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Old enough to know better and still young enough not to care.
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Just wanted to let anyone who has paid duty when importing a Pantera (25 years or more old) into Canada that after much digging and web-searching, I finally gave up and just called the nice people at Canada Customs and ASKED what the duty rate was on an antique car made in Italy. I was told there was NO DUTY if the car was 25 years old, regardless of where it was made.

Today, when bringing in my Mangusta, I was told I would pay 6.1% duty on it. I had to convince 3 border officials that there was no duty owed and they then called for verification and found I was right. Nice to know that they were more than happy to charge me a huge whack of money ILLEGALLY!

To make up for it they spent an hour trying to verify that I was telling the truth about the price I paid (I was).

My suggestion to any of you who did pay when importing a car is to file a request for repayment with them. I don't know the process, but there is one, for sure and you should get a refund.

Mark
 
Posts: 3115 | city, state or province, country: Ottawa, Ontario Canada | Registered: May 05, 2004Report This Post
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Hey Mark.

Thanks, dude! I just replied to your email. I am going to start the process of getting my money back!!!

EA
 
Posts: 466 | city, state or province, country: Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Registered: January 26, 2008Report This Post
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Update

Thanks to Mark, I called the Canadian Border Services Agency today and was told by two senior officials that ... YES ... you DO NOT have to pay duty when you import a car that is 25 years or older.

If you have already paid duty when importing your cat (like Doug and I did), you can make an Adjustment Request using this form:

http://cbsa.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/b2g.pdf

Just photocopy your Vehicle Import Form and your receipt for the duty paid (the blue Customs form) and send it off.

I will let you know how I make out ...

Thanks again, Mark!
 
Posts: 466 | city, state or province, country: Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Registered: January 26, 2008Report This Post
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Way to go Erik! Any time I can help take taxpayer money out of the hands of Government and put BACK WHERE IT BELONGS, I'm happy to help!

Mark
 
Posts: 3115 | city, state or province, country: Ottawa, Ontario Canada | Registered: May 05, 2004Report This Post
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YAHOOO !!!
Thanks to Mark and Erik this turned out to be a very good day.
Doug M
 
Posts: 531 | city, state or province, country: Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Registered: May 14, 2007Report This Post
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Just FYI, the same Canadian tariff exemption applies to replacement parts used on vehicles over 25 years old as well as the vehicle itself.
Just to save you some time in case there's a problem with an officer, the tariff exemption is chapter 99, section 9966.
 
Posts: 15 | city, state or province, country: Canada | Registered: November 16, 2006Report This Post
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Wow, this just gets better and better!

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9966.00.00 The following vehicles, manufactured more than 25 years prior to the date of importation, and articles for use solely or principally with those vehicles:

Motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (other than vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow, golf cars and similar vehicles, and dumpers designed for off-highway use); Fire fighting vehicles; Motorcycles (including mopeds), cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor,
and side cars.

Duty Free


SWEET! Thanks for posting that section number.
 
Posts: 3115 | city, state or province, country: Ottawa, Ontario Canada | Registered: May 05, 2004Report This Post
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Chalk one up for the good guys ...

I just received a big fat cheque from the Canadian government, who did INDEED charge duty on my Pantera when NO DUTY should have been paid.

Thanks a ton, Mark. I owe you a cold brew!
 
Posts: 466 | city, state or province, country: Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Registered: January 26, 2008Report This Post
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Chalk ANOTHER one up for the good guys...

I just received my big fat cheque from the Canadian government.

Thanks to Mark and Erik. I owe you both a cold one!
 
Posts: 531 | city, state or province, country: Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Registered: May 14, 2007Report This Post

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9966.00.00 The following vehicles, manufactured more than 25 years prior to the date of importation, and articles for use solely or principally with those vehicles:

Motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (other than vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow, golf cars and similar vehicles, and dumpers designed for off-highway use); Fire fighting vehicles; Motorcycles (including mopeds), cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor,
and side cars.

Duty Free

I pulled up this thread as I am shipping some tail light housings to BC.

As some of you found out, because vehicles older than 25 years are exempt, the importation of your Pantera should have been duty free. Big refund.

But if I am reading this right, parts used solely or principally on qualified 25 year-old vehicles are also exempt. And while the date of manufacture is noted in relation the vehicles, there is no such reference applied to the date of manufacture of PARTS for those vehicles.

So, Pantera specific items, or part numbers, even if made recently, should also be exempt from import duty fees.

Am I reading this correctly?

Armed with this information, I bet you could argue the point that ANYTHING coming from a Pantera vendor (since they only sell items for 25 year-old cars) and other items (such as Jon Haas' Pantera Electronics items, Fluidyne radiators made for Panteras, etc) should also be exempt from duty tax.

Have any of you tried out, or inquired about, this angle on the regulations?

Larry
 
Posts: 3231 | city, state or province, country: Fresno, California | Registered: February 26, 2005Report This Post
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