Hello, I am in the process of determining the tariffs, if any, on bringing a boat
, originally built in France
and purchased by a Norwegian and registered in Norway
never entered Norwegian waters, it was never imported into Norway
(because of the heavy taxes
that would have been levied on the boat) and never officially exported from France to another country.
It has remained for 6 years in international waters, and I am wanting to purchase
it as it moors in New Zealand
Having spoken to Canada
Border Officers, there would be a 9.5% duty imposed, if the boat had entered another countries economy that was not part of the CETA (EU recognized countries) trade
agreement. Norway's agreement with Canada is called EFTA and is separate from CETA, thus nullifying any exemptions I might claim.
My question is: As it is registered in Norway with the Norwegian Maritime Authority, would that disqualify it from CETA jurisdiction and disqualify me from duty exemption under the CETA agreement?
Remember, no taxes
or importation into Norway has transpired. Only the registration
As the boat is in New Zealand
, and I am buying
it in Euros from the owner, does that fact also potentially affect my Tarif situation?
Most curious to hear about similar experiences and your replies.