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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 ...

Alcohol and Tobacco Limits: What to expect when Traveling Abroad

What are the alcohol and tobacco limits when travelling abroad?   When returning to Canada at any border point, restrictions apply to the amount of tobacco and alcohol you can bring back with you under your personal exemption. If you are a Canadian Citizen of legal age and have been outside of the country for at least 48 hours, you are duty and tax exempt for the following amounts:    Alcohol: 1.14 L (40 oz.) of liquor; or 1.5 ...

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...

Sufferance Warehouse: How it works

Sufferance Warehouse   The major role of the CBSA is to assess all goods entering Canada and ensure their legality. More often then not, this duty is carried out at one of many Canadian border points, however when this is not possible, it can be performed inland at a licensed warehouse.   How It Works: Sufferance warehouses are privately owned storage facilities which are licensed by the CBSA for short-term storage of imported goods not...

Duties and Taxes: How to pay for them

What are duties and Taxes & How do i pay for them?  To those who are not familiar, duties can be somewhat of a mystery and seem extremely arbitrary -but there is in fact good reason for them. Duty is put in place to protect Canadian industry and is established by the Canadian Department of finance. Duty rates may vary greatly from one product to another, depending on that products manufacturing in Canada.  If your imported goods are manufa...