Implications of refusing/not accepting a parcel from non-EU, due to exorbitant customs declaration fee from b-post
We have ordered a phone cover from an American company(Urban armor gear - UAG), on their EU website, which seems to ship it from HongKong. We received following notification from B-post:
"Your parcel has been sent from a country outside of the EU and is subject to customs tax. You will be asked to pay the tax of €38.11 in cash before bpost can hand over your parcel."
The cover itself it about 40€, It is ridiculous to pay another 40€ as customs.
I checked UAG website and I see they state that they do not have control over the imports or customs fees implemented by your country. They cannot be held responsible for compensation.
Additionally we are obligated by law to declare the correct value for shipments. Looking at EC.europa website, goods wroth upto 150€ should be tax-free. But I suppose this is the cost we need to pay b-post for customs clearance/declaration formalities. I see they made sure declaration is couple of euros cheaper than actual cost of the product.
What are the implications of refusing/not accepting a parcel from non-EU
If we refuse to accept the parcel, are we still obliged to pay the above said duty of 41€?
Thanks in advance