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Old 09-10-2002, 03:04 PM   #1
MarkyMark
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Angry New Canada Customs Laws For Personal Shipments From The States - Please Read

I recently purchased a body kit from a vendor (CC-B) in the US. Since it was oversized they had it shipped to me via a freight company, Lynden. Its finally arrived in Canada, but wont clear customs until i PERSONALLY go to the freight company, pick up the paper work, go down to the customs office at the airport myself and clear it, then back to the freight company.

I asked the company why they cant clear it through their brokerage for me. Their reply was that on JULY 1/02 , due to sept 11. A new law was passed that freight destined for a residential address (the sold to address) has to be personally picked up. You can still get a broker to do so, but this comes a HUGE cost. I am figuring this only applies to freight not via the ups, fedex etc.

I then asked if they can transfer it on bond to a closer location. Their reply, that they can no longer do this , as part of the new law.

Bottom line. I am stuck having to take a day off work to pick this body kit up. According to the woman at the freight company, she told me to expect to be waiting a LONG time in the at line.

I am really ticked off here.. its not like i purached this part from Afganistan!!!

Sooo if anyone has a solution.. i'd love to hear it..
And hope this dosent happen to any of you.

On a positive note, EDDY at CC-B has been very co-operative and is doing what he can to resolve this situation.


Mark
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Old 09-10-2002, 09:02 PM   #2
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Yeah, I had to do the same thing when I bought some exhausts from Australia. Took about 15 minutes to take care of because DHL is like 5 minutes from the customs office in Calgary.

Its no big deal. The advantage too is that you can tell them exactly whats in it because the freight companies sometimes messup, tell customs whats in it wrong and you end up paying more.
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Old 09-11-2002, 09:16 AM   #3
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Thus the reason I give my business address for all shipments.

And then the wife doesn't know I've bought it until its on the car (if she even notices period).
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Old 09-11-2002, 01:39 PM   #4
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I called Customs. They said that it depends on the courier. If you use UPS, it will still show up at your door with the normal huge broker bill. If you use Postal you pay the $5 when you pick it up at the Post Office.


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