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Importing goods for personal use

Before you purchase goods while abroad or complete your mail or online order, be aware of Canadian regulations and duties on prohibited and restricted goods, vehicles and boats.

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Visit Ongoing border measures and requirements for information on modifications concerning travel and trade during the pandemic.

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Restricted and prohibited goods

Firearms, food, plants, animals, cannabis, fireworks and other regulated products.

Importing by mail

Screening process, declaring goods, duties and taxes.

Importing by courier

Declare goods and pay duties and taxes on online orders and goods brought into Canada.

Importing vehicles

Memorandum outlining legal and general guidance on bringing cars into Canada.

Importing a boat

Declare your purchase at one of our serviced points of entry.

Food, plants and animals

What you can bring in, penalties for violations and more.

Bring goods across the border

Personal exemptions, alcohol and tobacco limits and more.

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