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Customs Regulations for Bringing Tobacco Into Canada

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Returning Canadians, visitors to Canada, and people moving to settle in Canada are allowed to bring a limited amount of tobacco into Canada as long as it accompanies you.

  • Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors
    Visitors to Canada are allowed to bring a limited amount of tobacco into Canada without paying duty and taxes. You can bring in amounts more than your personal allowance by paying duties and taxes on the excess amount.

  • Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Canadian Residents
    If you are a Canadian resident or a temporary resident of Canada returning from a trip outside Canada, or a former Canadian resident returning to live in Canada, you are allowed to bring a limited amount of tobacco into Canada without paying duty and taxes after you have been out of the country for more than 48 hours. A special duty applies to cigarettes, tobacco sticks or loose tobacco unless they are marked "CANADA - DUTY PAID ? DROIT ACQUITTÉ." Canadian-made products sold at duty-free shops are marked this way.

  • Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Moving to Settle in Canada
    If you are moving to Canada permanently or if you are coming to Canada to work for more than three years, you are allowed to bring a limited amount of tobacco into Canada without paying duty and taxes. A special duty applies to cigarettes, tobacco sticks or loose tobacco unless they are marked "CANADA - DUTY PAID ? DROIT ACQUITTÉ." Canadian-made products sold at duty-free shops are marked this way.

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