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    Anyone from Canada ordered directly from Fotoimpex?

    Hi All,

    I was considergin ordering some MCC paper and some film from Fotoimpex in Berlin.

    The exchange rate/prices are a bit better than ordering from freestyle.

    Does anyone has experience with that? Customs fee if any?

    Thanks!

    J

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    Never ordered from them but in my experience anything under $100 usually gets through CSBA without charges.
    "While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"

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    No duty, 5% GST plus provincial tax, if any, and a $5 fee from Canada Post (if it's sent by mail). Strictly speaking anything over $25 Canadian is subject to tax. I haven't had the good luck that thebanana has - I just ordered some fountain pen stuff from the UK and it was taxed, even though the purchase was only 26 UK pounds.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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    It's definitely hit and miss.
    "While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"

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    No duty, 5% GST plus provincial tax, if any, and a $5 fee from Canada Post (if it's sent by mail). Strictly speaking anything over $25 Canadian is subject to tax.

    And it doesn't matter where it's coming from, really. I've ordered photo stuff from all over the world (UK, Germany, US, Japan, etc) and most times I have to pay something, but once in a while, I don't. Just assume that you'll have to, and be grateful if you don't.
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    I ordered $300 worth of film from Germany once and paid $80 in duty and taxes. Quite a shock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    I ordered $300 worth of film from Germany once and paid $80 in duty and taxes. Quite a shock!
    Were you using Post or UPS ?

    That worries me a little bit...

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    Use post, not couriers - they ding you on charges.

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    Post. Always avoid UPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    I ordered $300 worth of film from Germany once and paid $80 in duty and taxes. Quite a shock!
    If they charged you duty, it would have been wise to appeal the assessment. Film is not dutiable.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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