I'm a Canadian citizen who is self-employed who regularly employs the services of others to produce some of the merchandise I sell. I've recently been getting items made by someone in the US, who produces the items themselves. I know that, under some circumstances, NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) can make it that I don't have to pay duties when importing these items. However, I can't find specific information to explain what situations these are. Can anyone help me out? [more inside]
I am shipping a container of household effects from the United States to Ireland, where I am a resident. I have been resident in Ireland since 2012 and so I am not eligible for relief from customs duty that is available if your goods are shipped within 12 months of your move to Ireland. [more inside]
Has anyone ever bought an item from overseas and had to pay a tariff upon delivery? Any idea how this is assessed? All the websites about this are so vague. If I'm spending $160 on an item, should I expect to pay a lot?
I ordered something from China, and now I need to return it. If you've done this, do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
I have four or five items that belong to me (worth a few hundred dollars each) that I'll be taking with me to Mexico. On my return, I want to leave them with my Mexican colleagues. How does this work with things like 'duty' and 'import' and all that? [more inside]
Self defeating thoughts make it hard to get things done. I want to be able to enjoy my time at school, but my low self confidence causes a lot of anxiety. Is there a way I can shift my perspective? [more inside]
Help me find an article about using a point system to establish guilt or innocence. I read the article several years ago and the author was advocating a point system to establish guilt. I believe he dissected the evidence given during a major trial and awarded points based on the evidence. The idea was that some evidence was rewarded more points, especially if it was independently verifiable.
Me and 3 friends were matchmade (not invited) into a hacked Dominion match on COD Ghosts for x360, and now all of our quad profiles, including locked ones, are max prestige. I've reported the incident thoroughly -- is it okay to play this way, having done all that? [more inside]
CopFilter: Years ago I read in a book that cops have a box that they keep in their lockers. The idea is that if they are ever killed in the line of duty, that their partner would get the box and destroy it. I can't, for the life of me remember what the name for this sort of box is called, and what was traditionally kept in it. Can anyone who would be in a position to know help me out?
It appears my Dad is in the process of dying - I'm mostly okay with that, but really struggling with the rest of my family. Could use some words of wisdom. [more inside]
Tell me all the secrets of voir dire. [more inside]
A soon-to-be nine year old has asked for Call of Duty for his birthday. What else could I get him? [more inside]
What to do about a close friend who seems to have become an alcoholic--and cemented his new status of "repeatedly gets so drunk he black-outs" in my mind by telling me details of his sexual fantasies involving myself and his wife (my former best friend)? Bonus features: super long background story! [more inside]
Best sites for Canadians to buy headphones? [more inside]
US Marine Corps: Active Duty vs. Reserves: My partner wants to be an active duty Marine but his only option may be to join the reserves. Mefites, what is your expierence with active duty vs. reserves, and how can I help him cope with his disapointment? [more inside]
Three questions: (1) How many current civil service employees are also reserve/national guard members, (2) How many current civil service employees were also active duty military service members, and (3) How many of both groups retired from the military? I've been to DOD, the Census, OPM ... I'm not having much luck.
How do I pay customs tax and duties when flying into Canada? [more inside]
What happens if you are picked to serve jury duty on a very long trial (2 - 6 months)? [more inside]
Just got a notice to show cause why I shouldn't be fined or jailed for not showing up for jury duty...WTF! [more inside]
Can you recommend some software that will automagically create a decent work schedule? [more inside]
If a person gives two weeks notice at a job, but those two weeks include potential jury duty, should you extend the two weeks notice to, say, three? Or is two weeks sufficient, since the employer still gets the full two weeks to find a replacement, whether I'm there or not?
Things I should've been able to figure out by myself but can't Filter: How do I register and submit my artwork to a Canadian art show while living in the US? Help me figure out how to write and mail a check, mail my artwork, and pay whatever duty charge there might be. [more inside]
How can a teen deal with bothersome family elders while staying polite? [more inside]
Depression and jury duty. [more inside]
I live in Vancouver, Canada and I am going to the U.S. for the day this weekend. I want to know if it's in fact true, that you can bring groceries back into Canada without paying duty or customs fees? [more inside]
CustomsFilter: I shipped something to Canada and messed up the declared value. How do I calculate what the recipient will have to pay? [more inside]
Returning to the States from Austria with electronic equipment: What to worry about at customs? [more inside]
How do you ship an electronic item (iPhone) with a non-removable battery out of India? It's labelled as a "dangerous item." [more inside]
I just got a notice that I have been selected for jury duty and will need to be available during a 10-day period during the middle of October. If I can't get out of it, what can I expect during this time frame? [more inside]
I want to get out of jury service, but I refuse to lie. [more inside]
What's the truth behind duty-free shops? Are they always a bad deal? Or is there some stuff that's good to buy, and other stuff you should always avoid?
How do I get out of jury duty? [more inside]
Where can I find more information (and screenshots) about the motion graphic intermissions of Call of Duty 4? [more inside]
What happens if you order alcohol from one EU country (Italy) to be delivered to another EU country (the UK)? [more inside]
Is it feasible to ship liquor from Europe to the US? [more inside]
A question about UK/European tax/duty and shopping abroad... [more inside]