Canada Post / CBSA (Canadian Customs) ramping up tax enforcement?
In practice for as far back as I remember, customs lets most packages under $100 slide. The odds of getting dinged on something small but worth over $20 was pretty small.
Over the past two weeks I've had 3 orders come from the USA. All were worth about $30 and I got dinged on every single one of them. I haven't been dinged on that many in the last 10 years... so 3 in a row seems suspicions. 2 packages contained a concert lithograph, and the 3rd a record. Pretty benign stuff.
I'm wondering if Customs has been told to ramp up enforcement because of the NAFTA talks? I heard they actually loose money (Even though they charge you $10 to do it) every time they charge smaller packages.