Originally Posted by NickInTO
I won a Panta jacket from Spoo on eBay. I got the tag today from Canada Post that I can pick the jacket up tomorrow. The jacket was made in the U.S., and imported from the U.S. It cost $150 USD / $200 CAD. The customs/duties are $76. That's insane, right? That's not correct, 38% - I should contest it, right?
It looks like you got hit with 18% customs/duties. What is the break down of the fees? Is it like below?
Price of jacket = $200.00
Customs/duties (18%) = $ 36.00
HST (13%) = $ 30.68
CP processing fee = $ 10.00
Total = $276.68
Did the package clearly state that the jacket was manufactured in the USA? If so then yeah you should definitely contest it. You should get back $36.00 in customs and duties as well as $4.68 back in HST as customs and duties are subject to the HST.