I recently bought a catering trailer for a client that had in the end beed very badly built by a Gold supplier. All shipping charges have been payed but I still received a bill In the UK that was requested by the Chinese shipping agent (Acording to the UK Agent). Here is the list of charges.
Terminal Handling £629
Delivery Order £ 40
Documentation £ 25
Port Security £ 25
Temp ROE Differential £425
China Import Service Charge £519.75
Customes Clerance £135
Now the two main charges that I am not happy with are the Temp ROE Differential and the China Import service charge. Never mind the very high rates for everything else. Has anyone heared of these two charges and should the UK agent really be involved in these charges as it is not a UK port side charge. I have been told that both charges are a back hander to the shipping agent. Any information would be appreciated. I dont want to mention the companies involved as yet.