I picked up some books the other day at the post office and they charged me 50 Belize for duty!! I was always under the impression that books did not have duty on them?? So I asked and they told me that duty was charged on a weight basis!! Absolutely ridiculous! Anyone know anything about duty?
I believe you are charged duty on the cost of the postage and packing and not on the weight. I had things shipped from one state to another and then sent to Belize and the post office told me they could charge duty on that as well and not just on the shipping to Belize. You may have to check with people there. I also believe it is up to the post office to charge you or not charge you. Some times I got away with it.
My mother sent 1 book for my kids and we paid no duty. I use quick silver and Dianne picks up my mail. I came in with about 50 pounds of kids books that I gave to the library paid nothing but I put them in my suit case. Mary