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Old 04-30-2017, 09:51 AM   #1
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Bringing wine to Osoyoos

Here is my situation, we are stopping in Napa Valley, Ca on our way to Osoyoos to pick up a case of custom wine made by a relative. It will have our own custom label with a picture of Prairie Schooner. I wanted to hand some out to Tammy and Reace and associates as well as return home with the remaining..
According to customs I'm only allowed 2 bottles. So do I declare the other 10 bottles, pay a tax when coming thru customs to Osoyoos and what happens when I return with the remaining bottles that have been taxed already? What do those who purchase wine there and return to US declare and pay a tax. Where do I find these amount of tariff, if there is one?
Thanks for any help on this....
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:07 AM   #2
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There is a Canadian alcohol duty calculator on the internet.
Assuming a 750 ml bottle of wine , at 14% alcohol , valued at $10 CND from the USA , the duty is $11.21 CND per bottle
We brought an extra 1 Ltr bottle of brandy into Canada one year for our fishing trip and the duty was well over $20 .
We only paid $10 for the bottle in the US so the total cost for the one bottle of brandy was well in excess of $30.
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I understand your motivation, but isn't bringing wine to Osoyoos a bit like bringing coals to New Castle?
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So when I return back to US 3 days later, I can fill out paper work for refund on unopened bottles?
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I understand your motivation, but isn't bringing wine to Osoyoos a bit like bringing coals to New Castle?
I'm not bringing it, I will have it in the car, picked up in California, for my trip home.
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So when I return back to US 3 days later, I can fill out paper work for refund on unopened bottles?
We've brought beer and spirits that we've paid Canadian duty on , back into the US when returning from our Fishing trip in Canada and never received any refund of the duty we paid.
Not saying it's not possible , just my experience
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So if you are coming up to the Canada Customs window - will they even ask about alcohol ...don't they just ask about firearms ....
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I just need to know if I must "declare" the wine? Everything I read is about consuming within the province, not bringing in and then taking it back out without consumption!!
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I just need to know if I must "declare" the wine? Everything I read is about consuming within the province, not bringing in and then taking it back out without consumption!!
Maybe ... just maybe ......you could find a great little hiding spot beside the road .....you could tell us - we'll go check up on it for you !
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There is a Canadian alcohol duty calculator on the internet.
Assuming a 750 ml bottle of wine , at 14% alcohol , valued at $10 CND from the USA , the duty is $11.21 CND per bottle
We brought an extra 1 Ltr bottle of brandy into Canada one year for our fishing trip and the duty was well over $20 .
We only paid $10 for the bottle in the US so the total cost for the one bottle of brandy was well in excess of $30.
This calculator is for Canadian citizens returning to Canada with items purchased outside. Maybe there is no tariff??
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