Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.
The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

 

CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.
FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.

COUNTRY
Canada – CA

CURRENCY
Canadian dollar – CAD

TAX (VAT / GST)
12.4%

IMPORT DUTIES
Mobiles – 0%
Tablets – 0%
Computers & Laptops – 0%
Cameras – 0%
Accessories (no-battery) – 10%
Accessories (battery) – 10%
Health & Beauty – 7%

THRESHOLD METHOD
CIF

TAX THRESHOLD
20 CAD

Fashion – 17%
Watches – 5%
Jewelry – 6%
Dry Food & Supplements – 14%
Home & Appliances – 0%
Home & Garden – 10%
Toys – 0%

TAX & DUTY CALCULATION METHOD
CIF

DUTY THRESHOLD
20 CAD

Sports – 0%
Luggage – 11%
Audio Video – 5%
Documents – 0%
Gaming – 6%
Books & Collectibles – 1%
Pet Accessories – 12%

INCOTERMS

FOB (Free on Board), which means that the import duty is calculated exclusively on the value of the imported goods. In addition to duty, imports may be subject to other taxes such as GST/PST/HST and excise.

Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it’s always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.


Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.

  • Firearms and Weapons
  • Explosives, Fireworks and Ammunition
  • Counterfeit Goods
  • Vehicles
  • Currency

 

Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.

  • Objectionable material
  • Used or second-hand mattresses
  • Hate Propaganda and Cultural Property
  • Drugs and Medicine

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment’s information, making the whole process easy.

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Battery Statement
  • Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.

 

Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

 

Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .

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