How to fight a Revenue Canada imposed tax on an imported product?
October 17, 2006 6:12 AM Subscribe
My sig others import business got tagged at the border by RevCan for a 74% import duty. What can we do about this?
posted by fox_terrier_guy to law & government (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife runs a small import business bringing in a specialized line of footwear actually made in China, but imported through the US. Up to this point in time the shipments have been small (less than 1500 dollars value), and so have not raised any issues with RevCan. Due to a recent upsurge in business, a shipment was sent whose total value was about 2500 dollars Cdn, and the (rodentile ignoramuses @) Revenue Canada slapped a 74%duty on the boots. According to UPS the shipment was "red flagged".
Our understanding is that now RevCan will red flag every shipment, and apply this 74% import duty on each shipment.
So, how can we fight this insanity designed to make welfare cases of us? Obviously, keeping the value of the shipments at less than 1500 dollars is inhibiting the growth of her business.