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Old 08-05-2015, 07:24 PM   #21
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How much is the duty if they ask you to pay it? How much per liter is it going to cost you?
Lots! For B.C., I calculated $21.00 on a $20 dollar bottle of French Wine and $54 dollars on a $30 dollar bottle of French brandy and, are you ready -- $86 on a 1.75 liter bottle of American Gin. All using this Duty Calculator
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:30 PM   #22
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HOLY CRAP that is expensive. I calc'd a 1.75L bottle of 80proof whiskey with a value of $35. The duty was over $82.


Jesus Jenny that is outrageous. It would be cheaper to buy the booze in Canada.
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HOLY CRAP that is expensive. I calc'd a 1.75L bottle of 80proof whiskey with a value of $35. The duty was over $82.

Jesus Jenny that is outrageous. It would be cheaper to buy the booze in Canada.
That's the whole idea. Canada wants that tax. They don't care if you buy it in Canada or bring it with you as long as they get their pound of flesh.
The wild card is the individual officer, if he feels like doing the paperwork.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:05 PM   #24
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I called a BC liquor store and asked what the out the door price was on a bottle of bacardi -1.75 ltr was, $48 for the bottle, $56 for the leeches--$104!! how can those people put up with that cr%p? Talked to another boater who spends all summer in the Broutons with a WATERMAKER on board--dont look too close at the copper coils??!!
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Lots! For B.C., I calculated $21.00 on a $20 dollar bottle of French Wine and $54 dollars on a $30 dollar bottle of French brandy and, are you ready -- $86 on a 1.75 liter bottle of American Gin. All using this Duty Calculator
Why would you even bring that stuff with you, you can get it in any liquor store, plus get a discount of 25% on the dollar exchange.
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What's the Canadian duty on a 0.75 liter of wine brought across the border costing $2.50 in the US?
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:47 PM   #27
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They seem to be most concerned with alcohol and tobacco. Other than collecting tax money, what is the other reason for duty?

Do they want you to buy these things in Canada instead? Makes sense.

Or, are they afraid you'll sell these things to Canadians and they won't get any tax money? Makes less sense, but possible.

Or both?

Either way, why aren't they worried about the fuel I have on board? That has a lot more value than any amount of alcohol I'd ever take.

Also, they've asked a couple of times if I had any "gifts" for any Canadians. ???
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What's the Canadian duty on a 0.75 liter of wine brought across the border costing $2.50 in the US?
There is probably no duty on a bottle of wine of that value, just a mandatory pour-out!
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That's probably the best thing that could happen to a $2.50 bottle of wine.


Even Two Buck Chuck is now $3.
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Even Two Buck Chuck is now $3.
Bought three bottles of Chuck's at the local TJs at $2.49 today. This is our private stock. Guests get something more costly.
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We report via phone with our Nexus passes. I go out of my way to be at or under the limit. I don't want to detour a couple of hours for alcohol.
Good call ... same here.

FWIW ... one is suppose to be "clean" w/o any extras to declare when crossing the border under NEXUS privilege. Anything extra or complicated, use regular entry point/method and keep the NEXUS card in your wallet.
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Richard ...again things change that is no longer the case with Nexus. Just make your declaration as you would normally now.
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Richard ...again things change that is no longer the case with Nexus. Just make your declaration as you would normally now.
Thanks ... good to know.
Do you have a good link to current NEXUS rules/guidelines?
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Its a bit of a side track, but related.... We entered canada at Prince Ruper the other day, and the normally painless process was very drawn out. Aside from the fact that they couldn't figure out where I was even though I was at their dock calling on their dedicated phone..... I was grilled extensively about foods on board. My usual "ships stores" answer went nowhere. With avian flue on the uprise, apparently there are strict rules on bringing in any poultry products that are not canadian sources. I had eggs on board ( I had to go back to the boat, get all the eggs, and bring them to the phone with me and read off where they were from). He finally agreed to let me in provided I agreed to quarantine the eggs on the boat, including any shells, and only dispose of them once back in the US.
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Thanks ... good to know.
Do you have a good link to current NEXUS rules/guidelines?
See what I can find
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Its a bit of a side track, but related.... We entered canada at Prince Ruper the other day, and the normally painless process was very drawn out. Aside from the fact that they couldn't figure out where I was even though I was at their dock calling on their dedicated phone..... I was grilled extensively about foods on board. My usual "ships stores" answer went nowhere. With avian flue on the uprise, apparently there are strict rules on bringing in any poultry products that are not canadian sources. I had eggs on board ( I had to go back to the boat, get all the eggs, and bring them to the phone with me and read off where they were from). He finally agreed to let me in provided I agreed to quarantine the eggs on the boat, including any shells, and only dispose of them once back in the US.
What did he think you were going to do with your eggs. Give them to the natives. On the opposite side we've seen CPB confiscate someone's roast beef sandwich. I hoped he had money for another lunch.
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See what I can find ...
TIA ... we would like to read the official wording before changing our approach.

Sometime even the official CBSA rules are up to the individual officer's (mis?) interpretation. What can you do at the border, argue with a man/woman in charge? Like it happened recently to us bringing two approved plants from an approved US state into Canada. Nope ... we were told that no US dirt can cross the Canadian border. Do not ask how but at 3 am we turned around after an hour of delay already to dispose the US dirt on the US soil somehow. Once back after one more hour, we were declared clean and cleared the border ... it was fun!
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There is probably no duty on a bottle of wine of that value, just a mandatory pour-out!
Don`t tip it out, it might clean the heat exchanger.
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