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Old 08-10-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Question about customs fees to US

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I was hoping one of you might be able to help me figure this out. . . I live in the US and want to bid on a breastpump on ebay from a seller from Canada. I would be responsible for customs fees to the US but have no idea what to expect on something like that. It is a hospital grade pump so pretty heavy and not cheap either. Any of you have a guess as to what the charge might be or how to figure it out? The seller said the fees wouldn't be anything big, but wouldn't really tell me how much to expect. Thanks so much!

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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Customs fees, taxes, duties will be charged by the U.S. on goods coming into the country. When something comes in to Canada the Canadian government charges the receiver up to 20% of the items value. Things exempt from this are things made in the U.S. Canada or Mexico because of the north American free trade agreement. the U.S. Customs website should have more details.
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Hi mamas!
I was hoping one of you might be able to help me figure this out. . . I live in the US and want to bid on a breastpump on ebay from a seller from Canada. I would be responsible for customs fees to the US but have no idea what to expect on something like that. It is a hospital grade pump so pretty heavy and not cheap either. Any of you have a guess as to what the charge might be or how to figure it out? The seller said the fees wouldn't be anything big, but wouldn't really tell me how much to expect. Thanks so much!
This is a late response so I'm sorry if you missed out. In the US you have almost nothing to worry about. The import limit is about $400 for personal items, the chances are you would not be going over that.
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Customs website is best for the info although most sellers just write "gift" on it.
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