[meteorite-list] Fw: Canadian Members re: Importing meteorites!

From: tett <tett_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:29 2004
Message-ID: <3B439F18.1178ACFD_at_bmts.com>


I have imported at least 40 meteorites in the past year from the States and have
never paid GST or other taxes. It is important to have the packages labeled
with "mineral sample" (which is the truth) instead of meteorite. Labeled as
meteorite would invariably attract attention.

Scary that you would get dinged these extra charges.

Owen Sound, Ontario

Ed Majden wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ed Majden <epmajden_at_home.com>
> To: <meteorites_at_space.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 11:50 AM
> Subject: Canadian Members re: Importing meteorites!
> > I just received in the mail, a Tagish Lake micro mount from Alaska.
> For
> > the first time ever, I was charged GST and Provincial Tax on the specimen
> > plus a cross border handling fee of $5:00. Has this happened to any other
> > Canadian when importing meteorite samples from outside of the country?
> This
> > is VERY annoying as meteorites are usually priced in US dollars subjecting
> > us to high exchange rates and now these other charges! This of course is
> > NOT the fault of the dealer but our restrictive import and postal laws.
> :-(
> > Any comments?
> >
> > Ed
> >
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Received on Wed 04 Jul 2001 06:56:24 PM PDT

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