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cet

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bgjj, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. bgjj

    bgjj Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    You paid the Gst and Brokerage fees at the border and just handed customs paper work from SnowPlowSupply.com, is that how it worked? or did you have to find a broker?
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    There are broker offices at the border. We made the arrangements ahead of time. We paid the broker their fee and the GST a couple of days before. When you get to the border you go to the brokers office and they give you the necessary paperwork. You then take this paper work to the customs office and hand it in. They process it and call your name, they may want to see the stuff they may not. In my case they just gave me back my paper work and that was it. You are acting as a bonded carrier bringing the goods into Canada through the broker. I am pretty sure our broker was called PPB. If you do this you need to go through the truckers lane at the border. I went through the regular passenger vehicle part. I got chewed out by customes for being in the wrong place but that was all.
     
  3. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,795

    Could you double check on the brokers name and let us know. I am thinking of going down in about two weeks and want to get everything set up.
    THanks,

    Jon
     
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I was close.

    PBB Global Logistics
    1 Bridge St.
    Point Edward, Ontario
    N7V 4J5
    519-337-7501
    Fax 519-332-3317

    www.pbb.com
     
  5. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,795

    Was it called PBB Global Logistics?
     
  6. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,795

    whoops, thanks!
     
  7. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,795

    What kind of costs were involved? I will be buying 4 Blizzards in NYS, and don't want the cost of the import to overrule the savings by buying in the states.
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    There are no costs. They come into the country duty free.
    The Blizzards come in a crate if you are doing cash and carry. Easy to transport.
     
  9. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,795

    So PBB doesn't have a fee? Also, I am not looking at having them installed in Canada. I am looking at having them installed in the states and then driving back with them on. Is that an issue? I have a friend who is going to be installing them for me in his shop in NYS, and I then want to drive back to Toronto.

    Thanks for your help.

    Jon
     
  10. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70

    You can also go into the customes and do the paper work your self. Takes 5 min at the computer terminal. They are not supposed to help you, but if you fill in a field wrong they will often correct it for you, I have done this many times and saved alot of headaches.
     
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    PBB's fee was $224.17 including the GST.
     
  12. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Not to sure of this but I think it is worth looking into.
    Under NAFTA there should be no import fees but there may be a GST tax.

    That is what I thought NAFTA was suspose to cover, anything made in the USA or Canada could cross the border with no import fees but if it was made outside one of the countrys there is duty due on it.