Whirligigs-Canada flag-Duty, Taxes, Currency Conversion-Canadian Orders

SerenityGardens.com can only control the price of our products and the method of shipment.
In Canada certain import duties and taxes are levied by your Government once the package reaches your country.
These charges must be paid by you/recipient; we have no control over them.

The order page translates and lists these costs for your convenience. The taxes that are levied do not frequently change, however the monetary exchange rates vary daily, but normally, not very much. The information in our data base is predicated on the more detailed information provided below, we have made every effort to make your on-line purchasing as "simple as possible".

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International Ordering:

SerenityGardens.com ships Whirligigs within the U.S. and to Canada only.
We currently ship our "Food" products within the U.S. only.

Currency Conversion:

All prices and costs quoted by SerenityGardens.com are in U.S. dollars, and all SerenityGardens.com sales transactions are in U.S. dollars. The "conversions" on the order page are "estimates" provided for your convenience.

Credit Card Transactions:

When you purchase something with a credit card that is drawn on a non-U.S. bank, the transaction is handled by the bank as follows:
SerenityGardens.com is paid in U.S. dollars, and your card is charged in Canadian dollars at prevailing exchange rates determined by your card provider on the date of the transaction.
Only the Product cost plus the USPS Priority MailŪ International shipping charges are charged to your card.
Any applicable taxes will be collected, in Canadian dollars, from you directly, by Canada post.

Import Duty and Taxes:

Our Canadian customers can be subject to a variety of Duties and Taxes.
SerenityGardens.com products are manufactured in the US, are covered by the "North American Free Trade Accord" (NAFTA) and are exempt from Duty.
The "Harmonized Tariff" listing for our product is:
"HS#4420.10.0000"-(Statuettes & other ornaments of wood.)

A Canadian Government "Goods and Services Tax" (GST) of 5%, of the product cost is levied on all import shipments.
The "Provincial Taxes" (PST) vary from province to province. These taxes currently range from "0" to "10%" of product cost.
If shipment is to a province where the "Harmonized Sales Tax" (HST) applies, you'll pay that amount instead of the "GST" and/or "PST" tax.

SerenityGardens.com uses United States Postal Service (USPS), Priority MailŪ International as their carrier for Canadian shipments. Actual delivery, in Canada, is done by Canada post
Any tax amount due will be collected by Canada post, in Canadian dollars, directly from you/recipient.

Delivery Interval:

All Canadian orders take approximately 6-10 business days, from the day of shipment, to reach the delivery destination. This, of course, depends on the destination province.
SerenityGardens.com will normally ship your order within 1-3 days of it's receipt. Therefore, you can expect to have your Whirligig(s) within 5-10 days from ordering, providing there are no delays through Customs.


To get the prevailing conversion rate for U.S. dollars to Canadian dollars, you can use any of the many conversion services available on-line. One of these is "The Universal Currency Converter" provided for your free use at www.XE.com .

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