I knew a guy who ordered $300 speakers from the US because of the low price. The delivery man told him the duty fee: over $100! If he didn't pay, then he wouldn't get the speakers. So, he ponied up.
A U.S. proposal for Mexico and Canada to vastly raise the value of online purchases that can be imported duty-free from stores like Amazon.com and eBay is emerging as a flashpoint in an upcoming renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal.
Vulnerable industries like footwear, textiles and bricks and mortar retail in Mexico and Canada are pushing back hard against the proposal by the U.S. trade representative to raise Mexican and Canadian duty-free import limits for e-commerce to the U.S. level of $800 US, from current thresholds of $50 US and $20 Canadian, respectively.
Wait, I thought that Canada and Mexico loved free trade and here it's Trump, of all people, who is pushing for reducing barriers.