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Old 02-07-2016, 03:50 PM   #11
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I understand that there is no duty on items for personal use. Escape does not have a duty on what suppliers in the U.S. sell them? That applies to businesses also?
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:56 PM   #12
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No duty. From Wiki:

The goal of NAFTA was to eliminate barriers to trade and investment between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The implementation of NAFTA on January 1, 1994 brought the immediate elimination of tariffs on more than one-half of Mexico's exports to the U.S. and more than one-third of U.S. exports to Mexico. Within 10 years of the implementation of the agreement, all U.S.-Mexico tariffs would be eliminated except for some U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico that were to be phased out within 15 years.[10] Most U.S.-Canada trade was already duty-free. NAFTA also seeks to eliminate non-tariff trade barriers and to protect the intellectual property right of the products.
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:02 PM   #13
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Thanks, Glenn. Even when I talked to a border person, she acted as if there would be a duty even on our items being sent up. And what I saw looked as if there were a duty on items for businesses. Guess not.
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It depends where the item was manufactured. If made in the US or Mexico, then no tariff.
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:23 PM   #15
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Yes, I do know they asked about that.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:23 PM   #16
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I understand that there is no duty on items for personal use. Escape does not have a duty on what suppliers in the U.S. sell them? That applies to businesses also?
The only significance of "personal use" is
  1. travelers can carry items for their use during a trip, which they are taking back at the end of the visit
  2. travelers are exempted from duty on a limited value of stuff they back home from a trip (amount depending on type of stuff and duration of trip)
As others have explained, although neither of these apply to businesses, stuff made within a NAFTA country doesn't get charged duty crossing between NAFTA countries anyway, so there's no exemption needed.
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I was referring more to imports by mail where I saw something on no duty for imports for personal use. Canadians, however, travelling back home can import items for personal use made in Canada, the U.S. or Mexico with no duty, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.

I was talking to the border about what I had seen in regulations about personal use, about what we were having sent by mail and that it was for personal use to be installed in a trailer. The agent said that they would have no way of knowing that at the border when a package is received. We were not, however, charged any duty that I know.
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