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Q: online shopping ( Answered,   6 Comments )
Subject: online shopping
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: hishmat-ga
List Price: $3.50
Posted: 13 Sep 2006 10:51 PDT
Expires: 13 Oct 2006 10:51 PDT
Question ID: 764919
if i had an american mailbox,and i ordered an item from the internet
which is not american and is not from  an american website and this
item was shipped from this country which is not u.s.a to the u.s
mailbox in the u.s.a ,will the u.s.a benefit in any way?-note:i ask
this question because i boycutt u.s.a.
notes:i live in jordan and i boycutt israel,u.s.a, and u.k.
Subject: Re: online shopping
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 16 Sep 2006 02:16 PDT
Dear Hishmat, 

Any item entering the United States from another country could be
subjected to customs and levies. You should check with the United
States Customs Service if they'd charge customs in this case:

United States Customs Service

In addition, the company owning the postal boxes, and the courier
company should pay taxes for any profits they make - this will go to
the United States government. If - and I suppose this is the case -
the product would be delivered from the "third" country to the postal
box in the United States using the United States Postal Service,
they'd be paid too.

I hope this answers your question. In any case, if you're serious
about your boycot of Israel, the UK and the USA, I suggest you'd do
the following:

(1) It might be better not to use the Internet, because many sites are
somehow linked to other sites, which are American, or site on American
servers (Freedom of Speech, you know); Moreover, you might be
communicating with Americans without knowing it. Google Answers, by
the way, as Pinkfreud mentioned is an American site.

(2) But stopping using the Internet is easy, since you'd better stop
using computers altogether. Microsoft is also an American company, and
so is Intel. To make things worse, these global corporations also have
research centres in Israel and in the UK. In general, in the world of
multinational corporation, any corporation might have offices or
factories all over the world, one component comes from this corner of
the globe, the other from that.

(3) So, you've stopped using the Internet and your computer. You are
not able to read my instructions further, which is a pitty, because my
next instructions are to get rid of any food item you might have at
home and to stop drinking water. At least not anything made in Jordan.
Part of US aid to Jordan goes to irrigation systems and improving
Jordanian agriculture. Moreover, there is a cooperation agreement in
agricultural issues between Israel and Jordan. 

(4) I also suggest you'd stop using Jordan's healthcare and
educational systems - both have also received US aid: " Measured on a
per capita basis, the U.S. assistance program in Jordan is among the
largest such programs in the world. " (SOURCE: Jordanian Embassy in
Washington, "The U.S. - Jordan Bilateral Relations"
<>). In fact,
it is on the fourth place, after Israel, Egypt and Ukraine (all have
larger population than Jordan's).
Subject: Re: online shopping
From: pinkfreud-ga on 13 Sep 2006 10:55 PDT
If you are boycotting the U.S.A., why are you posting a paid question
on Google Answers, which is owned and operated by a corporation based
in the United States?
Subject: Re: online shopping
From: barneca-ga on 13 Sep 2006 15:12 PDT
i would answer your question, but i am boycutting jordan.

Subject: Re: online shopping
From: myoarin-ga on 13 Sep 2006 16:05 PDT
If you live in Jordan and have a mailbox in the United States, what
happens to the items delivered to it?

The postal service will get something, but the USA will gain only very
indirectly via taxes.  If there is custom duty for importing the
goods, that also goes to the government.
Subject: Re: online shopping
From: hishmat-ga on 16 Sep 2006 01:24 PDT
answer to myoarin-ga:
after the items is delivered to the u.s mailbox,it will be shipped to
jordan by a jordanian courier company
Subject: Re: online shopping
From: myoarin-ga on 16 Sep 2006 02:46 PDT
But the Jordanian courier company employs people in the States.

By the way, Politicalguru-ga is not a US citizen nor lives in the States, 
so please understand that the answer is objective information and not from
someone with personal reasons for pointing out the difficulties of trying 
to boycott USA.
Subject: Re: online shopping
From: hishmat-ga on 16 Sep 2006 11:16 PDT
i know that comletely boycotting u.s.a is impossible but i try as much as i can.

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