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Automotive Mechanic, Tool box/shipping

Old Mar 22nd 2014, 7:29 am
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Default Automotive Mechanic, Tool box/shipping

My husband would need to ship over to BC his 2 large Tool boxes, as he specialize in certain Automotive expertee areas. How would we go about listing all different tools and some technical tools/machines. His job offer required his own tools, plus he would never go anywhere without them.

How long roughly shipping would take from London to Vancouver?
What form should we need to list tool items? Would we list each tool or a group of tools or, or ???
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Originally Posted by Minerva
My husband would need to ship over to BC his 2 large Tool boxes, as he specialize in certain Automotive expertee areas. How would we go about listing all different tools and some technical tools/machines. His job offer required his own tools, plus he would never go anywhere without them.

How long roughly shipping would take from London to Vancouver?
What form should we need to list tool items? Would we list each tool or a group of tools or, or ???
Tools that are identified for use commercially for work will not be eligible as household effects and therefore subject to customs duties. He will need to list each tool (or group of tools, such as spanners) with a value.

You would need a form B4 http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicati...res/b4-eng.pdf


http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicati...sf5082-eng.pdf
Prior to their arrival in Canada, temporary residents are advised to prepare two copies of a list (preferably typewritten) of all items to be imported temporarily, indicating the approximate value, make, model and serial number, where applicable

When you arrive in Canada, you should give your list of goods that are accompanying you to the border services officer at the first point of arrival in Canada. The border services officer may ask you to leave a security deposit for your goods, which will be refunded to you when you export the goods from Canada. Should this occur, the officer will issue a Form E29B, Temporary Admission Permit, retain a copy and give you one for your records

On arrival, you are required to provide adequate identification and proof of your status in Canada (i.e., documentation issued by CBSA/CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada), such as your work permit or study permit). If you are entering Canada to work, you should provide a letter of introduction from your employer.
You will need all the tools to be cleaned prior to shipping.

These threads might help:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=792284
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=745940
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=769182
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=710860
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=792916

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In addition to any duty, there would also be 5% GST charged on tools of the trade. Important to be able to demonstrate value and country of manufacture. The alternative is CBSA make up the value and apply duty based on where they think they were made.
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In addition to any duty, there would also be 5% GST charged on tools of the trade. Important to be able to demonstrate value and country of manufacture. The alternative is CBSA make up the value and apply duty based on where they think they were made.
Thanks for that info Aviator, I wasn't aware of that.

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Default Re: Automotive Mechanic, Tool box/shipping

Can i ask also...

Hubby is an Electrician and has a man-cave full of tools he wants to pack...
His new employer is supplying his work items (drills, screw drivers etc) as they must have a canadian stamp on them.

Most of his stuff covers electrical, carpentry, plumbing, metal work etc...
How can we show that they are not for work use?

We are moving in 5 weeks and am looking at listing his tools...how do we put a value to used, scruffy stuff??

He has sold alot of odds but can't give everything up!
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Can i ask also...

Hubby is an Electrician and has a man-cave full of tools he wants to pack...
His new employer is supplying his work items (drills, screw drivers etc) as they must have a canadian stamp on them.

Most of his stuff covers electrical, carpentry, plumbing, metal work etc...
How can we show that they are not for work use?

We are moving in 5 weeks and am looking at listing his tools...how do we put a value to used, scruffy stuff??

He has sold alot of odds but can't give everything up!
State that they are for personal use only, he likes doing it as a hobby and you are planning on renovating a house, you won't be using the tools commercially as they don't conform to Canada standards for on-job / work site (employed) use. Perhaps confirmation from the employer that he is supplying tools of the trade will help too.

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