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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.

Latest

20 undeclared firearms seized at the Rainbow Bridge leads to an arrest

2018-11-13 - 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 entry

2018-11-09 - 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

Travellers

Plan your trip across the border

Useful tools to help your crossing go smoothly.

NEXUS

Apply for or renew your membership. Discover the NEXUS program.

Travel documents

Make sure you have the proper identification to confirm you are allowed to enter Canada.

Bring personal goods across the border

Going through customs and coming home to Canada.

Duty and taxes

What are duty and taxes. Personal exemption limits. Get an estimate for imported personal goods.

Visit Canada

Information and resources for planning your visit.

Food, plant and animal products

Before you travel, verify the requirements for what you can bring into Canada.

Pets and service animals

Importing or travelling with your pet or service animal.

Travelling with a DUI or other criminal convictions

Find out if you are eligible to enter Canada.

Save time at the border

Programs and services to speed up your trip across the border.

Information for non-Canadians

Information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.

More services and information for travellers

Business

Commercial reporting

Commercial reporting requirements for unreleased goods.

Customs tariff

Review applicable tariffs for specific goods.

Import commercial goods

Information and resources to help you import commercial goods.

Export commercial goods

Information and resources to help you export commercial goods.

Electronic Data Interchange and portal applications

Save time and money with our electronic tools for businesses.

Find a commercial service provider

Commercial carriers, freight forwarders, licensed customs brokers, sufferance warehouses, duty-free shops and passenger transportation.

Trade facilitation

Information, services and programs for trade facilitation and compliance.

More services and information for business

More

Import or export goods for personal use

Vehicles, boats, weapons and firearms. Importing by mail or courrier.

Wanted by the CBSA

Help the CBSA locate individuals subject to an active Canada-wide arrest warrant.

Securing the border

Programs and services that ensure trade security and manage access to Canada.

Publications and forms

Corporate documents, customs notices, D Memoranda, forms, guides and brochures.

Corporate information

Minister

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Minister

The Honourable Bill Blair

Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction

Management

John Ossowski

President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Management

Tina Namiesniowski

Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency

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