importing major appliances to Canada
I was recently in the US and compared the pricing of a number of major appliances with the prices here in Canada. I could save thousands of dollars by making the effort to buy 'down south'. I called customs and was told that there was no duty on anything fabricated in North America (free trade agreement) and 8% duty on anything made outside of NA. Then I called the Canadian Standards Association and was told NOT to buy in the US, that our electrical standards were different, blah, blah, blah. I have trouble believing that major companies, ie Sub Zero build a different appliance for the Canadian market than for the US. There are compliance symbols on many appliances that are for both countries (usually there is a small c next to the symbol). Of course, I never thought to look when I was in the US appliance showroom.
Does anyone know anymore about this?