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Declaring Value of Goods to Bring to Canada

Old Sep 30th 2003, 1:19 pm
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Can someone please tell me how important it is to declare a value for goods that a new landed immigrant brings - whether with the immigrant upon arrival or included in the goods to follow?

What happens if one arrives without any declaration of value - what will the Customs officer do?

Please enlighten on this one.

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Old Sep 30th 2003, 3:40 pm
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They asked us to work out aprox valuations and fill the relative sections of
the forms.
If you are using a "GOOD" shipping co. they should have already asked you
for that information and filled in the req forms, ours didn't but customs
Canada seem a decent bunch and probably come across this quite often. they
were very helpful.

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    > Can someone please tell me how important it is to declare a value for
    > goods that a new landed immigrant brings - whether with the immigrant
    > upon arrival or included in the goods to follow?
    > What happens if one arrives without any declaration of value - what will
    > the Customs officer do?
    > Please enlighten on this one.
    > thanks
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Old Oct 2nd 2003, 1:40 pm
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Customs have experience in assessing the value of goods. Thats what they are supposed to do after all! WE need to fill-in the goods value in the declaration form(this import is valid for 1 year from actual landing) It can be an approximate value either in US$ or C$.

I suggest you prepare a list of goods that you intend to move into canada( when i did that, i forgot to add Gold, Jewellary!!!)

You have to pay duty to anything that you carry that is not listed in that doc. when the actual goods arrive.

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Old Oct 2nd 2003, 3:49 pm
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    > Customs have experience in assessing the value of goods. Thats what they
    > are supposed to do after all! WE need to fill-in the goods value in the
    > declaration form(this import is valid for 1 year from actual landing) It
    > can be an approximate value either in US$ or C$.

Not strictly true !
They wanted CDN $ value when we came from UK !!!
Check the paperwork first to see what they want.

    > I suggest you prepare a list of goods that you intend to move into
    > canada( when i did that, i forgot to add Gold, Jewellary!!!)
    > You have to pay duty to anything that you carry that is not listed in
    > that doc. when the actual goods arrive.

    > ~Raghu
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Old Oct 2nd 2003, 3:52 pm
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Is one limited to how much they are allowed to bring into the country
tax/duty free?


"Raghu" <member@british_expats.com> wrote in message
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    > Customs have experience in assessing the value of goods. Thats what they
    > are supposed to do after all! WE need to fill-in the goods value in the
    > declaration form(this import is valid for 1 year from actual landing) It
    > can be an approximate value either in US$ or C$.
    > I suggest you prepare a list of goods that you intend to move into
    > canada( when i did that, i forgot to add Gold, Jewellary!!!)
    > You have to pay duty to anything that you carry that is not listed in
    > that doc. when the actual goods arrive.
    > ~Raghu
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Oct 2nd 2003, 3:59 pm
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"Art" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Is one limited to how much they are allowed to bring into the country
    > tax/duty free?
In what context ?
for PR i dont think there is a limit of personal goods value but i would
suspect there may be limits on type of goods.
I dont think they would play ball with 40 cases of whiskey and a container
of cigs ;-)

    > "Raghu" <member@british_expats.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Customs have experience in assessing the value of goods. Thats what they
    > > are supposed to do after all! WE need to fill-in the goods value in the
    > > declaration form(this import is valid for 1 year from actual landing) It
    > > can be an approximate value either in US$ or C$.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > I suggest you prepare a list of goods that you intend to move into
    > > canada( when i did that, i forgot to add Gold, Jewellary!!!)
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > You have to pay duty to anything that you carry that is not listed in
    > > that doc. when the actual goods arrive.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > ~Raghu
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Oct 3rd 2003, 1:43 am
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On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 03:52:04 GMT, "Art"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >Is one limited to how much they are allowed to bring into the country
    >tax/duty free?
    > No limit on personal goods. They did ask me the total value, and if I had any single item valued at over $10K CAD, There is a limit an alcohol. If you go over, you pay duty. I think you are allowed about 2 bottles per person.
 

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