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Canada Customs and Border Services

Before you or your goods cross the Canadian border, be sure you are aware of Canadian government customs regulations and services.

Personal Exemptions - Canadian Residents
Personal exemptions allowing returning Canadian residents to bring goods into Canada duty free increased June 1, 2012.

Shopping Online and Shipping to Canada
Getting goods through Canada customs at the Canadian border - duties, taxes and customs brokerage fees.

Mailing Gifts to Canada
Save on duties and taxes on gifts mailed to Canada.

Bringing Alcohol Into Canada
Check the customs regulations for bringing alcohol across the border into Canada. Different regulations apply depedning on whether you are a Canadian resident or a visitor.

Bringing Tobacco Into Canada
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco across the border into Canada.

Reporting Money to Customs at the Canadian Border
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you enter and leave Canada.

Customs for Canadian Residents
"I Declare" outlines the customs regulations for Canadians returning to Canada. From the Canada Border Services Agency.

Bringing Alcohol Into Canada - Canadian Residents
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.

Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Canadian Residents
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.

Customs for Former Canadian Residents
Customs information on goods you can import if are a former Canadian resident moving back to Canada after an absence of more than a year. From the Canada Border Services Agency.

Customs for Visitors to Canada
Customs information on goods you can import if you come to Canada to visit for less than a year. From the Canada Border Services Agency.

Bringing Alcohol Into Canada - Visitors
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.

Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.

Settling in Canada
If you are moving to Canada for more than three years, personal and household effects are free of duty. The Canada Border Services Agency outlines what qualifies.

Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Moving to Settle in Canada
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for bringing tobacco when you move to settle in Canada.

Bringing Alcohol Into Canada - Moving to Settle in Canada
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for bringing alcohol into Canada when you are moving to settle in Canada.

Be Aware and Declare!
Canadian federal government regulations for importing foods and plants, animals, fish, and their products. From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Border Information Service Online
How to access recorded information from the Canadian Border Services Agency or speak to an agent for more specific questions. Toll-free from inside Canada; long distance charges from outside Canada.

Canada Customs Offices
Canada Customs offices across the country.

Customs Information for Mail to Canada
Canada customs duties, taxes and restrictions on items sent to Canada by mail. From the Canada Border Services Agency.

Bringing Guns into Canada
The Canadian law for visitors planning to bring guns into Canada, and use and borrow guns while in Canada. From the Canadian Firearms Centre.

Canadian Border Wait Times
Estimated waiting time to cross the Canada-United States border at various locations. From the Canada Border Services Agency.

Pets Across the Border
Canadian federal government regulations on bringing cats, dogs, birds and other pets into Canada. From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Importing Commercial Goods into Canada
Essential Canadian customs information you need if you plan to import commercial goods into Canada. From the Canada Border Services Agency.

Importing Vehicles from the United States
Information on the Canadian Registrar of Imported Vehicles, types of vehicles admissible to Canada, entry points and fees.

Importing Vehicles (non U.S.)
Only vehicles manufactured for Canada and U.S. markets can be imported into Canada, although there are exceptions for older vehicles. From Transport Canada.

CANPASS
CANPASS programs streamline customs and immigration clearance for those who frequently enter Canada from the United States. From the Canada Border Services Agency.

NEXUS
This joint Canada/U.S. program simplifies border crossings for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the United States.

FAST
A Canada/U.S. program to simplify the movement of commercial goods across the border for pre-approved importers, carriers, and registered drivers.

Canadian Border Statistics
Statistics on services provided at the Canadian border by the Canadian Border Services Agency in 2008, including immigration, tax collection and weapons and drug seizures.

Arming Canadian Border Guards
The Canadian government has begun a training program to arm guards at the Canadian border.

Canada-U.S. Border Insecurity
A Canadian Senate committee says the emphasis at the Canadian border must change from revenue collection to security.

Detector Dogs
At airports across Canada, these labrador retrievers and beagles inspect the baggage of international travelers for illegal substances and firearms. From the Canada Border Services Agency.

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