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What is the Telex Electronic Cargo Release/EDI Fee?

Common Freight Costs & Charges

Who Charges the Telex Electronic Cargo Release/EDI Fee: Forwarder

Charge At: Destination

Telex Electronic Cargo Release/EDI Fee Description: This charge is applied to cover the cost of sending forms and messages to ports, CBP, and other government and quasi-government agencies, either by telex or electronic data interchange (EDI) mode.

Telex Electronic Cargo Release/EDI Fee Tips: This is a classic fee where forwarders are making their profit. And it is a somewhat dubious charge. In the internet era, why are companies still using telexes? And there is no variable cost in an EDI transfer. Therefore, question your forwarder if charged.

Check out our guide to all common freight charges, surcharges, and fees.

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