Duties on goods vary widely, depending on the product and the country in which it was manufactured. Other charges and duties may also apply depending on the item, for example excise duty and excise tax on luxury items such as jewelry.
For example, clothes made outside Canada, the U.S. or Mexico are not qualified for the NAFTA exemption. If you exceed your personal limit, you will have to pay duty of 18% in addition to GST & PST or HST.
Search the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Tariff Database
If you need to know custom tariff of specific items, please use the following search form to search the CBSA Tariff database (effective August 1, 2009).
Search phrases can be:
- ‘sugar cane’ (no quotes): broad match, searching for ‘sugar’ or ‘cane’.
- “sugar cane” (with quotes): phrase match, search for “sugar cane”.
The following is a list of duty rates for some common items which will be add as people inquire about them:
- 84.52 Sewing machines, other than book-sewing machines of heading 84.40; furniture, bases and covers specially designed for sewing machines; sewing machine needles. FREE
Please note that there may be errors when importing the duty tariff database on this site. If in doubt, please contact a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) office. Or read through the 10MB PDF at customs tariff.