WHOA! And I thought the US laws were lame. I'm afraid I would be hunting someone down for destroying my merchandise. The worst you will get in the US is getting banged by UPS for a "brokerage fee" on imports. They charge a flat rate of like $38 even if the tariff was only $2. International business can be a bear. If the seller knows they are responsible for the tariff they should have paid it but in the same sense that is not a US law so they don't have to abide by it and you have little to no recourse across international boarders. I used to do a lot of international work and always made them pay me in advance. They always wanted me to do the work first then be invoiced and my response was always the same.....EFF You! I do the work, you refuse to pay and there wouldn't be a damn thing I could do about it! I went round and round with the Russian Federation as they paid for 2 months at a whack but always forced things into overtime so the 2 months would be up early. Oh just stay and bill us....No, you transfer funds before the drop dead and or I'm on the flight that you had to pay for already and I'm outta here! Like clock work they never paid and I would fly back to the states for 2-3 weeks then they would pay up for another 2 months. Worst part is they were only screwing themselves as they would want me back right away and I don't do coach on international flights so the airfare alone was costing them about $6K each time, then the extra $200 for a rush on the VISA.....IDIOTS!