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Shipping Wakeboard Ballast To Canada!


WakeMAKERS is excited to announce less expensive shipping services for our Canadian customers. Riders north of the US deserve the same fast and affordable access to the full line of WakeMAKERS wakeboard ballast gear available to our customers in the United States. We've worked hard to reduce our costs, so you can get the best possible wake out of your boat without spending more than you would locally, and without waiting for weeks to get your gear.

Why Buy Wakeboard Ballast From WakeMAKERS?
There are many reasons to buy your wakeboard ballast from WakeMAKERS.com, but here are a few specifically for our Canadian customers.

  • - You'll save money by buying your ballast at WakeMAKERS.com and having us ship it directly to your door, even when you factor in the cost of shipping. We are able to maintain lower prices based on the the fact that we do not charge any sales taxes on our side of the border coupled with the great exchange rates because of a strong CAD.
  • - You get the convenience of shopping from your couch, with delivery to your door in just a few days.
  • - Get access to our ballast experts and their experience generating the best possible wake behind your particular boat make and model.

Every order ships within 24 hours (click here for more information on availability and shipping) and is typically delivered within 3 – 14 business days depending on the shipping method selected. We offer UPS Standard, UPS Expedited and UPS Express International or USPS Priority International (Parcel Post) shipping options. Orders shipped to Canada will be shipped with Duties and Taxes due on delivery (that's the law). NOTE: UPS Standard is subject to BROKERAGE.

International Shipping to Canada
USPS Priority International 4-10 Business Days
UPS Standard (Subject to BROKERAGE) 3-7 Business Days
UPS Expedited 2-4 Business Days
UPS Worldwide Express Saver 1-2 Business Day

UPS Canada Brokerage Information: (All rates are in Canadian funds and rates do not include applicable duties or taxes.)

UPS Canada Standard Brokerage Rates
Value for Duty Brokerage Fees
$0.00 to $20.00 FREE
$20.01 to $40.00 $6.90
$40.01 to $100.00 $19.00
$100.01 to $200.00 $28.30
$200.01 to $350.00 $36.70
$350.01 to $500.00 $41.20
$500.01 to $750.00 $46.85
$750.01 to $1000.00 $52.40
$1000.01 to $1250.00 $58.05
$1250.01 to $1600.00 $61.70
$1600.01 to $5000.00 $65.00

Disbursement Fees:
Customers are responsible for payment of duties and taxes. When funds are not provided in advance by the customer, and UPS pays the duties and taxes on the importer’s behalf, a fee of 2.7% (minimum $5.85) of the amount advanced by UPS will be charged in addition to Entry Preparation Fees. To avoid Disbursement Fees, call 1-800-PICK-UPS® and ask about our pre-payment or Electronic Funds Transfer payment plans.

Canada Duty & Tax Information:
Just about everything individuals import into Canada is subject to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of five percent. The GST is calculated after customs duties have been applied.
You will also have to pay the applicable Canadian Provincial Sales Tax (PST) or Quebec Sales Tax (QST). The provincial retail sales tax rates vary from province to province, as do the goods and services to which the tax is applied and the way the tax is applied.
In Canadian provinces with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and British Columbia), you'll be charged the HST, rather than separate GST and provincial sales tax.

Further information can be found on the Customs website cbsa.gc.ca. Should you require further information relating to importing goods please contact the Canadian Customs Center.

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