What Are Duty Rates for Goods Imported Into Canada?


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Sales taxes and tariffs apply at varying rates depending on the type of good and resulting categorical classification, explains CrossBorderShopping.ca. For instance, "Category 7" includes books which have a tariff rate of zero regardless of the country of export and an HST rate of 5 percent.

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Most goods are subject to federal and provincial or harmonized sales taxes when imported into Canada, while some goods are subject to additional tariffs or duties, explains the Canada Border Services Agency. Items imported for personal use and made in Canada, the United States or Mexico or without any indicator of the country of manufacture are free from duty. Depending on Canada's trade agreement with each country of manufacture, an otherwise identical item can also be taxed at differing rates.

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