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Many students, immigrants or Canadian citizens must have doubts before entering Canada for the first time or preparing to return to Canada. For cigarettes and alcohol, what is the maximum amount of money I can bring is within the allowance. If you take more, you will be fined by the customs; with less, you will feel that your gifts to friends and relatives have not been brought together. Studying abroad today to help you find the Canadian Customs official website to find specific regulations.

When the resident's departure time exceeds 48 hours, the following drinks and cigarettes are eligible for the tax exemption. This regulation also applies to applicants who have entered Visitor Visa/Student Permit/Work Permit for the first time or returned to Canada.

Alcoholic Beverage

Alcoholic beverages are products that exceed 0.5% alcohol by volume. Certain alcoholic and wine products that do not exceed 0.5% by volume are not considered alcoholic beverages.

You can only carry tax exemption for one or more of the following amounts of alcoholic and alcoholic beverages:

WineUp to1.5 litres of wineUp to 53 fluid ouncesTwo 750 ml bottles of wine
Alcoholic beveragesUp to 1.14 litresUp to 40 fluid ouncesOne large standard bottle of liquor
Beer or aleUp to 8.5 litresUp to 287 fluid ouncesApproximately 24 cans or bottles (355 ml each) of beer or ale.

You must meet the minimum age of the province or territory where you enter Canada. Minimum ages are established by provincial or territorial authorities: 18 years for Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec and 19 years for the remaining provinces and territories.

The CBSA classifies "cooler" products according to the alcoholic beverage they contain. For example, beer coolers are considered to be beer and wine coolers are considered to be wine.

The quantities of alcoholic beverages you can import must be within the limit set by provincial and territorial liquor control authorities that apply where you will enter Canada. If the amount of alcohol you want to import exceeds your personal exemption, you will be required to pay the duty and taxes as well as any provincial or territorial levies that apply. Contact the appropriate provincial or territorial liquor control authority for more information before you return to Canada.


Stamped Tobacco Products – Personal exemption amounts

If you wish to import cigarettes, manufactured tobacco and tobacco sticks duty free as part of your personal exemption, the packages must be stamped "duty paid Canada droit acquitté". You will find tobacco products sold at duty-free stores marked this way.

If you have been away from Canada for 48 hours or more, you may import all of the following amounts of cigars and stamped tobacco into Canada free of duty and taxes.

Cigarettes200 cigarettes
Cigars50 cigars
Tobacco200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco
Tobacco sticks200 tobacco sticks

Unstamped Tobacco Products – Special duties rate

A special duty rate applies to cigarettes, manufactured tobacco and tobacco sticks that are not stamped "duty paid Canada droit acquitté".

For example, if you claim a carton of 200 cigarettes as part of your personal exemption and it is not stamped "duty paid Canada droit acquitté", you will be assessed at a special duty rate.

Unstamped Tobacco Products – Import limits

In addition to your personal exemption amounts, there are limits on the quantity of tobacco products that may be imported if it is not packaged and not stamped "duty paid Canada droit acquitté". The limit is currently five units of tobacco products. One unit of tobacco products consists of one of the following:

Cigarettes200 cigarettes
Cigars50 cigars
Tobacco200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco
Tobacco sticks200 tobacco sticks

As a visitor or temporary resident or Canadian resident:

1. Less than 24 hours before returning to Canada: There is no allowance

2. When you return to Canada, you will be 24 to 48 hours away from the border:

  You can declare up to 200 Canadian dollars without paying any taxes;

When entering Canada, you must bring the declared goods;

This exemption does not include tobacco products and alcoholic beverages;

If you carry more than $200 worth of goods, you cannot apply for this exemption. You must pay the full amount of all the goods you bring;



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