What you can bring to
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To move to
You don’t have to pay duty on:
You do have to pay duty on:
Goods to be Declared
- Travelling with CAN$10,000 or more
If you have currency or monetary instruments equal to or greater than CAN$10,000 (or the equivalent in a foreign currency) in your possession when arriving in or departing from
- Food Plant and Animal Inspections
You need to report all agricultural or food items or any animal, animal product, plant or plant product to a CBSA Officer upon landing. Without the required documents, the entry into
- Alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages are products that exceed 0.5% alcohol by volume. If you meet the minimum age requirements of the province or territory where you enter
You are allowed to import only one of the following amounts of alcohol free of duty and taxes:
1.5 litres (53 imperial ounces) of wine;
a total of 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of alcoholic beverages; or
up to a maximum of 8.5 litres of beer or ale.
- Tobacco products
You are allowed to bring all of the following amounts of tobacco into
200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco; and
200 tobacco sticks.
If you include cigarettes, tobacco sticks or manufactured tobacco in your personal exemption allowance, a partial exemption may apply. You will have to pay a special duty on these products unless they are marked “CANADA DUTY PAID ● DROIT ACQUITTÉ.” You will find Canadian-made products sold at a duty-free shop marked this way. You can speed up your clearance by having your tobacco products available for inspection when you arrive.
Importing or Travelling with Pets
Under the National Animal Health Program, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes import requirements for all animals and animal products entering Canada-including domestic pets. The CFIA provides information about importing domestic pets on its Web site.
These requirements apply to:
- animals entering
- animals in transit through
on their way to a final destination Canada
- animals entering
for a temporary visit Canada
The Agency can refuse entry to any animal presented for importation.
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