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View Poll Results: Did you pay duty when buying $20+ plane kits from Hong Kong or China?
Yes, every time. 2 12.50%
Yes, most of the time. 0 0%
Yes, but about half of the time. 1 6.25%
Yes, but rarely. 3 18.75%
NO, never. 10 62.50%
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:00 PM   #11
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Re: Paying Duties for Importing Plane Kits

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Jiver, you were not charged duty, only taxes. Do not confuse the two, they are different things. Also charged would be a handling fee ($5.00 to $8.00 if handled by Canada Post, more "brokerage fees" if handled by courier company such as UPS/FedEx.)

Items from countries other than the US may have duties payable in addition to taxes, although it is more often not the case these days. Moo has pointed you to the correct document to determine if there are any duties payable (although it's not the easiest document to decipher.)

I used that document to find out if there were any duties payable on some radio equipment I'm ordering from Germany. As best I can tell, there are none. However, I still expect to be paying GST and PST (or HST, if the delivery is after June 1.)

The bottom line is: Always expect to pay taxes on anything shipped into Canada. If you are not charged any taxes, take it as a bonus.

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