Please answer my some questions:
1- Part of my job involves dealing with American clients worked sub-contracted to my firm here in Pakistan, I use lot of standard american stationary like letter size paper, 3 ring binders, manila folders, hanging files and etc which is exclusive to North America USA/Canada and its not used anywhere else in the world, if i import this to pakistan whole year worth of supply since this american standard stationary is useless in pakistan and anywhere else in the world besides north america, how would i convince the pakistani custom that the bulk quatinty i am importing is not to resell it but to use it personally, is there anyway i can get a NOC on these items?
2- Cheapest way to get anything is from USA is using UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICES but the pakistani end is taken care by PAKISTAN POST, i want to to know if some parcel arriving from USA then how Reliable PAKISTAN POST is gonna be till i get my parcel in terms of half of the stuff not getting robbed by locals here?
3- could you briefly tell me what items are customs dutiable and which are not, imean the things electronics stuff we all use in our daily life and i am not asking to import in business quantity. like calculators, if my cousin is sending me a cell phone, like small gadgets etc?
4- lets suppose if i am getting anything from DHL or UPS so from USA till it get here it is handled by DHL and UPS i mean same company, since i am suppse to get the parcel at home lets suppose if it is assessed that the item is dutiable so how i am going to deal with that?
5- if i am ordering suits and other clothing directly from USA store and they ship it to me directly at my pakistani address, so is there any duty on fine clothing 'cause at least one decent suit would not cost less than 400 dollars. and this is not i am not talking in bulk but like buying 2 suits for myself and getting it in here?
6- is there any duty of food items, i like to drink coffee so lets suppose if my cousin send me 2 or 3 kilos of nice coffee beans is there any duty on these items
ok my questions are specific to customs in pakistan, any thing you want to add would be really nice, as far as the shipping cost is concerned one could find that out easily on the website of the freight company, so i am mainly interested in learning about in dealing with pakistani custom officials, and related officials
i want to get stuff year round for personal use and not for business use.