Thursday, November 14, 2013

Firearm parts to Canada ($500)

In recent searches I failed to find any businesses that have updated there international shipping rules in regard to shipping to Canada and the $500 limit.

§ 123.17 -- Exports of firearms and ammunition (Revised 2013)

(a) Except as provided in § 126.1 of this subchapter, District Directors of Customs shall permit the export without a license of components and parts for Category I(a) firearms, except barrels, cylinders, receivers (frames) or complete breach mechanisms when the total value does not exceed $500 wholesale in any transaction.

The old standard was $100. 

Don't get confused by the inclusion of the word ammunition, as exports of ammunition require an export permit, as well as ammunition components (primers and powder).

Exemption can only be used and claimed by a DDTC Registered Exporter (not just any business, nor a foreign individual traveling in the US).

Does not apply to any parts/components related to Shotguns (these are regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce rather than the U.S. Department of State, and there is not equivalent exemption for shotgun parts in the Export Administration Regulations).

Not all U.S. businesses will ship to Canada.  Check posted shipping rules before you shop.

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