Originally Posted by espen
Question for all the Canadian Alden wearers....
I'm in Toronto and didn't have any luck finding a pair of Indy's so I resorted to ordering them from the States (Need Supply to be correct). Found out today that I'm going to get dinged for $74 in duty when they are delivered today. I'm no expert but since Alden boots are manufactured in the States doesn't that apply under NAFTA as a "duty-free" item? I can understand if you're a border guard and it isn't noted that the shoes are made in the States thus charging duty on the value, just wondering about everyone's experience and if I should email Need Supply.
As noted, sounds like UPS is screwing another Canadian. I've learned to do my own brokering when dealing with UPS. This comprises of several things: letting UPS know so they can prepare paperwork for you, then you go get that paperwork, take it to Customs, along with some proof of how much you paid (receipts, emails, etc), pay taxes and stuff to them, take the stamped paperwork back to UPS and collect your parcel. In Winnipeg, this is a half-hour task from my home back to my home. In Toronto, I haven't got a clue, though I'm certain it would take longer.