I've been banging my head against the Customs Tariff trying to find the Harmonized Code that would apply to laptops. I'm hoping to pick up a macbook before the dollar rebounds.
Near as I can tell it should be in Chapter 85, but even searching in the complete tariff document, the word "computer" is only mentioned twice, in relation to mailing lists. The word "laptop" doesn't show up at all. Why do they make it so damn difficult to find things?
Has anyone got a number? I'll give CBSA a call if nobody here has it, i'm just trying to save myself a wade through their (probably) automated phone system.
Oh, and I should add that a Google search has returned posts in other forums where people claim that the duty on a laptop is anywhere from 0% to 15%. At both extremes the poster indicated that they were given their numbers straight from the CBSA agent. No indication what the code was in either case, though.