Ottawa, Ontario, June 28, 2012 –With Canada Day celebrations around the corner, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) would like to remind travellers entering or returning to Canada that the key to a smooth border crossing is preparation.
Whether boating, camping or simply visiting Canada, you can use these tips below to help you prepare for your crossing.
All travellers entering Canada may want to take note of the following:
Remember there are new personal exemption limits in place, and don’t forget to keep the receipts handy for all your foreign purchases when returning to Canada.
New limits for personal exemptions
|After being away for:|
|Less than 24 hours||There is no personal exemption for stays less than 24 hours.|
|24 hours or more||$CAN200
If the amount being imported exceeds $CAN200, the duty and taxes are applicable on the entire amount of the imported goods.
|48 hours or more||$CAN800, including alcohol and tobacco
Duty and taxes are applicable on the amount of imported goods above $CAN800.
|7 days or more||
$CAN800, including alcohol and tobacco
Visiting Canada for some time in the great outdoors? Keep these tips in mind to help keep your summer trek on track:
The CBSA wishes all travellers a great summer and safe holidays.
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