Can I buy from the Canadian Duty Free Shop before crossing the US border?
A: Yes, absolutely. In fact, it is the only way to purchase merchandise from the Canadian Duty Free Shop, your destination must be the United States.
What is the limit for purchasing merchandise at the Canadian Duty Free Shop?
A: To find out about the permitted exemptions, refer to Customs information
What is the amount of taxes that I will have to pay if I do not respect the permitted exemptions?
US Border services officers may require the payment of taxes on purchases that exceed the allowable exemptions. For example, here is the average tax you could pay:
- 2 $ - 3 $ US per bottle of liquor (1 L)
- 1,90 $ US per case of beer (24 bottles)
- 10,07 $ US per carton of cigarettes
- US duty rates on purchases exceeding 1 liter of alcohol are assessed according to alcohol content
- Products other than alcohol and tobacco may also require a duty payment
These amounts are indicative only and may change without notice. For more information, please contact U.S. Customs. For information on paying duties and taxes upon entering Canada, we invite you to contact the Canada Border Services Agency.
Can I buy at the Canadian Duty Free Shop without going to the United States?
A: No, in order to buy at the Canadian Duty Free Shop, you must absolutely leave Canada.
Can I buy at the Canadian Duty Free Shop when I return from my vacation in the United States?
A: No, since you must leave Canada after shopping at the Canadian Duty Free Shop.
Are there tobacco products at the Canadian Duty Free Shop?
A: Yes, tobacco products are available in store. According to US federal law, you must be 21 years of age or older to purchase Alcohol and Tobacco.
How do I retrieve my order made online?
A: Before crossing the border, stop at our store with your invoice number. We will present you with your purchases.
Can a non-resident go to a Canadian Duty Free Shop to receive a refund on some of the (GST/HST) they have paid during their visit in Canada?
A: No, this refund program was discontinued in 2007.
Can I bring back purchases made at the Canadian Duty Free Shop when I return to Canada?
A: Yes, you can bring back purchases made at the Canadian Duty Free Shop when you return to Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency determines your eligibility for a personal exemption based on the length of your absence from Canada. For more information, see the Customs Information section.