Actually it says right on the board that it is made in Austria.
I think they didn't charge duty because they thought it was shipped as a gift since the sunglasses were listed as a gift.
But duty on snowboards (not made in the US) is supposed to be 7.5 percent.
Even on new gear it is sometimes cheaper to buy in the states. On everything you buy you should just do a quick comparison, it doesn't take long.
For example, the stepchild reverse latchkey is 450 in Canada and 319 in the states. The shipping from evo for that board is about 70 dollars. Since with evo you pay nothing when the board arrives, the total cost is about 390 dollars, which is significantly cheaper than buying in Canada.
Alternatively, a k2 WWW in Canada is 399, while in the states I believe it costs somewhere around 379 so in that case, it is better to buy in Canada.
My advice is to figure out what you want to buy and then look around for where it will be cheapest overall, including US stores. Unless you are supporting a little mom and pop store.
In my case the snowboarding store near me is sporting life and trust me, they do not need my help. Plus they pretty much carry exclusively burton and I didn't want a burton board.