Posted by Tim Byrnes on Wed, Oct 3, 2018

 

A latin term that means “about minimal things” is - ironically - taking on a huge significance for Canada in the re-negotiation of NAFTA.    The de minimis level -also referred to as the low value threshold - refers to the value below which duty and taxes are not charged.   

 

 

Currently, most items valued under $800 US can be imported duty free to the USA.   Under the new USA Canada Free Trade agreement (USMCA) imports to Canada valued over $40 CAD are subject to duty and taxes.   Express shipments valued under $150 CAD can be imported duty free (but are subject to sales tax).

 

 

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Sun, Sep 24, 2017

 

A latin term that means “about minimal things” is - ironically - taking on a huge significance for Canada in the re-negotiation of NAFTA.    The de minimis level -also referred to as the low value threshold - refers to the value below which duty and taxes are not charged.   

 

 

Currently, most items valued under $800 US can be imported duty free to the USA.   Under the new USA Canada Free Trade agreement (USMCA) imports to Canada valued over $40 CAD are subject to duty and taxes.   Express shipments valued under $150 CAD can be imported duty free (but are subject to sales tax).

 

 

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