What's alternate option to CBP for T.O. people?
Jan 10th, 2018 9:24 am
Jan 10th, 2018 6:30 pm
Jan 11th, 2018 7:37 am
Just because I used to work for Customs years ago, does not mean, that I have not kept up.zamar81 wrote: ↑Jan 9th, 2018 2:14 pmIt may not be the same now compare to years ago, because there was no hugely developed eCommerce then.
Now most Chinese sellers declare their small items as gifts in CN22 despite buyers never asked for that. Many of these items are below $20 threshold anyway, so there is no meaning for Gift mark.
As well, the $20/60 threshold is well below any reasonable cut point, and was abandoned in border crossing years ago, still valid only for mail items, which doesn't make sense either. Why limit $20 for mail, despite $800 at crossing?
Under these conditions, I highly doubt anyone tracks gifts any longer for any meaningful purpose, as CPC often passes through without taxing items declared at higher price, and the deminimus was unofficially kept at $100 threshold for 10 last years based on CBSA processing costs, except the last couple of years when Trump started renegotiating NAFTA, and CBSA pushed for more $20 enforcement as a bargaining lever. The only entities obsessed with $20 limit are large couriers like UPS and FedEx due to overcharging on clearance fees.
Jan 17th, 2018 8:37 am
Slono wrote: ↑Sep 8th, 2017 8:46 pmThe unit is different for everyone, everything else in that address is the same. When you order something form Amazon, you should use the same name you used to sign up with CBP, which is hopefully the same name on your ID in case they need to verify. Here is an example of the address you give to amazon:
Mr. Real Name
Unit No 2222
1823 Maryland Ave
Niagara Falls, NY, 14305 USA
I don't know what other people do, but I put my own personal phone number down for Amazon.
You don't need to notify CBP about an incoming parcel/package, they will notify you when they have received it. They identify the package using the name and address you gave the company that has shipped your item. It should be the same one that CBP has on record, which is the same that they gave you when you signed up. They basically go by name and unit number since the rest of the information is the same (14035, USA, etc).
I hope this helps. I've used them for over 100 orders over the past 4 years and have had nothing but good experiences.
Jan 17th, 2018 9:05 am
Jan 17th, 2018 9:06 am
Cash, credit etc...
Jan 17th, 2018 12:51 pm
Jan 22nd, 2018 2:20 am
I don't blame Customs for enforcing that section of the law, when they in fact do. Never said this. But $20 mail imports deminimus is long obsolete, and kept by Parliament only due to pressure of Canada retail lobby. It costs more to enforce it when they do than the revenue collected from it.
Jan 22nd, 2018 12:59 pm
Jan 23rd, 2018 9:52 pm
Feb 12th, 2018 12:33 pm
gr8dlr wrote: ↑Jan 8th, 2018 11:33 amOff topic question but if one has an American friend/family member....
when they send you a package via USPS do you still have to pay taxes/duties?
Is USPS the cheapest way to send a package to Canada?
or is there a $ limit which allows you to bypass taxes/duties.
Feb 12th, 2018 5:17 pm
Whomever you called at CBSA gave you not wrong info... but half the infoh2o- wrote: ↑Feb 12th, 2018 12:33 pmI thought about the same thing too as friend sends me stuff as my birthday gift but on CBP page, there is nowhere on the declaration form I can mark the stuffs as "Birthday Gift".
When I called CBP, they said anything over C$20 is considered as taxable. No such things as $60 if declared as gift.
Mar 9th, 2018 8:51 pm
Mar 10th, 2018 4:29 am
Can't answer the second question, haven't tried the shipping option.zappy312 wrote: ↑Mar 9th, 2018 8:51 pmI've used this service once and it worked out very smoothly. It was a great option over what Paypal wanted. Prices are reasonable, I paid a total of $25 in additional fees, which is fair considering what CP wants for brokerage, and the distance it would take to self clear.
1) I'm having something shipped there that's a replacement item from a company. The invoice I received from them has a price of $60, a discount of $60 and then a grand total of $0. Will I need to declare the amount as $60 since it's valued at $60?
2) Does anyone have experience with their consolidation option when selecting the shipping option via CP. I'm not sure how much to expect to pay in total, but I assume I put the number of packages as the number of items into the calculator and expect to pay whatever cost it spits out?
Mar 10th, 2018 8:40 am
Great, thanks for that information. This makes CBP a great option for RMAs.Dex wrote: ↑Mar 10th, 2018 4:29 amFor the first question - you mark it as a repair/replacement part with a value of $0. I run a small business where I will get my product returned if it needs repair and I use CBP to avoid the confusion when CBSA wants to tax me 13% for a returned item. It's not a "sale" and you're not supposed to be taxed multiple times on the same item. In your case you did pay $0 for the item and you have a receipt.