What is a Goods Examination Fee? | Baggage FAQS

At some shipping destinations, there will be a charge before the goods are cleared through customs. This covers the cost of the examination of goods along with the processing of the documents, both of which are essential to helping you gain quarantine clearance.

Seven Seas Worldwide pays the ‘Goods Examination Fee’ for every shipment (where valid) and then charges it back to you in the local currency of your destination. We know how the ‘Goods Examination Fee’ works because we are always with your boxes and know how things work at every stage; other shipping companies employ agents to handle the goods and these agents charge different prices all the time. Sometimes they won’t charge you in the local currency – a clear indicator that even they don’t know the charge until it arrives at the destination.