Canadian Taxes, Duties and Customs FAQ
If you order more than one item, the shipping rates may be incorrect. Contact us for more information.
COSTS TO SHIP TO CANADA
Costs associated with shipping to Canada can be confusing. Here is a breakdown to give you an idea of what to expect when you order a product from us. (All prices shown below are in US dollars.)
When you order a product from us, on the checkout page, you will be charged a shipping price.
We will ship your the package by FedEx (we normally only ship USPS if it is a small item such as a set of number magnets.)
UPON RECEIPT OF THE PACKAGE
When the package arrives, you will receive a bill from FedEx. This bill is not for additional shipping charges. It is for charges such as duties, taxes and fees that FedEx collects and remits to the the Canadian government, the customs office, etc.
CHARGES YOU MOST LIKELY WILL SEE ON YOUR BILL
1) Clearance Entry Fee*: $28.00
2) HST taxes**: The HST rate is 15% in all participating provinces except Ontario, where it is 13%.
3) Disbursement fee***: $10.00
*Clearance Entry Fee: This is the fee that FedEx charges to arrange the clearance services - processing the paperwork required by the Canada Customs and Border Protection.
Generally the fee is about $28.00. If your total purchase is over $750, Clearance Entry Fee will be about $33.00. If your total purchase is over $1600, Clearance Entry Fee will be about $50.00.
**HST taxes: We do not collect Sales Tax that your Province charges. FedEx collects it and remits it to your government
***Dispersement Fee: FedEx pays the Duty and Tax charges on your behalf to ensure they can deliver your shipment as quickly as possible.