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Low Import Duty Trigger Puts U.S. at a Disadvantage

Dec 16, 2013

I recently ordered a suit from Marks & Spencer in London.  The item was delivered promptly, as advertised, and, at just over $200, provided good value for what I paid.  But what I did not expect was the duty and customs bill that followed just a week later for $35.  While modest in absolute terms, this customs bill added more than 15% to the cost of what I purchased.