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Old 10-15-2017, 06:21 AM
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Had my kits shipped progressively to a terminal in Detroit, loaded the crates in my truck and crossed the border, declared their value and paid the tax. Only paperwork I had was Van's invoice to confirm value. Super easy.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:27 AM
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You should have no problem as long as the kits are yours, not sure how you would make out clearing for a friend.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:29 AM
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you sure can broker it yourself as I did years ago now!? Most kits were straight forward but the "finishing kit" as I recall was more of an issue because of how Van's listed the contents of the kit (I don't have the paperwork in front of me....pm me if you want more details). Customs was going to charge me a LOT of money for the import (GST,PST and duty). As I recall I had to prove that the parts were not available in Canada and that the kit did not contain all fiberglass which for some reason cost more to import/ship.
I guess what I am trying to say is that the cost saving might be substantial ($800-$125) in my case, which you may not be able to contest if a certified broker does the paperwork or at least would be as much hassle as doing it yourself in the first place.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:34 AM
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Ditto, as Tom says re:UPS doing the brokerage..!
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:34 AM
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Ditto, as Tom says re:UPS doing the brokerage..!

And just in case the message isn't getting across, do NOT, under any circumstances, let UPS do the brokerage. They were horribly expensive (and useless!) when I was building my RV-8 15 years ago, and they haven't gotten any better now that I'm building my Bearhawk.
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