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What taxes/duties when buying used/pre-owned Swiss watch and shipping to Ontario

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What taxes/duties when buying used/pre-owned Swiss watch and shipping to Ontario

I am considering a purchase of a used/pre-owned Swiss watch from eBay or one of those buy/sell websites like chono24.
What duties and taxes one is expected to pay when such a watch is being shipped to Ontatio?
Thanks in advance!
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If you phone the customs people you'll get an answer straight from the horse's mouth.
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From CBSA's website:

f you have questions regarding tariff classification, rates of duty, permits or other CBSA programs please contact the CBSA's computerized, 24-hour telephone service (Border Information Service) at 1-800-461-9999, available free of charge throughout Canada; press “0” to speak directly with an agent during regular business hours, Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time / except holidays). From outside Canada call (204) 983-3500 or (506) 636-5064, long distance charges will apply. TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.
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fooit wrote: I am considering a purchase of a used/pre-owned Swiss watch from eBay or one of those buy/sell websites like chono24.
What duties and taxes one is expected to pay when such a watch is being shipped to Ontatio?
Thanks in advance!
13% HST plus 5 % duty.

I used to get my watches ( purchased from the US) shipped to a package holding address , usaddressinc.com. I would drive across Lewiston, pick up and bring it back.

I those cases, I was charged only the 13% tax, was never charged duty.

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