Yes you have to import the speakers thus pay fees.
I made my purchase through Arendal and they had the speakers in the mail the next day. They arrived in the US one day later, then UPS contacted me about import forms to fill. They hit you with the bill a few months later.
Personally, my Arendals are my End-Game speakers. Love the sound, love the look. They come with a 10-year full warranty too. Plus great service? And the build quality is outstanding. Someone mentioned the new JBL HDI series, but the comparable speakers in the line they cost more than Arendal 1723 the build quality of the JBL HDI is a couple of notches down (The rear speaker connections have a lot of plastic and are plain).
I used to be all about Klipsch until I heard the Arendals, and I only have 1723s Monitors. The latest Klipsch Ref Prem. sound a little thin afterward the comparison, lacking a little body. And the treble is still a hair bright in my opinion, despite what all the youtube reviews said about them not being fatiguing anymore (but that's me). Also, the latest Klipsch of course play loud and detailed with little power, but once you do the same with the Arendal 1723 speakers, you get the detail but it just sounds more natural, and amazingly it is not fatiguing. The louder you play a movie action scenes, the generally better it sounds...to a point of course.
Needless to say I highly recommend saving for the Arendals.