understate the value.

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  Reply # 782720 16-Mar-2013 17:10
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There generally wouldnt be gst on a 200 item anyway.

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  Reply # 782722 16-Mar-2013 17:20
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dickytim: There generally wouldnt be gst on a 200 item anyway.

True - although you need to watch out for some items like clothes and shoes which inexplicably have an additional 10% duty added!

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