I am new to international travel and have several ?'s about customs & duties:
1) Do I need to claim items such as cameras & camcorders when I leave USA or do I need to bring a receipt to claim ownership/purchase from USA to avoid problems when I come back from Paris?
2) How do I "claim" any items I might bring back from Paris (e.g., wine, cheese, souvenirs, etc.)?
3) How do duty-free shops work in Paris? How do I avoid or get reimbursed for duties/taxes?
I've got ~1 week to prepare & would appreciate any advice.