If the Incoterm CIF is agreed at the time of purchase, it frequently happens that – before the goods are delivered – the forwarder asks the importer to pay further amounts that are surprising to the CIF importer. These include items such as the “China Import Service Fee”.
As a result, the CIF importer usually pays grudgingly in the end. In his article
China Import Service Fee, AW-Prax 2021, 267-268
Prof. Dr Burghardt Piltz explains which possibilities exist to escape these cost.
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