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Notice - Surtax

Starting , certain goods originating from the U.S. are subject to a surtax that will apply to commercial shipments as well as goods being imported by travellers above their personal exemptions. The list of goods is available on the Department of Finance website. For more information, please refer to Customs Notice 18-08, Memorandum D16-1-1 and Frequently Asked Questions.

Notice - Cannabis

Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) is legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to take cannabis across Canada's national borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.

Asylum claimants' passports and travel/identity documents

The CBSA holds the passports and travel/identity documents of asylum claimants in accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and retains them until the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada makes a determination on the claim.

The CBSA cannot share any personal information on these individuals or their belongings.

Mail processing delays

Canada Post is currently in labour negotiations. Failed negotiations could lead to delays in receiving or sending mail to and from the CBSA.

The CBSA can only provide the status of your parcel if it is with the CBSA for processing. If your parcel is still with Canada Post, please contact Canada Post to track your item.

The CBSA and Canada Post are working diligently to process your item and appreciate your patience.

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