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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) facilitates the flow of legitimate travellers and trade. The Agency also enforces more than 90 acts and regulations that keep our country and Canadians safe.
20 undeclared firearms seized at the Rainbow Bridge leads to an arrest2018-11-13 - News release
CBSA and its partners work to prevent illegal firearms from reaching our communities.
CBSA and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne unveil trilingual signage at the Cornwall port of entry2018-11-09 - News release
This collaboration is a step in continuing to build a Nation-to-Nation relationship.
Notice - Cannabis
Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) is legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to take cannabis across Canada's national borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.
Notice - Mail processing delays
The Canada Post strike may lead to delays in receiving or sending international mail. If your parcel is with Canada Post, please track your parcel by visiting the Canada Post website. Items which have been transferred to the CBSA for additional processing will display the following notice on the Canada Post web site: “Item presented to the CBSA for customs review”.
The CBSA is unable to provide a precise tracking of parcels being processed.
Notice - Surtax
Starting , certain goods originating from the U.S. are subject to a surtax that will apply to commercial shipments as well as goods being imported by travellers above their personal exemptions. The list of goods is available on the Department of Finance website. For more information, please refer to Customs Notice 18-08, Memorandum D16-1-1 and Frequently Asked Questions.
Services and information
Useful tools to help your crossing go smoothly.
Apply for or renew your membership. Discover the NEXUS program.
Make sure you have the proper identification to confirm you are allowed to enter Canada.
Going through customs and coming home to Canada.
What are duty and taxes. Personal exemption limits. Get an estimate for imported personal goods.
Information and resources for planning your visit.
Before you travel, verify the requirements for what you can bring into Canada.
Importing or travelling with your pet or service animal.
Find out if you are eligible to enter Canada.
Programs and services to speed up your trip across the border.
Information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.
Commercial reporting requirements for unreleased goods.
Review applicable tariffs for specific goods.
Information and resources to help you import commercial goods.
Information and resources to help you export commercial goods.
Save time and money with our electronic tools for businesses.
Commercial carriers, freight forwarders, licensed customs brokers, sufferance warehouses, duty-free shops and passenger transportation.
Information, services and programs for trade facilitation and compliance.
Vehicles, boats, weapons and firearms. Importing by mail or courrier.
Help the CBSA locate individuals subject to an active Canada-wide arrest warrant.
Programs and services that ensure trade security and manage access to Canada.
Corporate documents, customs notices, D Memoranda, forms, guides and brochures.
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