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Duty on USA parts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Peter Mc Mahon, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Peter Mc Mahon
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 199

    Peter Mc Mahon
    from Ontario

    Anyone know what, if any duty is charged on USA made auto parts? [coilovers specifically] Thinking about going over to Jegs for some shoppin'. Thanks in advance guys.
  2. as far as i know there is some kind of duty and or brokerage fee on anything coming into Canada from the USA. I've had it double the price of the parts sometimes. Usally easier to order it from Performance Improvements or local speed shop
  3. mr.smith
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 203


    i have my parts shipped to a US address, then bring em back myself when alot of em accumulate over at my friends place, then at the border i just declare like a t-shirt or somethin', they pass me through, it always works nd no duties.
  4. Here is an excerpt from the net , hope this helps!

    [SIZE=+1]How can I avoid duty when importing parts into Canada?[/SIZE]</TD>

    • Mail items marked as GIFTS worth less than $60 ($CAN) have no duty.
    • Mail items worth less than $20 ($CAN) have no duty.
    • Automotive parts made in the United States have no duty.

    • Note that factory DSM parts come from Japan, and are therefore subject to duty. This could hypothetically be avoided if the sending vendor were to accidentally forget to mention that the parts originated in Japan.
      Also note that the parts may be subject to GST even though they are duty-free.
      If you're fortunate enough to travel, Canadians are allowed to bring back goods into Canada duty-free, up to a certain limit. The current limits are:
      • out of country for 24 hours: $50 $CAD worth;
      • out of country for 48 hours: $200 $CAD worth;
      • out of country for 7 days or more: $750 $CAD worth;
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  5. Peter Mc Mahon
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 199

    Peter Mc Mahon
    from Ontario

    Auto parts made in usa have no duty? Sounds good to me. Thanks for the help so far guys. Peter
  6. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542


    Yup, It cost a lot to have them shipped into Canada, I'm on the Ontario border and have Canadian friends ship their stuff here, they come over and pick it up and I believe they only have to pay the GST (?) tax on it when they take it back. i have a box of truck parts sitting in the living room right now waiting for pickup. If ya need a place to have stuff shipped I'm Right across from Sarnia, Ont. P.M. me if i can help.
  7. Peter Mc Mahon
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 199

    Peter Mc Mahon
    from Ontario

    Thanks for the offer. I will keep it in mind.
  8. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,561

    ems customer service

    be care full we have had canadian customs call us checking on retail prices, usally better if there is a local dealer you know what the exact price is with no surprises
  9. RadioFlyer
    Joined: Jan 13, 2007
    Posts: 162


    Just as a heads up, if you do elect to have it shipped directly to you, any shipping method (in general) will have at least a $50 brokerage fee tacked on by the shipping company. Shipping companies will also levy any duties and taxes on your order.
    If it comes in via USPS (post office) you have a 50/50 chance of only paying 5 bucks, or 5 bucks + duties/taxes (5 bucks is the post office brokerage fee).

  10. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Because of the NAFTA agreement, there's no actual "duty"
    charged by Canada Customs on parts coming in from the
    U.S anymore - so long as the parts were actually made in
    the U.S. (or Mexico) and not made elsewhere and merely
    purchased in the U.S. But Canada Customs/Revenue
    Canada will still hit you for the G.S.T. (our wonderful "Gouge
    and Screw
    " federal sales tax!) at the border. Depending on
    which province you live in too, Canada Customs/Revenue
    Canada may also collect the provincial P.S.T sales tax at
    the border as well. Then there's "customs broker fees" which
    is really nothing more than an additional private tax levied
    by companiies for "facilitating" your parts clearing customs!
    In other places and times we'd call this erxtortion and piracy!
    On small, low-dollar items shipped by UPS, Purolator, Fed-Ex
    etc you're probably ok, but on high-dollar or large or bulky
    'truck shipment' items, you'll likely get hit with the 'customs
    broker' fees. Depending on the size and value of the shipment
    and the amount of paperwork required to clear the shipment,
    that can range anywhere from about fifty dollars or so, to
    several hundred dollars - plus the applicable G.S.T. and P.S.T
    on the broker fees too!


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