Duties and Taxes

If my commercial goods are valued at $50 Canadian, do I still need to pay duty/tax?

No, anything under $60 CAD does not require a formal entry (excluding Alcohol and Tobacco products).

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What is an anti-dumping duty?

When Canadian Manufacturers and Industries feel that certain imported products are hurting their business, they can make a formal protest to the Government. The Government then reviews the complaint and if they...

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I would like to import some rugs made in Israel from a US company. Will the Israel / Canada free trade agreement apply so my goods can come into Canada duty free?

No, in order to use the Israel/Canada free trade agreement the goods must be shipped to Canada direct from Israel or transhipped through another country as long as the goods have not been further processed and ...

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I am a US non resident importer who would like to donate some of my products to one of my clients in Canada to build a relationship. Do I have to pay duty?

Yes, you would pay the duty. Here is the information regarding donations going to a charity which include, donations of clothing and books for charitable purposes; Donations of any goods by non-residents of Can...

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Who do I contact if I am a non resident importer to find out how I go about registering for GST with CRA?

Phone the public CRA # at 1-800-959-5525 to be directed to the appropriate location as it will depend on your location.

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Can I get my money back if my product arrives and it's not the right one?

If you are GST registered then you can claim back on your input tax credit - if there is duty we can process a claim to have the duty refunded.

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What is the Canadian Goods Abroad Program?

When Canadian goods are exported for repair, alteration, additions or further processing, the Customs Act generally requires that they be subject to duties and taxes on the full value of the goods at the time o...

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What items can I import duty- and tax-free?

Settlers and Former Residents can include the following personal and household effects in their duty and tax free entitlement: Clothing and linen, Furniture, Furnishings

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What does PTO mean?

Definition: Power Take Off used to determine if GST is exempt on Farm Tractors. If the Power Take off is over 60 then the GST is exempt; but if the PTO is under 60 GST is payable.

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What is duty?

Duty is a tariff payable on goods imported to Canada.

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