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sticky Canadian Shoppers: US Mattresses Will Now Cost You More!

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02 Jul 2018 05:19 #1 by MFC

As of July 1 2018, Mattresses and Pillows coming from the USA will be hit with a 10% tariff from the federal government when entering Canada.

www.cbc.ca/news/politics/list-tariff-items-cost-more-1.4728955

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03 Jul 2018 05:59 #2 by John667

Is it 10% of total price + normal duties or was it duty free and now it cost 10%?

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03 Jul 2018 07:49 - 03 Jul 2018 07:51 #3 by MFC

Hi John667,

It looks like it will be charged 10% on the cost of the item when it hits the border. Mattresses that are made in the USA still fall under NAFTA and are exempt from duties until now. As a Canadian you will still be charged broker fees and your province's taxes by the carrier to claim your package.
In the end we all end up paying for trade wars more here

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03 Jul 2018 11:30 #4 by John667

Let's say I buy a $1000 US mattress, how much should it cost total?

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04 Jul 2018 03:54 - 04 Jul 2018 03:56 #5 by MFC

HI John667

The tariff on 1000$ should be 100$.

Other cost to consider if buying a mattress from the USA:
Convert 1000$ USD into Canadian = 1314$ (as of 4/7/2018)
Brokers Fees = from 75$ to 125$ depending on carrier
In order to fall under NAFTA and be exempt from Duties you manufacturer will have to send a certificate of origin along with the mattress, if not you'll have to pay duties.
Finally provincial taxes that are around 15%


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All the Best!

Mario

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04 Jul 2018 12:59 #6 by John667

Thanks, great information!

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06 Jul 2018 04:34 #7 by MFC

Hi John667,

You're welcome!

Another point to consider:
If ever your mattress needs to be returned to the manufacturer for warranty issue, you will have to deal with paper work and brokers fees going in and out of the USA.

All the best!

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04 Oct 2018 18:11 #8 by WhyIsMattressShoppingSoDifficult

Just to finish the math (correct this if it's wrong please):
- price 1314.00 CAD (1000.00 USD)
- tariff 131.40 CAD
- broker fees 100.00 CAD (75.00 to 125.00)
- sales tax 197.10 CAD (assuming it's just on the base price)
- duties 0.00 CAD (if no problems there, no idea how much they would be otherwise anyway)
Total: 1742.50 CAD

So...add around 75% to the US price!

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06 Oct 2018 14:52 #9 by Phoenix

Hi WhyIsMattressShoppingSoDifficult.

Thanks for chiming and adding your break down of mattress costs for Canadian shoppers. :)

Phoenix


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