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Old October 11th, 2010, 21:36   #1
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Is it legal to...

...import a airsoft gun from the US that is made of CLEAR plastic? Will it get seized in the mail if its of clear plastic by the CBSA?

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Old October 11th, 2010, 21:38   #2
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Old October 11th, 2010, 21:43   #3
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to a degree, though "legal" CBSA usually follow, looks like a gun, its a gun, and you cant have it. your best bet is to buy in country, from one of the many retailers
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Old October 11th, 2010, 21:45   #4
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ooops, I was responding to the second question in the OP. With clear guns, it's a hit or miss with CBSA. Like R.I.T.Z said, it's better to buy in country.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 21:55   #5
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ooops, I was responding to the second question in the OP. With clear guns, it's a hit or miss with CBSA. Like R.I.T.Z said, it's better to buy in country.
Mhm I see so it really depends on the agent looking at the package if its searched.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 22:05   #6
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no, your package will be searched. And if they don't like it because it looks like a gun, it will be seized. Just buy it in country.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 22:06   #7
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Paying duties will also make it more expensive out of country.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 04:11   #8
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You see that crapsoft at Canadian Tire? Someone at CT (most likely their legal dept.) probably went through a lot of trouble getting those shipments past CBSA going back and forth in legalese (probably with some threats of pulling out of the country and destroying jobs for the average joe and selling off the company to Americans.... That I just made up). And that's what they're PAID to do.

Although it's fairly legal to import a clear gun it still may get held and you may get to appeal. If it goes to appeal it's likely you will be able to get it but how long it take I don't know. It could be a few weeks it could be a few years depending on how high of a priority the case is.

It's still a crap shoot in the end since different agents interpret internal CBSA policies in different ways so it's legal but theres a chance of seizure and lets be honest is it really worth your time to do this just to save a few bucks?
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You see that crapsoft at Canadian Tire? Someone at CT (most likely their legal dept.) probably went through a lot of trouble getting those shipments past CBSA going back and forth in legalese (probably with some threats of pulling out of the country and destroying jobs for the average joe and selling off the company to Americans.... That I just made up). And that's what they're PAID to do.

Although it's fairly legal to import a clear gun it still may get held and you may get to appeal. If it goes to appeal it's likely you will be able to get it but how long it take I don't know. It could be a few weeks it could be a few years depending on how high of a priority the case is.

It's still a crap shoot in the end since different agents interpret internal CBSA policies in different ways so it's legal but theres a chance of seizure and lets be honest is it really worth your time to do this just to save a few bucks?
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Old October 12th, 2010, 17:08   #11
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...import a airsoft gun from the US that is made of CLEAR plastic? Will it get seized in the mail if its of clear plastic by the CBSA?

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Alright thanks to everyone who answered my question and didn't veer off to tal soley about the economic side of it. I know what to do now thanks
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