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16823Re: [William Optics] Re: (Slightly OT) US Import Taxes from Taiwan

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  • StarCat
    Dec 1, 2007
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      I suspect the US is like Canada in that they "do not" place any duty on items of a scientific or research nature.  As Astronomy is a flavour of scientific research, items to support this venture do not attract any special taxes (duties).  I can't believe nobody has noticed this before.  Nice "little" perk from the hobby.
      Forever clear skies & great seeing!
      Cheers,   Ed
      RASC - Calgary Centre
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      From: Ciobotas
      Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 9:16 AM
      Subject: Re: [William Optics] Re: (Slightly OT) US Import Taxes from Taiwan

      I must have lucked out too, I have bought two scopes from WO in Taiwan so far and didn't have to pay import duties.  I knw the UK folk do (their customs police is the worst imo), so maybe it depends what country you're located in.  I'm guessing some of you guys who got taxed are in the UK or Canada maybe?
       Best of luck Jeff,

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