Everything is pretty easy i say. USPS will ship to Canada's border. Then Canada Post will take over from here and deliver it to your house. U will have to pay %15 of the value of the guitar and $10 handling fees. have a good daymmapag wrote:I may be doing this. Is there anything particularly difficult in shipping a guitar to Canada via USPS? Duties that a seller/ shipper pays? What should I know?
Since I was looking into this, talking to a guitar store, Savage in NY, I learned they'll ship via USPS, then Canada Post takes over. In the end, the buyer in Canada will have to pay HST, or 13% and perhaps some handling fee. No Duty was mentioned, but that may depend on the origin of the guitar, where it is made.Neil Patrick wrote: ↑Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:50 pmEverything is pretty easy i say. USPS will ship to Canada's border. Then Canada Post will take over from here and deliver it to your house. U will have to pay %15 of the value of the guitar and $10 handling fees. have a good daymmapag wrote:I may be doing this. Is there anything particularly difficult in shipping a guitar to Canada via USPS? Duties that a seller/ shipper pays? What should I know?
Just to clarify, Albertans must pay federal sales tax (GST), which is 5%.
I'm not sure when it is going to have the full implementation, but Canada signed a free trade agreement with the EU not too long ago, as well as free trade with the US (maybe not for long). This means that any guitar made in the EU or the US should be duty-free. As I said, I'm not sure about the full implementation date of the EU deal. It might still be in the phasing in portion. I know some parts of it were coming into force sooner than others. After it is implemented, guitars from Spain should come down in price in Canada by the 6% duty. However, guitars with an origin in China, or anywhere else, will still have the duty on them.
I would not recommend that! Fraud is generally frowned upon by those in the legal system, and so why take a chance of getting yourself into serious trouble?
You should go over the border to pick it up personally. Then it is a personal item and not subject to cites. You might still have to pay duty or taxes because you bought something outside of Canada, but the guitar is not being shipped for a commercial reason. This is an interpretation that I saw on the US website on CITES. I think it would likely hold true for those coming into Canada. In this interpretation, the commercial transaction happened in the US. After that time, it just became a personal artefact and subject to the exclusions (unless the guitar weights more than 10Kg).dta721 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:25 amIf I understand this post correctly, any kind of rosewood (Indian included) would now require CITES permit when crossing the border from US to Canada?
I got a hint from a potential US vendor that they would declare something other than Indian rosewood to facilitate the ... paper work?
If true, this inconvenience will be another deterrence for such cross-border transaction!