Duties and Taxes

I am a NRI (Non Resident Importer) do I have to register for the GST/HST in Canada?

If you are GST/HST taxable sales are over $30,000 annually OR if you are deemed to be carrying on business in Canada you must register for the GST/HST. For definitions of Carrying on business follow this link: ...

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I have a sample shipment without a value. I did not pay for this item. How do I determine the value?

Your sample does require a value. All products crossing the border are required one. A realistic value is needed simply by asking the vendor what it's worth. You will be paying the GST / duty based on that valu...

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How come I am paying higher duty on my products from China?

China no longer qualifies for a lower duty rate (GPT).

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I don't know the country of origin of the product I bought and the vendor doesn't know. What do I do?

In a situation like this we can claim the items as USA made but you will be entitled to pay duty on the item based on the tariff. If something changes down the road where you do find out the proper country of o...

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How much in value may an individual import goods on a duty-free basis after absence from Canada for at least 48 hours?

Up to $ 800.00 and goods must accompany the individual.

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If I bring in goods temporarily into Canada, do I need to pay taxes?

Not all goods qualify as duty/tax exempt. Contact A & A to learn if your goods qualify for temporary import duty/tax exempt status.

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What are the benefits of taking your goods In Bond?

- To avoid the payment of Customs Duties and Fees - Allows the movement of cargo cleared at another designated Customs Port - Can be initiated by Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Trucking Companies, railroa...

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What is EOPS?

The Exporters of Processing Services Program enables qualified companies to import goods belonging to non-residents without paying the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST), provided that these ...

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Is GST applied to medical and assistive devices?

Not necessarily, Canada Revenue Agency's publication 4.2 Medical and Assistive Devices covers a variety of goods that are tax free when imported into Canada. Check with A&A"s consulting department.

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I am sending goods to the USA to be repaired and returned to Canada, what value do I declare to Canada Customs, the value of the repair or the value of the goods?

Both, however when Canadian goods are exported for repair, alteration, additions or further processing the Customs regulations generally require that they be subject to duties and tax on the full value of the g...

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