Recipients of international shipments may be subject to import taxes, fees and duties (hereinafter referred to as "import charges") levied by the customs office of your delivery destination. Import fees vary according to the customs regulations of the destination country. The elements that play a role in calculating import charges are (among others):
- Product category and price
- Shipping costs and package weight
- Customs clearance channel
- Import taxes based on customs duty amounts
Customs policies vary considerably, and some countries do not charge import fees for shipments with a minimum value below a certain threshold. To find out more, contact the customs office in your destination country.
The consignee is the importer of record and must comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the country of destination. Delays at customs may lead to a change in the initial delivery time estimates.
Shipment of items sold by Charlie Crane to the United States may be subject to U.S. state and local taxes.
All international mail coming into Canada is subject to review by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The CBSA determines whether the goods may enter Canada and if any duty and/or taxes apply.
Duty is a tariff payable on an item imported to Canada. Rates of duty are established by the Department of Finance Canada and can vary significantly from one trade agreement to another.
Most imported goods are also subject to the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Provincial Sales Tax (PST) or, in certain provinces and territories, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
The amount of duty or taxes you may owe on an item also depends upon the following:
- the item's value in Canadian dollars;
- whether or not the item is a gift; and
- any exemptions specified in related legislation.
Duties and customs fees are at the customer expense.