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What happened if I reject a parcel that has duty charges?

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Jr. Member
Apr 3, 2007
153 posts

What happened if I reject a parcel that has duty charges?

I bought an action figure from ebay, and the seller send it without marking the value of the item, and I was charged by the custom for almost the same price as what I paid for the item itself. I got the post notice at my front door and it's sitting in the post office right now.

So I am wondering, can I just not accept the parcel and let it be sent back to the seller, and then file a claim on Paypal? What would happen to the custom charge though? I am willing to make up to the seller for the shipping fee, but would the custom charge be applied to the seller? (I would assume not, but just want to make sure...)

Thanks for answering. :)
1 reply
Dec 14, 2011
50 posts
Halifax, NS
You have 2 options:

1. Refuse to pay the duty charges. The post office will just send the item back to the seller.

2. Pay for the item and then dispute the charges with CBSA. Read the CBSA Custom form that has your duty charges listed.

You must choose wisely :)