Importing British speakers into Canada - duties?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by ThucN, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. ThucN

    ThucN Agent

    Jan 17, 2001
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    Have any Canadian members of this forum bought British-made speakers online and shipped them into Canada? Are there import duties in addition to the GST/PST?

    FYI, I'm looking to buy ATC speakers.
  2. Bob Reimer

    Bob Reimer Agent

    Sep 17, 2000
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    I import Jordans and the duty is 6.5%

  3. Anthony_I

    Anthony_I Stunt Coordinator

    Sep 9, 2003
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    I bought an amp from California (Rythmik Audio) and had to pay $38 in taxes when it crossed the border.

    so you will probably end up paying some type of fee
  4. PeterTinios

    PeterTinios Auditioning

    Nov 5, 2003
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    I'm not sure if this help's you,

    If you do any travelling outside of Canada for 2 days or more you have a duty and Tax free Allotment starting at $200.00 up to $750.00 for 7 days away from Canada.

    Whan you come back and fill out your Canada Customs form you will see there is a line that says goods to follow, you check that off and when you clear customs they then give you a form to fill out the discription of goods that are going to follow and that's it.

    There is one thing though, if you use FedEx or UPS tell your shipper to put in the instruction section that you will clear the item when it arrives (otherwise you get charged a brocharige fee to clear it through customs. plus you can use your duty free exemption form).

    I have done this many times (I am an airline Pilot) and it is easy going through the customs process.



    Canada Customs

    Claiming unaccompanied goods
    When goods arrive that preceded or followed your arrival in Canada, you have 40 days to claim them by producing your copy of Form E24, Personal Exemption Customs Declaration. This is the form you had to complete when you returned from abroad.

    The carrier who delivers the goods will ask you to pay the duties that apply, along with a processing fee. You then have two options. You can:

    accept delivery by paying the amount owing and then file a claim with us for a refund; or
    refuse to accept delivery.

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