Whenever a shipment crosses an international border or ships to and from U.S. Territories, it is subject to assessment for clearance (such as duties, taxes and brokerage fees). Clearance fees vary based on where you are shiping to and from, based on your shipment contents and based on the purpose of your shipment. We prepay these fees to facilitate the customs clearance process. For some international shipments, recipients may be able to apply directly directly to customs to request a possible rebate of clearance fees that would be paid directly to the recipient. BikeFlights.com can not refund clearance fees.
Please note that if you are shipping items that have been owned for less than six months, your shipment may be considered a ""commercial"" shipment, and clearance fees will be based on the value of those items.