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Old 10-03-08, 04:29 PM   #1
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Mail order custom duties - any duties for pedals purchased abroard.

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
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it depends. sometimes you don't get slapped with duties, sometimes you do.
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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.
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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....
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That's excellent news to my ears. Thanks Rogue Leader!
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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.
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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, but it's a very confusing doc--but that's to be expected from a government doc.
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