Customs Information

AMERICAN RESIDENTS RETURNING TO U.S.A.

U.S.A. residents leaving Canada are entitled to daily exemptions of U.S. $200 (liquor and tobacco excluded) and to monthly exemptions of U.S. $800 every 30 days following a 48 hour stay in Canada. Families may combine their U.S. $800 per person monthly exemption ( for example: a family of four, may combine their exemptions to total U.S.$3,200 for a single purchase).
U.S.A. residents returning to the U.S.A.after a 48 hour stay are permitted to bring in 1 litre of liquor, not more than 100 cigars and 1 carton of cigarettes. (These items are included in the U.S. $800 total exemption).
Our staff is familiar with both Canadian and U.S.A. regulations and will provide any additional information you may require.

CANADIAN TRAVELLERS GOING TO THE U.S.A.

Any Canadian resident going to the U.S.A. (for a trip of 48 hours or more) may buy at KITT’S DUTY FREE SHOP:
1 litre of liquor [Must be 21 years of age];
1 carton of cigarettes OR 50 cigars OR 200g of tobacco OR 200 tobacco sticks [Must be 18 years of age];
Plus other merchandise for personal use;
If the total amount of goods purchased at KITT’S DUTY FREE SHOP exceeds the duty free exemption, you may have to pay a minimal amount of duty at U.S. customs.
All goods bought at KITT’S DUTY FREE SHOP can be consumed in the U.S.A. or brought back to Canada after a 48 hour stay or more. (However all purchases must be declared at both U.S. and Canadian Customs).

CANADIAN TRAVELLERS RETURNING TO CANADA

Any Canadian resident returning from the U.S.A. may qualify for a personal exemption of:
$200 on a any type of goods (except tobacco products and alcoholic beverages) after 24 hours’ absence or more;
$800 on a any type of goods (including tobacco products and alcoholic beverages) after 48 hours’ absence or more;
Tobacco products include: (Must be at least 18 years of age)
200 cigarettes;
50 cigars (or cigarillos);
200 tobacco sticks; and
200 g of manufactured tobacco.
Alcoholic beverages include: (Must be at least 18 years of age)
1.5 litres of wine; or
1.14 litres of liquor; or
24 x 355ml cans/bottles (8.5 litres) of beer or ale.

Regulations in effect June 1, 2012
Customs regulations may be subject to change