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CBSA: Fraud Alert

Alert: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Potential Phone-Scam Fraud   The Canada Border Services Agency has recently learned that potential scam artists are contacting Canadian citizens claiming to be members of the CBSA Border Information Services. These individuals are requesting confidential personal information, as well as payments over the phone. The Canada Border Services Agency BIS is a call center for free information servi...

What to Expect: Secondary Inspections and Services

Secondary Inspections  The CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) is the first line of defense for anything and anyone entering the country. CBSA officers work tirelessly around the clock to ensure Canada's safety & security by managing and monitoring access to persons and goods. Whether arriving by land, sea or air, at any point during your interaction with a CBSA officer, you may be referred for secondary inspection. Not to worry though. B...

Personal Exemptions: What to expect Cross-Border Shopping

Everyone and their uncle have a different number when it comes to the value of goods you can bring back with you from the USA duty and tax free. Whether it's for a day, a weekend, or a month - We're setting the record straight on personal exemptions.   As a Canadian Citizen or Resident of Canada returning from abroad, duties and taxes are applicable on all purchases unless you qualify for a personal exemptions.  If you have been outside ...

Crossing the border with cash $10,000+

Hit it big at the poker tables out of town? This post is for you. Here's what to expect crossing the border with cash.   One major problem facing Canada and the rest of the world today is money laundering and terrorist financing. Since 9/11, Canada has introduced even stricter measures to counter the insurgency of this practice; including the Proceeds of crime and terrorist financing act.  This piece of legislation does not restrict the...

Importing a Car: Checklist

Importing a Car to Canada  When importing a car into Canada, there are guide lines that you must follow. The first step it to make sure you've compiled the proper documentation and information on the vehicle. Prior to crossing the border, you will need to submit specific documentation to insure that you are safe to cross. We’ve created a check list to make sure that you have all the prerequisites needed to cross the border.     ...