Starting July 1, 2018, 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.
Whether you're returning home or visiting, an informed and prepared traveller crosses the border with fewer delays.
We understand that while travellers may feel anxious when crossing the border, the majority want to comply with Canada's laws and regulations.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to providing the best possible service, which includes helping you know what to expect when you arrive at the Canadian border.
You may wish to review our border reminder checklist for some helpful hints on crossing the border.
For even more information, consult the links below if you are a:
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