I have shipped a lot of card to Canada, but now I have a different type of question. My wife has a friend living in Canada. She is making her a quilt and plans to send it to her as a gift. She doesn't want the woman to have to pay duty for receiving a gift and I wasn't sure how to advise her.
How should she label the customs form to avoid duties? Since the quilt is being given as a gift, can she determine the value based on the materials used to make it? Should she actually list it as a quilt, or will that make it too much of a target to possibly be stolen?
As you know, I live in Montreal and I can confirm canadian duties
can tax any package with a value of $100 CAD or more (amount written
on the US Export Green slip). The duty is $2.50(?) + 14% in sales taxes.
(approximate tax rate, varies from provinces to provinces).