Make yourself "3 Commercial Invoices". What's this? These are the
complete contents of your package but on the outside of your Fed-Ex
package. This will prevent the need of Customs of taking apart every
sub-box and tear things apart also. On the these "3 Commercial
Invoices" they should read as follows;
The country of your origin?. Where were these items made? Are they
for sale to the public? (No). Will you bring all of these items BACK
with you (yes). Purpose of trip? Did you package these items
yourself?(yes) Your contact telephone number at home and address here
and at home-base...Lastly, the most minimum value permitted...(keep
it under $100.00 CDN). If this amount is way too high, you might have
to pay some EXTRA funds...:>(. Remember to make one or two copies for
yourself, just in case!
But you must have these THREE invoices easily attached in a regular
envelope alongside your FedEx-Waybill. On the front of the envelope
write in BOLD LETTERS "For Customs Inspectors Only", this is for
ease of access. I usually track my package via the web-site...Please
allow 7 days for this most unnecessary waste of time.
Why don't you also send it to your Toronto friend and say it's a
"gift". But you still gotta use the 3 papers just for the Customs
folks, they are VERY picky over here. Do not take ANYTHING on board
with you. Put it in the cargo of the plane.
Where and when are you teaching? Just curious...I reside just a tad
north of Toronto...
Gerry Lewy @Gerald