Ok, if I had read this first I would have understood the last a litle better .
I have checked with Fedex: the cost is USDxxx for your personal effects, and the VAT is USDxxx. These are more than Chris's costs. We have decided to use Gen's passport and her UK flat address for clearance, in order to save the cost of USDxx. We plan to ship the goods on April 18 and expect them to arrive at your home on May 05. Will keep you posted.
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