I got a shock yesterday when my shipment arrived from Singapore & DHL courier asked me to pay Rs 538 for customs duty, handling fee and taxes, almost 272% of the original price of US$4.3 when converted to local currency.
I refused to pay & called the courier call center that this is for educational purpose & not for profit, they asked me to provide a proof that its shipped duty free, i said i will check. Next day courier arrived & delivered it without any money.
When I opened the invoice from TI Singapore, it was mentioned as "DDP Delivered Duty Paid", means no duty is required.
Unnecessarily got harassed by local Customs & Courier, but finally went through.