NEW Larger Canadian Duty Free Allowances, starting June 1, 2012:
$200.00 for trips over 24 hours and $800.00 after 48 hours.
These new duty free allowances make it even easier for Canadians to shop and save at Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop, before leaving Canada. Customers can now buy more than ever before, and then bring their purchases home without paying any Canadian taxes or duties. Details of the new, larger allowances are as follows:
Under 48 Hours (from June 1, 2012)
After a stay of 24 hours or more (but less than 48 hours) in the United States, a Canadian citizen or resident may return to Canada with:
CDN $200.00 worth of goods, tax and duty free, per person
Any purchases of alcohol or tobacco may be subject to duties and taxes
Over 48 Hours (from June 1, 2012)
After a stay of over 48 hours or more in the United States, a Canadian citizen or resident may return to Canada with:
CND $800.00 worth of goods, tax and duty free, per person
Purchases may include 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of liquor or 1 case of beer (24x355ml cans/bottles) or 1.5 litres of wine plus 200 cigarettes (1 carton), 50 cigars or cigarillos, 200 tobacco sticks, and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco.
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