“Customs officers have an irreducible obligation to enforce the Customs Tariff Law fairly and consistently”
I would like to ask Ms. Bennett to show me where in the Customs Tariff Law it states that duty is payable on freight, shipping, postage etc.
I recently ordered an item which had a value of $40, but due to the weight, I was charged duty of $45.00. I have searched through the Customs Tariff Law for the section that deals with duty payable on a notional item, to no avail. I have also asked the Customs Department to point me in the right direction, but the only response from them was “this is the way we have always done it.”
So the suggestion from Ms Samantha Bennett that the Law is being enforced fairly and consistently is laughable.