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Importing sails into Canada

I may soon have a need for a new furling genoa for our Ontario 32 (360 sq.ft). Have patched existing one up for now, but thinking about getting new one.

There are several offshore sailmakers that advertise on line. I did get a couple of quotations a few years back, but never did figure out just what the Total Cost would be.

Is there Duty on sails made in places like China, Hong Kong and Thailand? Other than duty, freight, HST, are there any other costs?

Anyone compared pricing with Canadian saillofts?
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Even with the added costs, it still a bit cheaper, ie: $2000 vs $2500 for headsail for my 27 footer. You need to do your own measurements which takes and hour or so.
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Do you know what the duty rate is?
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Re: Importing sails into Canada

If you brought a boat across the line it would be 9.5%.. not sure that accessories are different.

There is a calculator here:

https://www.crossbordershopping.ca/c...uty-calculator

but it's a bit too basic.. on a $1000 USD jetski duty was $127 CDN after currency conversion - for a $1000 set of golf clubs it's $100 CDN so it does vary.

Best to call them for the accurate info.

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That free health care works pretty good......
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That free health care works pretty good......
Actually the health system works pretty well, but who said it was free, we pay for it in a variety of ways. A better use of our taxes than buying cruise missiles to be dropped on some country (or just kept in storage).

Back to the OP, the duty is 16% according to

https://www.dutycalculator.com/dc/10...-canada-is-16/

Some far east sailmakers have Canadian agents who look after the import. They would quote in Canadian dollars including duty and shipping. We bought two North sails and they were made in Sri Lanka of all places. I think they only make 'fancier' sails in North America.
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After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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