Anyone experienced with this kind of status before?
Jul 22, 2015 20:06:33:000 MOVED TO PRICE TRANSFER FACILITY FOR CUSTOMS EXAM HOLD FOR INSPECTION (CUSTOMS)
Jul 16, 2015 20:53:18:000 CONTAINER PLACED ON CUSTOMS HOLD HOLD FOR INSPECTION (CUSTOMS)
Was that through Pobox or Forex?
Last got HOLD FOR INSPECTION (CUSTOMS) in Jul 2012 and then Jun 2014, both when sending through Pobox. The facility (Price Transfer) was not named in the status then. Never got HOLD FOR INSPECTION when sending through Forex, 2004 to now.
IIRC, at height of pilferage issue (around early 2012, see page 208 <click here for link>
), there was a posting by a Pobox staff member claiming:
-- that pilferage was being experienced by several forwarders;
-- that the third party inspection company (Price Transfer) hired by US customs was suspected; and
-- that the forwarders were considering a class action lawsuit.
Anyone have the link or page number of the post by Pobox talking about Price Transfer ... something about Price Transfer employees seen carrying backpacks into/out of facility, etc.
OTOH, there was suspicion that pilferage was on PH side using US Customs/Price Transfer inspections as cover.
In 2013, according to Pobox:
There has been a significant decrease of reported cases of pilferage the past 2 months. This is because the random inspection of the U.S. Customs has also decreased in frequency. The class suit that has been filed is still currently in progress.
What ever happened to the Price Transfer lawsuit? Anyone know?
Whether the pilferage was on US or PH side, doesn't sound good that US Customs/Price Transfer is doing inspections again.
Anyone got their box opened and resealed with the green US Customs and Border Protection tape, lately?
-- edited by cadr on Jul 25 2015, 10:27 PM