Canadian Border Tire Duties?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Too Tall, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Too Tall

    Too Tall Been here awhile

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    I plan to carry a spare, new motorcycle tire with me when I cross the border from the US into Canada this summer. I'll change the current rear tire somewhere in Canada when it is used up. Should be good for the rest of the trip tire-wise then.

    Question, will Canada have any fees or duty on the new/spare tire when I cross the border?
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  2. gunnerbuck

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    If your a US citizen and the tire is for your own use, then no, there should be no border fees at all... Even a Canadian citizen is allowed a certain dollar amount exemption before any fees are charges... Motorcycle parts are duty free for Canadians except they may get charged HST on them depending on value...
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  3. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    Nothing to worry about in the least.
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  4. Too Tall

    Too Tall Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the quick replies. Looking forward to the trip thru Canada.
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  5. Mtl_Biker

    Mtl_Biker Been here awhile

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    Not so. Whether duty is charged or not isn't a question of are they motorcycle parts or not, but rather of their country of origin. If the product you are buying (any product, for any purpose) is MADE IN THE USA then there is NO DUTY, thanks to the NAFTA agreement. But if the product is made somewhere else, like Asia or Europe, then duty IS charged.

    But as to the OP's question, I think it is extremely unlikely that he'll have any trouble at all (or any fees) in bringing his spare tire along with him into Canada.

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  6. gunnerbuck

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    In theory the parts made in US are duty free... In reality, I have never heard of anybody being charged duty on MC parts made in Euro/Asia, only sales tax... I think the duty free designation covers parts that are manufactured for the US market ...
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  7. Jick Magger

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    Tell him you are on your way to Alaska, in the "highly unlikely" event he was to give you a hard time over carrying a spare tire. No one ever questions a car driver who carries a spare. Just say Eh!
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  8. sorebutt

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    The tire is free, but they will charge you for the air.:lol3
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