queequeg wrote:RonK wrote:queequeg wrote:For the frameset I have coming, I was going to be paying GST & Customs processing anyway. I have done this before for a complete bike, but in that case the duty was waived because of the FTA with the USA, not because of the concession.
In this case, if I have to pay the Duty, it changes the calculation slightly in that you pay a tax on top of the tax.
Perhaps, but you may also win the customs inspection lottery and like myself (and others here) pay nothing at all.
Highly unlikely, as the frameset will be sent via something like DHL Express, who will perform the customs clearance. If it comes in as regular post without the correct import paperwork it would go into the customs lottery, but the sight of a large framebox would trigger an inspection.
Not at all unlikely. I have imported three framesets from Europe in the past few years, all sent by courier and have won the customs inspection lottery twice.
I also know another forum member who imported a complete bike from Germany and also won the customs inspection lottery.