|Wine||Up to 1.5 litres||Up to 53 fluid ounces|
|Alcoholic beverages||Up to 1.14 litres||Up to 40 fluid ounces|
|Beer or ale||Up to 8.5 litres||Up to 287 fluid ounces|
Exceeding this amount will result in paying a federal customs assessment as well as any applicable provincial or territorial taxes on the total value (in Canadian dollars) of the full volume of booze, not just the amount in excess of the allowable exemption. The laws forbid bringing in alcohol as a gift.
Alcohol. You can pack any amount of alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol by volume or less, or five litres per person of alcoholic beverages with 24% and 70% alcohol by volume, in your checked baggage if you are flying within Canada. Duty-free alcohol: See Duty-free purchases as carry-on baggage.
You can claim goods worth up to CAN $800. You must have tobacco products and alcoholic beverages in your possession when you enter Canada, but other goods may follow you by other means (such as courier or by post). However, all of the goods you are bringing back must be reported to the CBSA when you arrive.
Items You Cannot Bring Into Canada Food: Fresh fruits and vegetables and animal and fish products. Live bait: Don’t bring minnows, leeches, smelts, or leeches on your fishing trips. Weapons: Guns and firearms, ammunition, fireworks, and mace and pepper spray are not allowed.
You can claim goods worth up CAN $800 without paying any duty and taxes. You must have the goods with you when you enter Canada. Although you can include some tobacco products and alcohol, a partial exemption may apply to cigarettes, tobacco products and manufactured tobacco.
Duties will apply when you exceed these allowances. Typical charges are $2.00 – $3.00 per bottle of liquor, $1.30 per case of beer and $3.90 per carton of cigarettes. U.S. duty rates on purchases exceeding 1 liter of alcohol are assessed according to alcohol content.
Generally, one liter of alcohol per person may be entered into the U.S. duty-free by travelers who are 21 or older, although travelers coming from the U.S. Virgin Islands or other Caribbean countries are entitled to more.
Alcohol Quantities Permitted 1.14 liters (38.5 U.S. ounces) of liquor. This is equivalent to (up to) 40 fluid ounces or one large standard bottle of liquor. Up to 8.5 liters of beer or ale, including beer with more than 0.5 percent alcohol.
As a general rule, you can bring up to 1 liter (0.26 gallons) duty-free, although travelers coming from certain destinations, including Caribbean countries, are usually entitled to more. If you bring more than that duty-free quantity in, you’ll have to declare it and pay duty and federal excise taxes.
Any amount of alcohol greater than 3.4 ounces must be packed in checked baggage. Travelers may take up to five liters of alcohol with alcohol content between 24% and 70% per person as checked luggage if it’s packaged in a sealable bottle or flask.
How to Pack Liquor in your Luggage Mini-bottles go in your shoes. Wrap your bottles in a plastic bag. Pack Your Suitcase Mostly Full. Pad the Suitcase. Wrap the bottles in pants or sweaters. Put a barrier between bottles. Pack around the sides. Room for More.
Alcohol in Canada is one of the more difficult items to import since it is regulated heavily by both the federal and provincial governments. While the provincial liquor boards represent monopolies that control and approve all imports of alcohol into their regions, in most cases private imports are allowed.
Being away for two days means you ‘re now also allowed to bring some alcohol back: 8.5 litres (24 cans) of beer or 1.5 litres ( one large bottle or two regular bottles) of wine or 1.14 litres ( one 40-ounce bottle or a 26-ounce bottle plus a 13.6-ounce mickey) of spirits.
Any item mailed to Canada may be subject to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and/or duty. Unless specifically exempted, you must pay the 5% GST on items you import into Canada by mail.