Way to avoid outrageous UPS/FedEX brokerage fees !
After googling for a while I found this precious post http://trueler.com/2010/09/13/ups-broke ... -avoid-it/ I am glad that I've found it.
Before calling UPS I called Canada Border Services Agency to make sure that I have the most updated information. The officer confirmed - with UPS/FedEX or any other courier company (except Canada Post) you are allowed to self-clear your purchase with the customs.
So, I called UPS and told them that I was going to self-clear my package myself. The agent told me that she would enter that information into their system and someone should call me within a day or two. I am supposed to go to their office to pick up some papers, then with those papers I would have to go to the local customs office, pay GST/PST, customs would issue an official receipt and then with this receipt I go to UPS warehouse to pick up my parcel.
I am not sure how the things would go not until I get the package in my hands.
Please, share this information with you friends, colleagues and fellows in order to stop this f...g thing with the brokerage fees of UPS/Fedex etc.