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Jessimaaka March 22nd, 2013 04:15 PM

Federal Import Tarriffs
Will this have an effect on your purchases? In particular, on-line ones? Right now it is only on items like sporting goods and baby clothes.

Essentially the same thing item will have a more similar price to the US (that is the plan anyways).

Tariff drop could lead to cheaper sporting goods | CTV Kitchener News

2pinks&ablue March 22nd, 2013 04:41 PM

Re: Federal Import Tarriffs
I haven't heard or read much about it, but I have a hard time thinking it will come to pass like they want it too.

magz88 March 22nd, 2013 09:11 PM

Re: Federal Import Tarriffs
No, I don't really buy either of those items online.

crunchywannabe March 23rd, 2013 12:53 AM

Re: Federal Import Tarriffs
I don't know if it'll actually make enough difference for us.

We like to buy local and would prefer to 'buy canadian' when we can... but driving 1-2 hours and paying more $$$ makes it almost impossible. Unless we are staying in the states for a few days it's usually not worth it to purchase clothing because of taxes when crossing back across the border.

If they could make all products comparable in price I would be buying more in Canada.... for example lumber bought in the states with a maple leaf stamp (imported to America from BC) costs less than the same lumber in Canada... where there was no import fees etc.. explain how that's normal. This should have been addressed long ago!

Jessimaaka March 23rd, 2013 03:40 AM

Re: Federal Import Tarriffs
That's so weird Kalynn!

I like the idea in theory, but not sure how they will implement it and if it will make a difference. So much red tape.

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