In recent years, there have been many cases of illegal articles being repatriated in Canada. So what kinds of prohibited articles can’t be carried in Canada? Do you know? What items can’t be brought to Canada in 2018?
I. restricted / prohibited articles
Canada restricts or forbids certain items from entering the customs.
in order to avoid punishment, such as confiscated items, high fines and even prosecution, please make sure you know what can’t be brought into Canada from other places
The following are restricted or prohibited items
1. Guns and weapons:
As soon as you enter Canada, you have to report to CBSA
2. Food, plants, animals and related products:
All food, plants, animals and related articles must be declared one by one.
if you do not declare, in addition to the goods may be confiscated by CBSA, you may also face fines or even be sued
Plants such as fruits, vegetables, potted plants and even the soil and soil analogues contained in plants are all restricted and prohibited, which must be determined by DBSA to confiscate, destroy or dispose of them
These articles are restricted or prohibited because they may carry foreign biological diseases and insect pests and microorganisms causing human diseases, such as food may bring Escherichia coli to infect diseases, plants and plant products may carry alien invasive species such as Asian longhorn beetle, animals and animal products may carry diseases such as avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease This will endanger the health of Canadian people, animals and plants
3. Explosives, fireworks and ammunition:
“Fireworks” and other things, needless to say, you need the written authorization and permission of the “relevant departments”.
It includes any vehicle, such as car, pickup truck, snowmobile and RV, as long as it is used for non-commercial purposes. There are many regulations for the import of
5. Consumer products:
Some consumer goods may endanger the public (such as baby walkers and Acacia beans commonly found in art and beading) and are therefore prohibited.
Canadian residents should be aware that Canada has safety requirements for consumer products, and many of them are more stringent than those in other countries
2. Studying in Canada: cash and bills
If you bring cash or financial instruments of more than 10 thousand Canadian dollars (or equivalent foreign currency), you must report to CBSA whether you arrive or leave Canada.
otherwise, if you are seized, the money may be confiscated and there will be a fine.
financial instruments include stock, bond, bank draft, check and traveler’s check Note that cash and financial instruments mentioned here are the same, whether they are carried on the body, in luggage or in vehicles
When you arrive in Canada, you need to write on the CBSA declaration card or declare to the border service personnel orally. When
leaves Canada by plane, you must report to CBSA before passing the airport security check. If
leaves Canada by land or water, you must report your intention to leave the country with this money to CBSA office
If the value of a gift exceeds $60, the recipient will have to pay normal duties and government taxes on the excess
if you want to give a gift in this way, don’t forget to put a gift card in the package to avoid misunderstanding
Sending gifts from outside Canada to Canada does not take up your personal tax allowance, but the gifts you bring back in your personal luggage will take up your personal tax allowance
Studying in Canada: valuables
For example, if you return to Canada with a laptop made in Japan and can’t prove that it was owned before you left Canada, you may have to pay customs and government taxes on it
CBSA has a free identification and registration service for valuables.
before you leave Canada, you can ask CBSA personnel to register the items with serial number or other special marks. In this way, when you return to Canada, you can provide a registration card, and the items can enter the country duty-free.
However, CBSA does not provide registration service for jewelry name list, and such items still need to use receipts and identification certificates to prove non overseas purchase
Studying in Canada: some facts to know
1. There is a “prohibited goods disposal box” in the arrival hall of the airport.
if you have prohibited articles with you, you must discard them decisively to avoid future trouble. If there are restricted contraband items in checked baggage, you should also contact CBSA officials at the baggage claim area to apply
2. The use of automatic customs clearance service machine will not avoid the inspection of CBSA.
CBSA officials and professional money and meat dogs are waiting in the “second checkpoint”
3. CBSA officials can read Chinese labels and instructions.
they will read the ingredients on some food and medicine, supplements packaging and instructions to determine whether there are prohibited ingredients
4. Deliberately carrying contraband or carrying a large amount of contraband, the identity information of the passenger will be entered into a database equivalent to “blacklist”, and each customs clearance will be treated specially by CBSA.
therefore, if it is carried carelessly or is not sure whether the articles are prohibited, you should take the initiative to tell CBSA officials
5. Although CBSA does not impose fines indiscriminately, according to the circumstances, there will still be fines for those who carry contraband goods according to the circumstances, and some cases have been reported in the newspapers.
for more serious acts of carrying prohibited goods and attempting to evade taxes, CBSA will impose heavy fines.
of course, more of the articles involved are confiscated
6. According to historical experience, the three types of contraband items most frequently found among Chinese are animal and plant products (such as raw and cooked meat, fruits, Chinese herbal medicines, etc.), cash and jewelry
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