Knowledge BaseDuties and Taxes What taxes can I expect to pay on my imports to Canada? Why is there duty on some of my invoices but not on others? What is Anti-dumping and Countervailing duty (SIMA)? I paid duty when I imported my goods from the U.S. How can I get it back? Why do wheat and wheat products, and barley and barley products have different duty rates, at different times of the year? Can I reduce my duty payable by deducting the amount from freight? A friend is sending me a gift by the mail, do I have to pay duty and tax? Should I have a carnet for my goods? What do I do if I have discovered an error in the classification of my goods that resulted in a reduction in the amount of duty? What do I do if I have discovered an error in the classification of my goods that resulted in an increase in the amount of duty? My company is in British Columbia, Canada and I import from China. How is the duty and GST calculated? If my vendor gives my company a 5% freight allowance can I deduct this to reduce my duty payable? Do I pay GST on food products? Can cash discounts be deducted from the value for duty for customs purposes? My company pays duty on umbrellas when they import them into Canada from China, then we sell many of them to the USA; can we get our duty back? I was contacted by a Distributor in the USA who wants to sell me new metal furniture he purchased from a correctional facility in his state. How much duty would I pay? I’ve bought a large packaging machine from the USA and the vendor is charging $5000 to install it in my plant here in Richmond, BC. I know the machine is duty free, but do I have to pay any duty or GST on the installation charge? What are some products with the highest duty rates? Which provinces in Canada have HST? Can a US Company register for the GST/HST? I am a NRI (Non Resident Importer) do I have to register for the GST/HST in Canada? I have a sample shipment without a value. I did not pay for this item. How do I determine the value? How come I am paying higher duty on my products from China? I don’t know the country of origin of the product I bought and the vendor doesn’t know. What do I do? How much in value may an individual import goods on a duty-free basis after absence from Canada for at least 48 hours? If I bring in goods temporarily into Canada, do I need to pay taxes? What are the benefits of taking your goods In Bond? What is EOPS? Is GST applied to medical and assistive devices? I am sending goods to the USA to be repaired and returned to Canada, what value do I declare to Canada Customs, the value of the repair or the value of the goods? If my commercial goods are valued at $50 Canadian, do I still need to pay duty/tax? What is an anti-dumping duty? I would like to import some rugs made in Israel from a US company. Will the Israel / Canada free trade agreement apply so my goods can come into Canada duty free? I am a US non resident importer who would like to donate some of my products to one of my clients in Canada to build a relationship. Do I have to pay duty? Who do I contact if I am a non resident importer to find out how I go about registering for GST with CRA? Can I get my money back if my product arrives and it’s not the right one? What is the Canadian Goods Abroad Program? What items can I import duty- and tax-free? What does PTO mean? What is duty? Can I claim back the brokerage fees at the end of the year on my taxes? What is the difference between a Single Entry Bond (SEB) and Continuous Bond (CB)? Can a non resident importer get quota for chicken products in order to import it under the reduced rate of duty? I just received a NAFTA certificate for goods I paid duty on. How far back can we go to request a refund of duty? What is the Duty Rate on my shipment? What date is the exchange rate based on that is used to calculate my duty? What does DDP mean?