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11-20-2010, 04:14 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Deimos Quote
Here is what it says when I go to buy the 40mm Ltd from B&H, which I have not actually ordered yet, under the duties/taxes tab for shipment to ONT:

Duties & Tax


We calculate Duty VAT, Taxes, etc. in accordance with the laws and import regulations of the destination country. These fees are usually based on destination, item type, and country of origin, manufacture or assembly.
When you choose to have B&H handle this payment for you the order total is guaranteed by B&H 100%. There will be no additional charges or fees due upon delivery.


Duties & Tax is a tax on goods imported between countries.
When using Purolator as your shipping method, B&H applies Duties & Tax to your order in accordance with the provincial import regulations (HST, PST, GST charges) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
B&H assures you that the order total includes all Duties & Tax charges and there will be no additional charges, fees, or delays upon delivery.

Details of Duty Charges

  • VAT:$0.00
  • Duties:$34.00
  • Other Taxes:$0.00
  • HST:$44.19
  • GST:$0.00
  • Brokerage:$1.50
  • Disbursement:$2.35
  • Security & Handling:$0.50
  • Carrier Surcharge:$0.00
  • Total:$82.54

The lens is $339 before these charges
I just checked the price of the 40 ltd again, different result!

$339 +
Details of Duty Charges

  • VAT:$0.00
  • Duties:$6.80
  • Other Taxes:$0.00
  • HST:$44.19
  • GST:$0.00
  • Brokerage:$1.50
  • Disbursement:$1.53
  • Security & Handling:$0.50
  • Carrier Surcharge:$0.00
  • Total:$54.52


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i got something different when i did it as well. It's like they are making up for the low brokerage / shipping fee with false duty
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Hopefully this web site below clears up this Canadian duty issue on camera equipment.

photoprice.ca: Duty on Camera Equipment

It explains why I have been dung duty on lens filters from B&H, as they were manufactured in Germany. They would be duty free if they were made in the USA because of NAFTA.

Yes it also indicated that lenses are duty free from anywhere. However I checked some of my CBSA/courier receipts and I have been charged duty on lenses I have recently purchased from Europe. So either it was an error or brokerage fees listed as duty.

Phil.
this is the only accurate listing i've seen based on the CBSA documuments
so the lens should be duty free (in essense all the big cost items are with the exception of lighting. Don't know if there is americcan made lighting rigs or not from a duty avoidance standpoint
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BTW Today I got the same result as Deimos

I'd still question the duty. If you want to charge more for shipping just be honest about the fee.

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I will note that i have tried other sample items (a wr lens, a k5 kit) and no duties have come up so perhaps they are in the process of a fix, good news
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