Oct 30 2009

Are there any duty on computers, laptops, printers, cellphone?

Published by at 8:01 am under Cross border shopping

The most popular goods often invoke the most questions.

What’s the duty rate for computers, laptops, netbooks, printers (ink-jet printers), printer parts, scanners, photocopiers, hard-disks, monitors, modems, routers, switches?  And what about other gadgets such as cell phones, battery chargers, power supplies and controllers, video games, Digital cameras, TV cameras and video recorders?

The good news is that they are all free from duty.

What about the multi-functional units, such as a HP printer/scanner/copier?

This is covered in category: 8443.31.00 00 – -Machines which perform two or more of the functions of printing, copying or facsimile transmission, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network.

Printer, scanner and copier are all free of duty individually. And there’s no duty when they are combined.


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5 Responses to “Are there any duty on computers, laptops, printers, cellphone?”

  1. Prashanth GopalanNo Gravataron 20 Jan 2010 at 11:23 am

    What about for goods like iPods, or SmartPhones like the new Google NexusOne? That’s not even sold in Canada, so if I want one, I need to go to the States and buy one –> would they add duty to it?


  2. RobNo Gravataron 06 Apr 2010 at 4:16 pm

    You say “laptops, netbooks, printers” are all free from duty.

    But how can that be.. many parts of the computer are chips and circuit boards from Asia. I’d assume even if you bought your laptop from the US, it would still be foreign parts in it.


  3. Lucas ParkerNo Gravataron 10 May 2010 at 1:43 am

    When buying Cellphone Batteries make sure that you are not getting those chinese fakes and knockoffs.’~*


  4. ManhattonfNo Gravataron 06 Sep 2010 at 12:21 am

    They Free of Duty! In our country Government get 10% Duty.
    If i can buy without Duty, The price will be so small.

    Any way thanks for the Info


  5. KimNo Gravataron 07 Jan 2011 at 11:26 pm

    My brother in law is going to Buffalo to have winter tire put on a vehicle and was told that he will not have to pay duty coming back home. I am wondering if this is correct.


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