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Old March 28th, 2013, 14:21   #977
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Location: Victoria, BC
Originally Posted by canabubba View Post
We've been doing group orders from China twice a year for the last three years......usually in the $2,000 range. China ships through their EMS postal service, which comes here via Canada Post.

I've NEVER had to pay duty before, but this time, they nailed us for an extra $120 on the first box shipped.........just waiting on the second box now to see if it makes it through, or if we get screwed again.

Originally Posted by Canada Border Services Agency
Under the provisions of the Postal Imports Remission Order, if someone mails you an item worth CAN$20 or less, you donít have to pay duty or taxes on the item. If the item is worth more than CAN$20, you must pay the applicable duty, the GST or HST, and any PST on the itemís full value.
1) It's the CBSA assessing, not Canada Post and
2) Shouldn't you be praising them for the free ride you've gotten for the last three years?

The small orders I make from overseas pass under the radar too, usually based on a lowballed assessed value.

An order I made from the US (~$350) was fully assessed and taxes/duties paid.
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