As several Canadian sneakerheads have said on this sub, most orders from GOAT or even StockX will almost certainly arrive with duty taxes ranging from $50 to $100 CAD. I personally messaged GOAT's customer care regarding which shipping companies they use, and it turns out that they utilize UPS and USPS for foreign orders. Neither of these services are tax-exempt in Canada so you'll need to file some paperwork when your package arrives at the border.
In conclusion, yes, goats do charge duty taxes. No, they aren't bad people for doing so. Just like real people, they have no choice in the matter. Hopefully more Canadians start ordering from GOAT so they can reduce their duty fees which would help make them more affordable.
Shipping to the United States from Canada A Section 321 entrance, an informal entry, or a formal entry can be declared at customs. Section 321: Shipments of $800 or less are often duty-free and are referred to as Section 321 entries. Informal Entries: Informal entries are worth more than $800 but less than $2,500. These entries do not require a visa or passport, but they can only be made at border crossings. Formal Entries: Formal entries are for shipments valued at $2,501 or more. For these shipments, the carrier must provide a customs declaration form that the merchandise was declared at the first port of call. If there is no charge for the shipment, then the carrier can submit a certificate from the shipper stating that no duties were due.
Yes, you can send gifts to Canadians if you follow some simple steps. First, determine how much you will need to declare the gift - this is called the "dutiable value" of the gift. Next, calculate how much the total cost of the gift should be. Finally, include all of the costs listed in the tariff schedule when sending your gift. If you fail to include any of these costs, you may have to pay additional taxes when the package arrives in Canada.
If your package contains alcohol, it may not be accepted by the recipient.
If you exhaust your personal exemption after a 48-hour or longer travel outside Canada, you will be charged a special duty rate of 7% on the following CAD $300 in products. The tariff only applies to things you bring with you and does not apply to cigarettes or alcoholic drinks. You can claim a refund for any excess paid.
The Canadian government charges a flat rate of CAD $20 per person for duties entered into Canada by air or sea. This includes goods carried by courier as well as those that require inspection by customs officers.
Duty refunds are available for certain items. You can get a refund for up to $200 worth of merchandise if you qualify for one of the duty-free programs. See page 3 for more information about these programs.
You must present your passport at the border to be eligible for a refund. If you have an ongoing dispute with Canada over a failed asylum claim or otherwise cannot prove that you are free from liability for customs duties, you should declare the item(s) in question upon entering Canada and pay the duty owed.
In some cases, the federal government may provide assistance to citizens who are unable to pay their duty bill. For example, if you are unable to pay because you are homeless or indigent, the government may reduce your fine through the Conditional Admission Program.
When you return to Canada, there is no question that CBSA (Canada Customs) has the power to collect taxes and charges at the border.
|Customs Duty:||$0.00 on U.S. wine, $0.03 on most other wine|
|GST:||5% of (purchase price + customs duty + excise duty)|