General Cycling Discussion - Mail order custom duties - any duties for pedals purchased abroard.
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I'm looking at purchasing a pair of Keo Carbon pedals from PBK. The price of the pedal is $127.55. Anyone know if I will have to pay duties on the pedals when it enters the US or they will be tax exempt? If so, what is the rate I will be looking at? Thanks
it depends. sometimes you don't get slapped with duties, sometimes you do.
Any idea how much the item has to be before they impose duties? In Canada ... to my knowledge, items below $20 will be exempted. Above $20, customs will impose PST and GST. There will also be a $5 handling fee from Canada Post.
10-03-08, 06:10 PM
I just bought a groupset from Total Cycling in england and was not imposed duties. I believe bicycle parts are excluded, thats what the form said IIRC....
That's excellent news to my ears. Thanks Rogue Leader!
I recently bought some tires from PBK and got totally ripped off by Canadian customs, although it still worked out to be cheaper than buying local.
It actually depends on the parts you order, and the various permutations can be a nightmare to figure out. I bought wheels from Comobike and got a bill for import tariffs a few weeks after the wheels arrived. I later bought a groupset and paid nothing. You can download the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule here (http://www.import-duty.com/USHTS.php), but it's a very confusing doc--but that's to be expected from a government doc.
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