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What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA?**

I can't predict what, if anything, you will be charged. I can report some practical experience. I have got very, very good results, and no bills, from US customs by being absolutely straight and ...
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How can I shop for someone living in Germany, from a German website, whilst paying from USA?

Short answer: You can log onto amazon.de with your amazon.com account. There you can switch your language to English.
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What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA?**

The shipping company has that disclaimer because they cannot predict the custom fees and do not want to be on the hook for missing something. Everything you have is in quantities that you should not ...
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Moving my bicycle to another country

Final verdict: Sell the bike beforehand, even at a loss, rather than taking it with you. Too much hassle regardless of the cost. Like @DanubianSailor says, only for a super-expensive bike is worth ...
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Do I need to pay custom charges for moving my personal stuff from Europe to Japan?

You should not have to pay customs charges for your personal effects that you are sending to Japan. While MBE should provide you with the regulations and documents, this fact sheet from Atlas ...
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What coastal ports in Norway ship to Toronto, Canada? Disregard Oslo

Ports don't ship anything to anywhere. Even if you find a ship that sails from one of these ports and happens to reach Canada, it is unlikely that it would reach Toronto. There are ways to get to the ...
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Recent crackdown on 430 EUR personal limit for goods into the EU

Turned out to be a non-event. Customs guy swabbed the car steering wheel (drugs? explosives?), then looked in the car, chock full of stuff, and asked who it belonged to. I said me. He then asked if I ...
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What is the correct country name to send mail to the Island of Saba?

The USPS advises you to address such mail to the "country" of "Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba". So you should probably address your mail as something like: Mx. X. [local street ...
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Moving from North America to Europe with Desktop Computer

When I moved from Germany the the United States, I just sold my monitor and bought a new one. It wasn't worth the cost to transport it. I removed all the internal parts from the computer case (I knew ...
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Shipping, freight forwarding, or international moving company?

With only 120 kg of stuff, you can fly with it all if you choose an airline with a generous baggage allowance. For example, British Airways allows 2 23 kg checked bags, a 23 kg cabin bag, and a 23 kg ...
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Customs requirements for shipping personal belongings from US to Canada via USPS

I think you need to fill out those forms. You need a list of all the items you are bringing to Canada to apply for the tax and duty exemption a returning resident is entitled to, and a copy of those ...
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Household goods shipping back to USA

It is fine to ship your personal dried spice rack to the USA. Just go through them and remove anything that contains any kind of meat product: so gelatine leaves, or bouillon cubes. And then discard ...
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Are ISAL M-bags (for shipping books abroad from USA) available for individuals?

In my response below, seems I was wrong. USPS M-bags are for everyone (and available at a local USPS office). ISAL M-bags are for commercial use: http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_039.htm 293 ...
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How to recieve packages from overseas to AU

Generally, absent a special agreement with the shipping company or unusual circumstances, only postal organisations can deliver to post office boxes (and their associated parcel lockers). This is the ...
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Cheap way to move stuff from USA to Western Europe

I will be using USPS Priority Mail International. This is the most affordable option I was able to find.
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Shipping Personal Items from Canada to the US

NewStudent: I have done shipping in the past from Canada as a student to USA and I was coming as a student. And you do not have to pay any duty of import on your are coming as a student and you are ...
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French Post: What is the difference between "post export" and "lettre prioritaire"

After a search on the french Poste site, you can see on this page (in french) that Postexport documents is an offer for a pre-stamped pack/enveloppe. The price therefore includes this package but the ...
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How should I move my personal belongings from Amsterdam to California?

I haven't moved from EU to USA, but I did the reverse, several years ago. First, you can get the best overview of the options by simply googling "international move", optionally with the start and ...
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Shipping personal effects from USA to Italy

From my limited personal experience I suggest pack them into the extra hold baggage of your flight to Italy. Otherwise, the least I've paid was 200 pounds sterling for half a pallet from UK to Italy, ...
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How do you pack a flat-panel display without a custom-fitting box?

Option 1: Get the movers to pack it. That way they are responsible for any damage. Option 2: Lots of bubble wrap, and ideally inside something like a cupboard or linen-chest which will protect it ...
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Moving personal belongings to Italy

You are relocating your personal belongings. The belongings are yours now and will still be yours after shipping. Therefore, you should use a relocation form. Someone I know used a regular shipping ...
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How can I shop for someone living in Germany, from a German website, whilst paying from USA?

In cases where the product is also available in Germany, ordering on the us Amazon site, with delivery in Germany, it will be sent from the nearest depository in Europe. They will also probably apply ...
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Shipping personal effects from US to India

Unfortunately, the US Postal Service doesn’t offer sea mail shipping anymore. You could try UPS or FedEx but their air rates are rather exorbitant for large international packages and they don’t ...
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Is there a fare aggregator for shipping like there is for personal travel?

Well, the freight industry is full of aggregators. The thing is, with surface transport a vendor will typically stick to a certain number of routes or a certain region. With a quick Google search of ...
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Mid-to-long-term storage options in Israel

An example provider of such a service: A company named Avia offers mid/long-term storage services in compartments/storage rooms of different sizes. They currently have branches in Haifa, Netanya, ...
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Bringing personal electronics to the US

Definitely carry on everything you mentioned except for the monitors. There should be no tax on any of these personal belongings. Here's the customs form -- There are no questions about the value of ...
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What are reliable ways to send mail from the EU to Russia?

It is known that the Russian Post Service (Почта России) is notoriously unreliable and slow Actually, that's no longer true. In November 2016 I've sent two heavy packages using the cheapest regular ...
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Moving my bicycle to another country

While cycle touring it's common practice to pack your bike up in to a bike box and check it in as luggage on your flight. Most airlines don't charge anything extra for this service, but do check with ...
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