When you are shopping in the United States, it is important to remember that certain goods are prohibited or restricted. This means that you are not allowed to bring these goods back in to Canada, or may only bring them in under compliance with strict rules and regulations.
Along with our own list of prohibited items, we suggest you review this list to ensure you do not encounter any issues when attempting to import items into Canada.
At this point in time, myUSAddress.ca does not accept the following types of packages:
Bringing Consumer Products into Canada
Every day, many consumer products cross the borders into Canada. Some are brought home by residents of Canada travelling outside of the country. Others have been bought by Canadian consumers over the Internet. Be aware that some consumer products are not allowed into Canada by law.
Protecting and promoting the health and safety of Canadians is of the utmost importance to the Government of Canada. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) is the law that helps protect consumers from unsafe products.
Under the CCPSA, some products are banned and subject to be detained at the Canadian border. Others may need to meet Canadian regulatory requirements to be allowed into Canada. Many of these regulatory requirements are stricter in Canada than in other countries.
Be aware of consumer products that have safety requirements. Prepare yourself BEFORE you bring consumer products into Canada.
The following products are regulated by Health Canada:
Please review the regulations on the above products before placing your order.
The following products are prohibited by Health Canada:
Please review the prohibitations on the above products before placing your order.
Click here to review a partial list of prohibited products listed with Health Canada: Consumer Product Safety
Other Prohibited goods
You are not allowed to import prohibited goods such as obscene materials, hate propaganda and child pornography into Canada.
The following requirements apply to the importation of firearms and weapons:
You are required to declare all weapons and firearms at the CBSA port of entry when you return to Canada. If not, you could face prosecution and the goods may be seized.
Before you attempt to purchase and import a firearm or weapon or to obtain an application for an Authorization to Transport Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Firearms (Form CAFC 679), we suggest you call BIS at one of the telephone numbers listed later in this section or contact the Canada Firearms Centre for more information:
Canada Firearms Centre
Explosives, fireworks and ammunition
Written authorization and permits are required to bring explosives, fireworks and certain types of ammunition into Canada. For more information, contact Natural Resources Canada:
Explosives Regulatory Division
Currency and monetary instruments
If you are importing or exporting monetary instruments equal to or greater than CAN$10,000 (or the equivalent in a foreign currency) to or from Canada, whether in cash or other instruments, you must report this to the CBSA when you arrive or before you leave. For more information, we suggest you read the publication called Crossing the Border with $10,000 or More?, available at http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/ under "Publications and forms."Current Cross Border Deals
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