I ordered some books online...and in order to save shipping, I had it shipped to my sister in Canada. Kala ng sister ko urgent so she shipped it here via DHL. The books are worth mga $150.00, which was declared in the way bill. You'll never believe how much "taxes & duties" they charged me. COST 150.00 FREIGHT 54.50 INSURANCE & PACKING 10.50 DUTIABLE VALUE $ 215.00 x RATE OF EXCHANGE 46.112 DUTIABLE VALUE Php 9914.08 x RATE OF DUTY 0.05 CUSTOMS DUTY 496.00 TAXABLES DUTIABLE VALUE Php 9914.08 CUSTOMS DUTY 496.00 BROKERAGE FEE 700.00 CUSTOMS DOC. STAMPS 265.00 IMPORT PROC. FEE 250.00 LANDED COST Php 11625.08 x VAT RATE 12% VAT 1395.01 SUMMARY CUSTOMS DUTY 496 VAT 1395 IMPORT PROC. FEE 250 TOTAL CUSTOMS CHARGES 2141 DUTY HANDLING FEE 280.00 INFORMAL ENTRY FORM 298.60 TOTAL CHARGES 2719.60 Notice customs duty is only 496.00, pero look at Brokerage Fee, Doc Stamps, Import Proc. Fee...may VAT pa! Tapos meron pang Duty Handling Fee, Informal Entry Form for a grand total of P2,719.60. I've had things imported via UPS and I didn't recall having to pay this much tax for it. I really feel that these charges are either bogus or overpriced. Pero I really don't have a choice. Kaya sabi nila, learn from other people's mistake....please learn from mine. This will be my last business transaction with DHL.