how much was declared if i may ask? and will they do that even if it is pre-owned but worth around 3k to 5k? what if it is bnew from US worth 7k? will it be 17%?I know I just got dinged with a $200 charge on my last watch (delivered early Dec)
Canada Post charges $5.00 for the actual brokerage fee.Watches are tariff 9101 and are almost all duty-rated at 5%. Various trade agreements apply, so for example, NAFTA-sourced would be 0% duty.
Your provincial tax (GST, GST/PST, HST) will be added to the duty-included value, as well as any handling or brokerage fee.
The actual taxes and duty will be the same independant of who you use as your shipper. Where you will get nicked is with the brokerage fees. UPS is one of the most common shippers and they have a brokerage chart on their website. If you ship UPS ground you will get absolutely screwed on fees, but if you ship any other UPS method the brokerage fee is rolled into the shipping cost. So it's really a question of "cheap ground shipping + expensive brokerage" vs. "more expensive shipping + $0 brokerage". Do the math and figure out which is cheapest. Or go with Canada Post, $5.hdms said:anybody who knows how much customs and duties and taxes for canada when we ship pre-owned or bnew watches?