Our office can provide information regarding
- border duties & taxes
- importing goods into Canada
- the Nexus Program
Q: What are my personal exemptions?
A: Personal exemptions allow you to bring goods of a certain value into the country without paying the regular duties. If you are absent for 24 hours you can claim goods worth up to $200. If you are absent for more than 48 hours you can claim goods worth up to $800.
Q: How can I join the Nexus Program?
A: The NEXUS program is jointly run by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It offers benefits to trusted travelers who are crossing the border into Canada and the U.S. To become a NEXUS member, you must complete the application process (either online or by paper); satisfy the admissibility and eligibility criteria; pass risk assessments carried out by both the CBSA and U.S. CBP; and attend an interview at a NEXUS Enrolment Centre. Visit the NEXUS Application web page for more information.