Now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union there are stories of import duties and local sales tax being demanded by on goods coming from the UK. As several UK concertina dealers and makers supply instruments to players abroad how might this situation affect the cost of a purchase ?
What I say here may not be relevant, but I have imported concertinas from the UK to Canada and this is what I have learned.
Canada has a similar tax to VAT called HST, in addition Canada impose duties on most imports of any significant value - they do not bother with small purchases although they could do so.
There is no way to dodge paying HST (=VAT) on imports but I did find a way to avoid duties on top of that. For each country there is (or should be) a massive online