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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: 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.

Asylum claimants' passports and travel/identity documents

The CBSA holds the passports and travel/identity documents of asylum claimants in accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and retains them until the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada makes a determination on the claim.

The CBSA cannot share any personal information on these individuals or their belongings.

Notice: Mail processing delays

The CBSA continues to work closely with its Canada Post partners to process international mail quickly without compromising security. We thank you for your patience during this backlog clearing period.

If your parcel is with Canada Post, please track it by visiting the Canada Post website. Items that 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.

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