Shipping to Canada?

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Introduction

As a strong country economically, Canada's eCommerce market is growing steadily. Many retailers are still selling through traditional channels, with comapnies such as Amazon dominating the market, but with a great technology community we are beginning to see a lot of small retailers appear online.

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
Canada - CA
Currency
Canadian dollar - CAD
Tax (VAT / GST)
12.4%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
20 CAD
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
20 CAD
Incoterms
FOB (Free on Board), which means that the import duty is calculated exclusively on the value of the imported goods. In addition to duty, imports may be subject to other taxes such as GST/PST/HST and excise.
Import duties
Mobiles
0%
Tablets
0%
Computers & Laptops
0%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
10%
Accessories (battery)
10%
Health & Beauty
7%
Fashion
17%
Watches
5%
Jewelry
6%
Dry Food & Supplements
14%
Home & Appliances
0%
Home & Garden
10%
Toys
0%
Sports
0%
Luggage
11%
Audio Video
5%
Documents
0%
Gaming
6%
Books & Collectibles
1%
Pet Accessories
12%
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Rates

0.5lbs parcel going from United States to Canada
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Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Cheapest

Global Post - Economy
10 - 15 working days
2.8 / 5 234 votes

Drop-off

Global Post - Economy
USD 8.67

Our pick

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
2 - 4 working days
4.4 / 5 123 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
USD 23.31

Fastest

DHL - Express Worldwide
2 - 3 working days
5.0 / 5 52 votes

Free Pickup

Drop-off

DHL - Express Worldwide
USD 26.48
USD 165.50
- 84%

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Firearms and Weapons
Explosives, Fireworks and Ammunition
Counterfeit Goods
Vehicles
Currency
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Objectionable material
Used or second-hand mattresses
Hate Propaganda and Cultural Property
Drugs and Medicine

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge in this destination country when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .