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Old 03-05-2021, 12:09 PM
comatb comatb is offline
 
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Default Import duties on Avionics?

We are looking at buying an EFIS and would like to know what duties we would have to pay when importing into Canada. I know we will have brokerage and the HST to pay. Would like to compare buying from the manufacturer or from ACS which would include all costs except for the HST. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:07 PM
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I don't think there are any duties. Brokerage and HST is all. That's all I paid on my fuselage kit 6 months ago.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:16 PM
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We are looking at buying an EFIS and would like to know what duties we would have to pay when importing into Canada. I know we will have brokerage and the HST to pay. Would like to compare buying from the manufacturer or from ACS which would include all costs except for the HST. Any advice is appreciated.
I just brought in a Garmin GPS from ACS Corona. I used USPS (to Canada Post) and while I had to wait 3 weeks (!) to get it, it only cost me the GST and a $9.50 handling charge. You'll pay brokerage fees with any other (faster) method of shipping. Of course in Ontario you pay HST not GST. No duties in any case.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:27 PM
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Thank you both. David Z and Claude.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:15 PM
Mtherr Mtherr is offline
 
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Same experience here. Brokerage fees of the tier one shipping companies may be excessive. Postal Service is great. Often, no charge at all. If they charge, 10$ brokerage + applicable taxes.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:24 PM
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Thanks Michel.
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Old 03-07-2021, 05:02 PM
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As others noted you only pay HST or GST.

In the past I have used Canada Post for the reasons cited. However, I have found that Canada Post has become most unreliable over the past year.

CP has taken 2 weeks to move a US parcel from BC to Alberta after customs clearance. Another parcel from South Dakota cam to Alberta via Moncton NB after being misrouted.

Do not use UPS as their fees are outrageous.

I use Fedex as the rates are reasonable and will include customs if you select the right service level. I suggest giving them a call.

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Old 03-07-2021, 06:36 PM
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Les, thanks for sharing your experience.
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:21 PM
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Whenever you decide to buy your Avionics, just ask the seller to write on the Customs Labels ''Aviation Parts'' as there is no Customs Duties on Aviation Parts as per NAFTA.

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Old 03-11-2021, 05:16 AM
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Thanks Bruno. Looking to buy a GRT SPORT 10.1 EFIS to go with our GRT EIS. If the sale is really good then the uAvionix echoUAT/GRT Safe-fly GPS Package might be in the cards as well. A new panel with these and other modifications are planed for install in the late fall as we don't want to lose good flying weather.
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