I think this is relevant enough to ask here. I recently purchased a pedal from an Italian retailer, cost 490 euro, importing to the US. Their shipping method is DHL (30 euro shipping fee). I received a message this morning requesting I pay duties on the pedal, which I had expected, however the charge was $158.29 USD. I can't seem to find a clear answer, but I was under the impression import duty on most pedals was only around 3%, and even with applicable handling fees, considering shipping was already paid for, it seems like I'm being taken for a ride. Does anyone have any experience to speak to the validity of the charge? I'm unsure of the package size, but the pedal is the size of a Strymon Timeline or Boss double treadle pedal, and it doesn't weigh more than a couple of lbs. Thanks in advance.