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Note to Canadian Customers

We are providing some basic Shipping Information to our Canadian Customers.  We cannot guarantee this information is complete or accurate, though it is our intent.  Please check with your local agencies for the most accurate and comprehensive information:

FedEx Canada #(800) 263-8125                                             Canadian Border Services Agency #(506) 636-5064

Customer Choice

Our customers choose their shipping carrier during checkout.  Our customer is responsible for payment of GST/HST and Customs Fees.  These are in addition to the shipping fees they pay Waterbirth Solutions.

HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) & GST (Goods and Services Tax)

As of January, 2012 the Canadian Border Agency has stated that all orders crossing into Canada from the US are subject to the effective GST or HST tax of the Province.  This tax is assessed on the value of the merchandise.  Shipping costs are not taxed by this GST/HST tax, however below Customs costs are subject to the tax. 

 

CUSTOMS – Entry Preparation

In addition to this GST/HST tax, the Canadian government requires orders over $20 in value to be assigned a Customs Broker, to prepare the paperwork and collect the tax.  Depending on which shipping method you choose, the brokerage fee could vary considerably.

 

US POSTAL SERVICE FEES

If you choose US Postal Service during checkout, the Postal Service will charge a flat brokerage fee (estimate at $8.50 CAD).  So when they deliver your package the Postal Service will require payment of your local GST/HST + $8.50 CAD.

 

FedEx International Ground

If you choose FedEx International Ground during checkout, FedEx will include Brokerage Service + a 2.5% Bond Fee* + COD fee of $4.25 CAD + GST/HST of your Province. 

 

*Minimums apply.

 

SHIPPING TIME

While speaking with the Canadian Border Agency, they mentioned that while US Postal Service will take 1 day to arrive at the Canadian border, the Canadian Post can take up to 2-6 weeks to deliver a package.  On the US Postal website, Priority Mail is stated to take 6-10 Days to deliver to a customer.  There are no guarantees of delivery time and we are not responsible for delays related to Canadian Postal Service or Canadian Customs.

FedEx International Ground is FedEx’s least expensive service and takes roughly 5 working days to cross the country.  We are located in NW Washington, so BC is 2-3 days, Alberta is 4-6 days and Ontario is aprox. 7 days away. 
 

US Postal Service Priority Shipment Example to Ontario, Canada

$45.50 order placed ($24.75 USPS shipping chosen) = $70.25 USD paid to Waterbirth Solutions, Inc.

Item ships to Canada via USPS, at border (all are CAD currency):

·          $8.50 Entry Preparation Fee (assessed by Postal Service)

·          $0.43 5% Tax on the above Fee (assessed by Canadian Government)

·          $5.97 13% GST/HST Tax on Product Value of $45.50 (assessed by Canadian Government)

$14.90 Total GST/HST and Custom Fees

 

FedEx International Ground Shipment Example to Ontario, Canada

$45.50 order placed ($24.75 FedEx International Ground shipping chosen) = $70.25 USD paid to Waterbirth Solutions.

Item ships to Canada via FedEx International Ground, at border (all are CAD currency):

·          $0 Entry Preparation Fee (included in FedEx shipping charge)

·          $5.85 Bond Fee (assessed by FedEx)

·          $1.48 5% Tax on the above Fees (assessed by Canadian Government)

·          $5.97 13% GST/HST Tax on Product Value of $45.50 (assessed by Canadian Government)

$13.30 Total GST/HST and Custom Fees