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Canadian Duty and Excise Tax

January 25, 2013 4:13:13 AM

I been thinking of selling my ASUS motherboard toward a Canadian buyer. I was looking in the USPS website on custom rules and observations list. I came across this:

"7. Goods valued under 20 Canadian dollars are duty and excise tax exempt. Goods over 20 Canadian dollars will be subject to the applicable duties and excise taxes. Gift shipments received by mail that are valued under 60 Canadian dollars are duty and excise tax exempt. "

What is this? i thought NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) stopped this sort of import tax on the Canadian side. So if i sell my ASUS 990FX motherboard for $130, the Canadian buyer will have to pay a duty and excise tax, aka import tax? (assuming that i don't list on the customs as a 'gift' and price below $60).

I hope anyone with insight can help me understand.