importing to Canada

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Barry, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Barry

    Barry WindyNation Engineer

    Hi all! Probably mostly to Canadian WindyNation supporters. I'm on the very cusp of buying a Windtura 750. I bought the blades a month ago, hoping that I could use them on my Whisper 1000, and I probably can. But in the process of putting it all back together I noticed too many other worn parts, exposed wiring being one of them (poor design. I can see small green dots on some of it). Anyways, what I'm asking about is the duty being charged. I understand that there's duty charged on alternative energy product parts, but none on whole units. Has anyone experienced this to be true?
  2. murray2paddles

    murray2paddles WindyNation Engineer

    Real good question, I live in Manitoba and I have never seen anything constant when it comes to customs.
    When it is identified as electrical they are all over you for duty charges. When I ask the seller to ID it as wind / alternative energy product ( sometimes) it goes through with no duty !
    It really pisses me off cause it seems we are at the mercy of the customs agent of the day and it depends if he / she is having a bad hair day on how they handle our purchase.

    I think it should be up to sellers like Windy N. to know before hand what will ship duty free and if there is a way, to make sure the product is marked correctly so no duty needs to be paid.
    If there is a duty free category we have to take the decision making out if the hands of each customs agent!

    Now don't I feel better after venting ! :lol:
  3. TomT

    TomT WindyNation Engineer

    Yes like my amp meter was sent as toy parts.
    I think they did that to get it thru customs without paying duty charges.
  4. veebic

    veebic WindyNation Engineer

    hi all
    dont talked about customs in canada
    i have been doing business in USA and elswhere around the world,,,
    its always a problem withthe USA.
    sometime it take 1 month too have my stock from the South but from H-kong it may take 7 days

    you never know


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