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Old 08-23-2012, 11:25 PM
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Hello, I am new to the forum and just recently purchased a 2004 rx8. I have read rx8 modding for noobies thread I believe it was called, and that is why I stumbled upon BHR. Since I have grown interested in their ignition system kit, and was wondering if anyone from Canada, Ontario preferred could let me know what it cost them to get this kit across the border. So far I know for the kit with no plugs and shipping is going to be 531$. Any info on this topic would be helpful, mainly looking for customs fees.
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Depending on how you ship it...you will have to pay HST and whatever the shipper charges to broker it across the border.

Fedex and Purolater tend to be expensive..UPS and USPS tend to be more reasonable. There is no duty on Autoparts manufactured in the US
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Hello, I am new to the forum and just recently purchased a 2004 rx8. I have read rx8 modding for noobies thread I believe it was called, and that is why I stumbled upon BHR. Since I have grown interested in their ignition system kit, and was wondering if anyone from Canada, Ontario preferred could let me know what it cost them to get this kit across the border. So far I know for the kit with no plugs and shipping is going to be 531$. Any info on this topic would be helpful, mainly looking for customs fees.
I bought mine this summer. I'm in BC, but had it shipped to a US package receiver. I drove down to pick it up. This made the shipping charges from BHR cheaper, as they just treated me like a US customer.

When I brought it across, I had to go in to pay for import. I paid ONLY the HST on it.

If you have it shipped, expect to pay HST - but likely no duty. Watch out for brokerage fees though. Both Fedex and UPS (moreso UPS) are brutal with their brokerage fees. Last time I had something shipped I had "brokerage included", but had to pay some other sort of processing fee. Stupid UPS.

If you are anywhere near the border, just have it shipped to a receiver, and bring it across yourself. You might get lucky on the HST too. I once brought back a set of rims and tires of about $1200 value and was not called in to pay anything at all!
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theres a guy on local rx club (clubrxquebec.com) that makes some replicas sometimes, his user name over there is rx7sp.

would be much cheaper than getting em shipped from bhr.
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Cpenner the HST is like $40-50 right, like 12% tax? Someone could just avoid that by installing the kit in the parking lot before coming back since it really is not that difficult. I can't imagine there is any possible way they could say you did that since they wont be checking your engine bay going there or back.

Since so many Canadians near the border come down here to shop for food or clothes or whatever it's not like the random trip would be suspicious.
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Cpenner the HST is like $40-50 right, like 12% tax? Someone could just avoid that by installing the kit in the parking lot before coming back since it really is not that difficult. I can't imagine there is any possible way they could say you did that since they wont be checking your engine bay going there or back.

Since so many Canadians near the border come down here to shop for food or clothes or whatever it's not like the random trip would be suspicious.
I am always 100% upfront at the border. I declare everything every time. My ability to enter and exit the country is worth far more than a couple hundred dollars here or there.

Having said that, there are CRA rules about "modifications" made to vehicles outside the country, and which duties and taxes apply.

I think this is one of the notes : D8-2-10 - Goods Returning to Canada Having Been Repaired Outside of Canada

Someone in another forum posted this text - but I couldn't find the source.
Repairs or alterations to your vehicle/vessel/aircraft
If you intend to have repairs or alterations made to your vehicle/vessel/aircraft outside Canada, check with the CBSA for information before you leave. Under customs legislation, the CBSA can no longer consider your vehicle, vessel or aircraft to be Canadian-made if you increase its value, improve its condition or have it modified outside Canada. As a result, you may have to pay duty and the goods and services tax (GST) or harmonized sales tax (HST) on the entire value of the vehicle/vessel/aircraft when you bring it back.
No duty will apply to the value of the repairs or alterations made to your vehicle/vessel/aircraft in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Israel or another Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement beneficiary when it is re-imported into Canada; however, the GST/HST will apply.
Emergency repairs can be made to your vehicle/vessel/aircraft while you are travelling outside the country to ensure your safe return to Canada. However, to be eligible for this special provision, be sure to declare the value of all repairs and replacement parts when you return to Canada with the vehicle.
Transport Canada also has requirements for vehicles that are extensively modified. For more information, contact Transport Canada’s Registrar of Imported Vehicles at 1-888-848-8240.
It's clear as mud - except for the fact that if you don't declare it, you may be forced to re-import your vehicle to Canada.

As usual - the degree to which this is interpreted depends on exactly who you encounter at the border, and how that conversation progresses.
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I understand, there are just some things like ignition coils that they would have no clue about since they wont be checking under the hood as you leave. I don't know how it is entering Canada as a resident but I know just visiting all they care about is if you have ever had a DUI or not.
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Would not most of the OP's questions have been answered by simply contacting me via my e-mail address listed in my signature and asking one simple question? It is not like I have never shipped to Canada before..........
Common sense Ray, not so common in Canada
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The Taxes are too high in Canada to afford common cents

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Would not most of the OP's questions have been answered by simply contacting me via my e-mail address listed in my signature and asking one simple question? It is not like I have never shipped to Canada before..........
Nah - that would have been too easy. Who would e-mail you questions anyway?

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just build your own for 1/3 the cost. Seriously. Yukon coils can be had for dirt cheap online.
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