Does Purism fill NAFTA Certificate of Origin forms when exporting Librem hardware to Canada in order to qualify as duty-free import?
As far as I know Purism doesn’t currently fill such forms. I was told by an advisor (but please don’t take this as a hard legal guarantee, YMMV, etc.) that “There is no duty on computers being imported into Canada regardless of origin.” Apparently (unless you can point me to the contrary documented online) you just pay shipping and taxes, but no customs “duty” fees on top.
This seems consistent with what I’ve been able to find from a quick search on the web, including this random eBay forum question and the cross-border shopping Canadian duty calculator (no matter what I entered in the form, it says 0$ duty for computers).
Note that USPS (converting to Canada Post when it crosses the border) is your best bet to avoiding extra fees, as FedEx and UPS are known to try to extort you with an extra “customs brokerage fee” of their own, while Canada Post are actually polite
Actually, I’ve seen canada post also charge this brokerage fee, but it’s something like 10$, when fedex/ups/dhl will charge 15$. The real difference is that fedex/UPS/DHL will charge you taxes and + 15$ fee even for a 25 cents small thing (let’s say you get a marriage invitation shipped, lol)… they do it for every single package basically, but canada post will not bother unless it’s a big order that actually is worth paying taxes for (such as a laptop).