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    Another_​Darren

    http://www.spacegrinder.com/article8.html

    "FedEx was glad to assist in Lucky and Flo's first live test in a working situation. They were amazingly successful at identifying packages containing DVDs, which were opened and checked by HM Customs' representatives. While all were legitimate shipments on the day, our message to anyone thinking about shipping counterfeit DVDs through the FedEx network is simple: you're going to get caught."

    Kinda makes me thing twice about shipping anything through FedEX.

    Yes it does.

    I wonder what the actual laws/rules are about exactly what HM Customs is allowed to open?  I mean do they have a blanket "we can open any mail/package"?

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    blowdart

    Another_Darren wrote:
    http://www.spacegrinder.com/article8.html

    "FedEx was glad to assist in Lucky and Flo's first live test in a working situation. They were amazingly successful at identifying packages containing DVDs, which were opened and checked by HM Customs' representatives. While all were legitimate shipments on the day, our message to anyone thinking about shipping counterfeit DVDs through the FedEx network is simple: you're going to get caught."

    Kinda makes me thing twice about shipping anything through FedEX.

    Yes it does.

    I wonder what the actual laws/rules are about exactly what HM Customs is allowed to open?  I mean do they have a blanket "we can open any mail/package"?



    Yes they can, if it's coming into in country.


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    pacelvi

    Another_Darren wrote:
    http://www.spacegrinder.com/article8.html

    "FedEx was glad to assist in Lucky and Flo's first live test in a working situation. They were amazingly successful at identifying packages containing DVDs, which were opened and checked by HM Customs' representatives. While all were legitimate shipments on the day, our message to anyone thinking about shipping counterfeit DVDs through the FedEx network is simple: you're going to get caught."

    Kinda makes me thing twice about shipping anything through FedEX.

    Yes it does.

    I wonder what the actual laws/rules are about exactly what HM Customs is allowed to open?  I mean do they have a blanket "we can open any mail/package"?



    Are you seriously asking if Customs in the UK has the right to inspect packages? Of course they do.

    Trust is not part of this equation.  There are greater priorities that most companies in the shipping industry adhere, primarily ensuring that the supply chain does not get disrupted.  Every carrier cooperates with the various Customs agencies of the world.

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    blowdart

    Customs and excise have greater powers of search and seizure than the police; for example the civil police cannot investigate or seize within military jurisdictions (and vice versa). Customs can (one reason why 5 likes to pretend to be customs, heh)

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    Rossj

    pacelvi wrote:
    Another_Darren wrote:http://www.spacegrinder.com/article8.html

    "FedEx was glad to assist in Lucky and Flo's first live test in a working situation. They were amazingly successful at identifying packages containing DVDs, which were opened and checked by HM Customs' representatives. While all were legitimate shipments on the day, our message to anyone thinking about shipping counterfeit DVDs through the FedEx network is simple: you're going to get caught."

    Kinda makes me thing twice about shipping anything through FedEX.

    Yes it does.

    I wonder what the actual laws/rules are about exactly what HM Customs is allowed to open?  I mean do they have a blanket "we can open any mail/package"?



    Are you seriously asking if Customs in the UK has the right to inspect packages? Of course they do.


    Well of course they can, but whether they do or not, is not a given.  Some of the larger carriers could (and possible do) use transshipment to move goods without 'technically' entering the UK although the goods are physically here (before being sent on elsewhere, typically via another mechanism). Intermodal freight is legal but can easily be abused.

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    blowdart

    Rossj wrote:


    Well of course they can, but whether they do or not, is not a given.  Some of the larger carriers could (and possible do) use transshipment to move goods without 'technically' entering the UK although the goods are physically here (before being sent on elsewhere, typically via another mechanism). Intermodal freight is legal but can easily be abused.


    And there is also bonded warehouses, where goods are technically not in the country, for taxation purposes, and as soon as they move out they're liable

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    Manip

    If I created a DVD-like disk that melted when read in a standard DVD player, and they opened my packaged and viewed my DVD who would be responsible for damages?

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