ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-29-2014, 06:11 PM   #16
krl
semi noob
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: Calgary
Oddometer: 39
I am from Calgary and ordered a pair of boots from this company about 3 weeks ago. They are suppose to be here within the next two days. I am expecting a phone call from Customs Canada telling me that I will need to pay the 17% duty on "sporting goods" and the 5% GST. Will let you all know the outcome when they arrive. No duty or GST would just be an added bonus to the excellent price I paid for the Sidi Adventures that I ordered.
krl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2014, 05:45 PM   #17
krl
semi noob
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: Calgary
Oddometer: 39
Boots arrived + duties and taxes bill

The Canada postman showed up on my doorstep this afternoon with my boots in hand. In his other hand he presented me with an import duty bill in the total amount of $63.47. The bill was broken down with an 18% duty tax on SHOES but they only placed a value of $223.97 on the "shoes" which worked out to $40.31 plus they added a 5% Goods and Services Tax on the total of those two values which came to $13.21 and then they added $9.95 for Handling Fees. So in this case, in CANADA, you will have to pay duty but the value they calculate the charge on will be substantially less than what was actually paid for the boots. I have no idea how Customs came up with the value of $223.97 but I am not complaining. Still paid a couple of hundred less than what I would have had to pay locally, even after paying these taxes.
One other note, they said it would take 11 days to deliver them from Germany when I bought them. It actually took 22 days to deliver. Hope this helps a few other Canucks out there that are thinking of buying internationally.
krl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 05:33 AM   #18
gqelements OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gqelements's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Oddometer: 120
Received my boots in a 10 days, but got slapped with $130 in duties (Ontario, Canada)


Sent from Windows Phone, using Tapatalk.
gqelements is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 06:31 AM   #19
FlowBee
Just me.
 
FlowBee's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Stasis.
Oddometer: 5,754
USA

It's been a few years, but all the gear I've ordered from them took about a week to arrive. No duties or other taxes were charged, as the US classifies these items as "Safety Equipment" under Schedule B, and not "Clothing". The US does not charge tariffs on safety equipment.

ed:sp
__________________
"And then this one time at banned camp ....."

FlowBee screwed with this post 02-11-2014 at 06:50 AM
FlowBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 07:18 AM   #20
krl
semi noob
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: Calgary
Oddometer: 39
That hurts a bit

Quote:
Originally Posted by gqelements View Post
Received my boots in a 10 days, but got slapped with $130 in duties (Ontario, Canada)


Sent from Windows Phone, using Tapatalk.
What value did they place on the boots??
krl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 08:39 PM   #21
gqelements OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gqelements's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Oddometer: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by krl View Post
What value did they place on the boots??
Tossed the paperwork, but if i recall around $350
gqelements is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 05:08 PM   #22
SgtDuster
Beastly Adventurer
 
SgtDuster's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Oddometer: 2,992
Quote:
Originally Posted by gqelements View Post
Tossed the paperwork, but if i recall around $350
Damn, it's almot 40% of duties. I imagine that it includes the taxes but it's still weird.
__________________
2010 Buell Ulysses
1984 Suzuki GR650 "Tempter"

SgtDuster screwed with this post 02-16-2014 at 09:20 AM
SgtDuster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #23
junkw
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Oddometer: 27
got a pair shipped to canada (Quebec). no duties so far
Hope I do not receive the bill later
junkw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014