10577Re: [PPLetterpress] Type Foundries - Directory update...
- Mar 5, 2009I think it's a stretch to say that importing printing type
is covered by the First Amendment. For many decades,
there was a 25% duty on imported type (although
there was no duty on matrices, as Congress wanted
to encourage a domestic type founding industry).
My experience in importing type has been that if the
package is small enough to be shipped via postal
service, it will arrive at your door without any duty
or fees. But if it is heavy enough to have to come by
UPS or other freight service, you'll get a letter saying
that it has arrived, that it is with a customs broker
(even if no duty is due). Then you'll have to work
with the broker who'll charge you a fee to become a
customer of theirs, then a fee to handle this transaction,
and perhaps shipping charges and handling fees as
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Fraterdeus
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Type Foundries - Directory update...
Not widely known is that US Customs and Congress are both forbidden
from interfering with the import of printing types by....
The First Amendment to the Constitution!
Here's to Freedom of the Press!
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