I get most of my gear delivered to Florida from B&H as a way of avoiding US sales tax, but unlike most people that do that I am not avoiding end use or State taxation because Florida is not the end destination.
Interestingly if you buy "duty free" cameras and lenses in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands your warranty is not Canon USA covered, warranty repairs have to go back to Canon South America, well mine did until I did the work around. Canon South America is very slow and actually end up sending half their work to Canon USA anyway!
My comment about Canon European HQ previously being in the Netherlands was not a joke and I well understood the OP was referring to the Northern Lights site.
Now we can all resume the irony, satire and humour, sorry, in line with several previous threads I should have written humor.