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Restricted and prohibited goods

From: Canada Border Services Agency

To avoid the possibility of penalties, including fines, seizure or prosecution, make sure you have the information you need before attempting to import items into Canada.

Services and information

Firearms and weapons

What is non-restricted, restricted and prohibited and how to import and declare weapons.

Food, plants and animals

Declare all food, plants, animals and related products. Avoid bringing diseases and invasive species to Canada.

Explosives, fireworks and ammunition

Apply online for import, export and in-transit permits issued by NRCan.


Transporting cannabis across the border in any form without a permit is a serious criminal offense.

Consumer products

Be aware of safety requirements in Canada and how some imported goods may pose a danger to the public.

Importing pesticides for personal use in Canada

Be aware of restrictions on importing pesticides in Canada, whether in your luggage or shipped from abroad.

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