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duty prices when crossing the boarder(3 posts)

duty prices when crossing the boarderjradford
Oct 3, 2002 11:20 AM
I live in Canada and would like to order a groupo from the US. Had anyone done this before and what would the cost of bringing it over the boarder be.
Depends...SS_MB-7
Oct 3, 2002 11:40 AM
Typically, US-made stuff comes across duty-free. You can expect to pay taxes (GST and PST) based on the CDN value. If you ship USPS, you'll be charged a $5 fee from Canada Post.

Word of warning, do not use UPS or Fed-Ex....you will be charged ridiculous brokerage fees on top of the taxes. Use USPS...it's cheaper, just as fast and reliable.

If you are lucky, you may not get dinged anything. It depends if your package gets inspected by Customs. Just yesterday, I received my package (4 stainless King cages) from Colorado without any additional fees.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
True, components (made in Italy) usually no duty from US....Spunout
Oct 3, 2002 1:22 PM
But, I ordered Italian made jersey from Britain and was charged 18% duty; it is a standard for men's clothing/textiles from the EEC to Canada. That is why those Castelli/Santini kits cost $200 in Canada!!

Shoes and pedals from EEC didn't cost me anything in duty though.