The 2017 Vendor Application will soon be available!
Please note that proof of insurance is being strictly enforced this year. If you need insurance, please purchase it by clicking here.
Vendors, do you need accommodations? Wharf Rat Rally sponsor Annapolis Basin Conference Centre has a vendor package available just for you. Visit www.abcc.ca and book soon!
Vendors: Please read the application carefully as there are changes from last year. Be sure to give us ALL the details about your set up. And please ensure the signed signature page is included in your application.
VENDORS FROM THE UNITED STATES
If you are a vendor from outside Canada, there are some hoops to jump through, but they aren't too bad.
The information can be found on the Canada Border Services Agency's website.
From that page:
Value for Duty
Goods for Sale
If you are importing goods for sale within Canada, you must pay full duties and taxes at their first point of entry, as outlined in Memorandum D17-1-0, Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations.
When any unsold goods are exported at the close of an event and proof of export has been provided to the CBSA, the importer is entitled to a refund of the duties and some taxes (but not the GST/HST) paid on the unsold portion of the shipment (see Memorandum D17-2-1, Coding of Adjustment Request Forms).
For more information: Memorandum D8-1-4, Form E29B, Temporary Admission Permit (see the section "Alternate Proof of Export").
You'll need to have a complete inventory list of all items, quantities, costs and selling amounts on your way into Canada, and then update that list of your remaining inventory before you head back out of Canada.
If you have questions, there is contact information for CBSA offices here.
We hope to see you in Digby!
The constant vroom vroom vroom of thousands of motorcycles, laughter, questions, the clinking of money. The Wharf Rat Rally brings tens of thousands of people to Digby each year. People who are drawn to bright, flashy things; hungry from a good ride and eager to view your wares. Our people are professionals or well-employed with high school or post-secondary educations and spend over half a million dollars, shopping and eating. Their backgrounds and interests are boundless and varied: artwork, jewelry, leather and accessories and even hot tubs catch the attention of our guests.
The Rally signifies the end of summer and is the final hoorah before the grind of fall and winter set in. Be part of the excitement, reap the rewards!