- Dec 30, 2020
I’m considering ordering a kokatat suit online thru the states. Canada has no stock on the one I want. Does anyone know if you pay duty on this drysuit?
I've mail ordered stuff, including a drysuit, from George Gronseth (Kayak Academy) in Washington. Made in USA items like Kokatat suits are duty-free into Canada, as far as I know. (Not the same case with an Estonian-made Hilleberg tent coming frm HIlleberg USA....I know that for sure... ) People confuse duty with sales taxes sometimes - you will have to pay PST and GST, the same as if you bought a suit in Canada. If you have the suit sent by mail (USPS and CanadaPost) the handling/service/brokerage fee is $9.95 CAD. If you make the mistake of having an item sent by FedEx Ground or UPS Ground, you will be charged $50+ for 'brokerage'. Most of the 'Air' options from couriers include the brokerage charge in the freight fee, but you should check. I generally insist on USPS for items from the States.I’m considering ordering a kokatat suit online thru the states. Canada has no stock on the one I want. Does anyone know if you pay duty on this drysuit?
A courier companies brokerage fee should be in the order of $20+tx on the fee. Having it sent by USPS is the cheapest option in terms of brokerage fees as stated above.
How did you do that?I was able to get a coupon code for free shipping.