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Canada import duty

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. BootsCanada

    BootsCanada Member

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    OH and I did a little further checking for everyone. VAT currently is 20% of item in England. SO. $240£ + 20% = $288.00£ converted to CAD is $498.xx CAD and you still need to add shipping on charges on. SO at the end of the day, while buying direct from Cheaney, may seem expensive with the duties + hst + brokerage. It also is currently offering free shipping. Where getting your friend to ship it to you. Puts you out $30 - 40.00 + $498 = so you really only save about $20 bucks CAD for your head-aches since $498.xx+$40.00 = $538 vs $555.
     
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  2. yoshiwaan

    yoshiwaan Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to necropost but I thought it better to ask in a relevant thread than start a new one. I wanted to buy some shoes from Skoaktiebolaget (in Sweden) as it seemed initially like a slightly cheaper option than getting C&Js from Andy Trot and Enzo Bonafe makes an attractive shoe.

    So I just wanted to confirm that pretty much all the taxes you can think are applied in this instance. So a pair of $609CAD shoes should actually be

    Shoes = $609.00
    GST = $ 30.45
    PST (7%) = $ 42.63
    Duty (18%) = $109.62
    Broker Fee = ???
    Total = $791.7 + broker fees

    That's almost 30% more, surely that's not right? : /

    In Australia there is an import rule that says anything under $1000 is untaxed for imports if it's for personal use. What are the options here? Just AE/Alden/Go on holiday to Europe/Get shafted?
     
  3. LeviMay

    LeviMay Senior member

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    Not sure the percentage, but I just got hit $82 on a pair of Meermins. So yeah, probably.
     
  4. emidyl

    emidyl Senior member

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    at the worst it will be the taxes plus $10 for Canpost "handling" fee. I have never been hit with the duty rate. And as others have mentioned before when dealing with Skoak, canpost will get through 90% of the time as is. I received mine last month with no additional fees. It is a crap shoot with Canpost. UPS and Fedex you are guaranteed to be paying everything.

    wow, $82 for what a $300/pr or less pr of shoes? This was with Canpost? Do you have the paperwork showing you the details of breakdown WRT taxes, duty, handling?
     
  5. LeviMay

    LeviMay Senior member

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    I think a good chunk of it was FedEx, and GST (no PST in Alberta yet...).
     
  6. yoshiwaan

    yoshiwaan Well-Known Member

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    I've shot off an email to @Leaves to see what he says. If it's a case of finding out who a company ships with then that's a bit annoying (i.e. if it's Fedex then bad, via a regular postal service like Royal Mail then good) but perhaps a good cost saver.

    It certainly doesn't incentivise buying from the US if you're stuck with higher costs for anyone except USPS or you're buying AE/Alden (my last pair of AEs arrived with no extra charges FWIW).
     
  7. CanadaCal

    CanadaCal Senior member

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    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best...


    I just add 31% to my CAD landed cost (shoe price + exchange rate + shipping) on shoes for Europe for a calculation in my head. That's worst case. Its a rough estimate.

    Brokerage fee is insignificant if its post office. About $35-40 if courier which we all shudder against as they almost always catch tax and brokerage fee.



    Calculate your Alden pricing, its no better really... Just to run a quick scenario.

    AE Shoes = $385 USD = $481 CAD + HST

    Alden Shoes = $525 USD = $656 CAD + HST

    No duty on either being NAFTA. I used 25% as my cc dicks me 2.5%+rate.



    Enzo has to be the best value for the price. I'll get there one day. So many beautiful shoes, and a great MTO program. 15%? Thats 91$ on calf shoes. Cheaper than AE!
     
  8. emidyl

    emidyl Senior member

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    thought so figures probably about $50 in brokerage. Next time use Canpost if you can
     
  9. rohde88

    rohde88 Senior member

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    I'd try to find a proxy to ensure the shipping carrier. Thats the biggest variable in these calculations.
     
  10. yoshiwaan

    yoshiwaan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I think you're right. Only commit if you can afford it at the worst case and take it as a bonus if it comes through cheap. Shame really.

    I think you're right on the value of the Enzo's. I reckon they're only going to go up in price so it's worth getting in now before they're well known.
     

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