Maine retailers could benefit as duty-free threshold rises in post-NAFTA deal

Maine retailers that ship products to Canada could see a sales boost under a new North American free trade deal.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the proposed successor to NAFTA, would allow the first $150 (Canadian) of goods bought in the U.S. and shipped to Canada to be duty-free. It also exempts the first $40 from Canadian sales tax.

The current duty-free threshold is only $20 (Canadian), or about $15 (U.S.).

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