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Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:33 PM
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i just got a letter today saying that if i go get my 500g of naklah DA i will have to pay 186.89$, how much is the tobbacco tax supposed to be in canada?!

if i did my math right thats 667% tax

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Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Holy SHITE!!!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:57 PM
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I live in canada and customs are really a pain to avoid. Here are my tricks :
-Go with a smaller vendor, one that does his invoices by hand (PM me if you want recommandations)
-Ask the vendor to mark down the value of the items and possibly not mark it down as tobacco but something like "fruit shisha molasses"
-Have it shipped through Regular Postal service...Just like your grandma would do if she sent you some sweet fruit molasses for christmas.

Having said that, now that you have to pay for your package, you can always get your package, pay the duties and the fill a complaint to Customs Canada. You'll have a lot of paperwork to do, but you should be able to have them re-evaluate your file. Shisha is not well understood by custom agents. You'll have to explain that the net weight of your package is mainly molasses and not tobacco.

Hope this helps you out !
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
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I am sorry for you freind
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 02:33 PM
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crap on a stick !!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 02:35 PM
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I live in canada and customs are really a pain to avoid. Here are my tricks :
-Go with a smaller vendor, one that does his invoices by hand (PM me if you want recommandations)
-Ask the vendor to mark down the value of the items and possibly not mark it down as tobacco but something like "fruit shisha molasses"
-Have it shipped through Regular Postal service...Just like your grandma would do if she sent you some sweet fruit molasses for christmas.

Having said that, now that you have to pay for your package, you can always get your package, pay the duties and the fill a complaint to Customs Canada. You'll have a lot of paperwork to do, but you should be able to have them re-evaluate your file. Shisha is not well understood by custom agents. You'll have to explain that the net weight of your package is mainly molasses and not tobacco.

Hope this helps you out !


Or, have someone send you tobacco "The Egyptian" way ...... ask around here and u'll know how clever it is
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:54 PM
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You guys and your customs workaround posts....watch what you say!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 05:42 PM
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Hope everything works out for you, that sounds rough.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 06:01 PM
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Another one bites the dust!

If I get this right, now is a bad time to order tobacco?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 06:11 PM
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WOWOW! 667% are u serious!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 06:24 PM
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Wow, has be a clerical error, what was the declared value?. I had a shipper that used to ship with the most creative label descriptions, it helped that the company name, required on the label of course, sounded nothing like a tobacco / smoke shop.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 06:28 PM
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I got done here in Oz. $350 per kg of duty. The kilo cost me $50 and then I had to pay the $350 in customs duty. I feel for you.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 06:32 PM
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wow thats ridiculous!
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 10:24 AM
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thats really weird when i ordered my hookah and 2 50gm boxes of romman and 3 250gm of al fakher i only payed 22 dollars in customs fees they must have made a mistake somehow
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