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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:52 pm
 


I'm not sure where this topic belongs, but this section felt like the appropriate place.

I was wondering if someone could clarify for me the requirements of bringing products from the US over to Canada via crossing the border on foot.

I will be visiting the states for 2 weeks, and I will be purchasing 4 servers. Valued at $150 each. For a combined total of $600. From what I'm aware, if I stay across the border for >7 days, I am allowed $750 of duty free products to bring back to Canada.

My question is: Do duty free products include servers/computer hardware? And also, will I still have to pay GST/PST depending on my province?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:07 pm
 


Made in USA is covered by NAFTA and all you'll pay is PST/GST. It isn't dependant on length of stay.


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I see, thank you very much.


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You know what was really messed up? When I used to go to MA, a lot of the products in the stores were made in Canada :lol:
Well that and you could get a 60 pounder of vodka for $12.99 8)


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You know what was really messed up? When I used to go to MA, a lot of the products in the stores were made in Canada :lol:
Well that and you could get a 60 pounder of vodka for $12.99 8)

God Bless America!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:31 am
 


In high school through my time in the military until my first year of university that much booze would have been a great weekend for me and a couple friends(supplemented with beer)....now, that bottle would last at least two years. :? I still have over half a 26 ouncer of Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum from Christmas...last used in a marinade.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:15 am
 


And once the kids grow up and move out, they're not around to steal it either!
Pulled some Baileys out of the cabinet that had turned to cheese....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:20 am
 


Crossing the border on foot??


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:17 am
 


Mr_Canada wrote:
PublicAnimalNo9 wrote:
You know what was really messed up? When I used to go to MA, a lot of the products in the stores were made in Canada :lol:
Well that and you could get a 60 pounder of vodka for $12.99 8)

God Bless America!!


Costco had a special on Absolut vodka this past Thursday. With their in-store coupon it was $13.99 for a 1.75l bottle. [B-o]


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:40 am
 


herbie wrote:
And once the kids grow up and move out, they're not around to steal it either!
Pulled some Baileys out of the cabinet that had turned to cheese....


You too? I pulled a partial bottle of cognac from the back of the cupboard and I swear it turned to varnish! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:45 am
 


Brenda wrote:
Crossing the border on foot??


With 4 servers tied to his back. :lol:


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OnTheIce wrote:
Brenda wrote:
Crossing the border on foot??


With 4 servers tied to his back. :lol:

:lol: That'll go over well, methinks :P


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:05 pm
 


enmasse wrote:
My question is: Do duty free products include servers/computer hardware? And also, will I still have to pay GST/PST depending on my province?


Your exemption is limited for tobacco and alcohol, but for the rest, it doesn't matter whether something was made in the USA or not. You are allowed up to your exemption in goods purchased in the USA.

How do you cross the border "on foot"?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:21 pm
 


Actually, it's $800.00 now.
Don't know how you would all that computer stuff over on foot, but hey...

We cross the border every year as we go south for 4 months, all they ask is how much do you have, if you have less than the allowed amount you are good to go, no questions asked usually. If you are in an RV you might be searched.

after 48 hours or more, you can bring in CAN$800 worth of goods free of duty and tax;
7 days or more, you can bring in CAN$800 worth of goods free of duty and tax. Goods may be in your possession at time of entry to Canada but are also permitted to follow entry to Canada (via courier, mail or delivery agency).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:03 pm
 


Jonny_C wrote:
How do you cross the border "on foot"?


One time when I was in southern Arizona, I too crossed the border on foot. This was the Nogales border which led me into Mexico (I had to purchase some medication which was cheaper in Mexico). I was amazed in that there were no customs officers on the Mexican side when I crossed. Upon return into the U.S., I recall the foot traffic line-up was longer than the vehicle line-up. Lots of folks cross the border on foot when entering the U.S. from Mexico.

I guess for bordertowns between Canada and the U.S., you would also have folks crossing on foot.


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