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Do I have to pay duty on goods purchased outside Canada?

May 11, 2018

Do I have to pay duty on goods purchased outside Canada?

by BorderBuddy

Trying to figure if you have to pay duty on something you’ve purchased outside of Canada can be confusing for people. There are two basic questions to think about: Is it something you bought online and is being mailed to you? Is it something you bought while travelling outside of Canada?   Paying duty on […]

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Blog: How Changing NAFTA Could Alter the Way Canadians Cross-border Shop - BorderBuddy

April 26, 2018

How Changing NAFTA Could Alter the Way Canadians Cross-border Shop

by BorderBuddy

The biggest mystery in Canadian business these days is, “What’s up with NAFTA?” Ever since U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, the negotiations between America, Canada and Mexico have been shrouded in secrecy. Occasionally, we’ll hear negotiators say something along the lines of, “We’re making progress” without […]

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How the U.S. dollar affects cross-border shopping - BorderBuddy

April 13, 2018

How the U.S. dollar affects cross-border shopping

by BorderBuddy

When the new B.C. carbon tax kicked in on April 1st, people braced for a jump in already sky-high gas prices at the pump. TV stations interviewed consumers who said they planned on driving across the border to buy their gas because it was so much cheaper. But considering how low the Canadian dollar is […]

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