Duty on items shipped from Canada to US

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Duty on items shipped from Canada to US

Post by lowangle al » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 am

I am in the process of buying a used tent from a guy in Brantford Ontario. He suggested I pay the shipping cost when the package is delivered so there won't be any holdup because of a possible duty that is due. Does anyone know anything about a duty on used items going across the border? The tent is valued at 700.00 Canadian. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US

Post by bgregoire » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:47 am

Over on some other forum, I read someone mention that US duties have a minimum threshold of about 700$USD. Double check that and you should be good to go without duties.

I don't think it being used changes anything. If it was send as a gift though, that you be safer...

However, when us canadians buy from the US, we end up exposing ourselves to duties fees on items worth as little as 20$CAD!!!
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Re: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US

Post by lowangle al » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 am

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Thanks Ben, I have another one of these coming.
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