Exemption Limit Raised for Cross-Border Shoppers

Great news, cross-borders shoppers: you’ve been given permission to spend more.

As of midnight, the personal exemption limit for goods purchased in the U.S. and brought back to Canada increased.

Travellers can now import $200 worth of goods if they have been away 24 hours or more, and $800 for 48 hours or more. The limit for seven days away remains at $800, but also includes goods to follow in one’s exemption, such as those shipped by courier, mail, or delivery agency.

The increased personal exemption limits were introduced as part of the federal government’s budget in March.


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