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Liquor Collection - Taxes? Duties? 

Richard S
Richard S
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Posted On: 4/25/2018
Richard S
Richard S
Posts: 2
Hello! I have received my CoPR, and will be moving from the US to Ontario in the next few weeks. I have a collection of sealed liquor bottles (about 20 or so) which I have collected during my travels around the world. Some from as far away as China!

I would like to take this collection with me, preferably in the moving truck along with my furniture, etc. Will I have any issues bringing them in? Taxes? Duties? Etc.?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 4/25/2018
PMM
PMM
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Hi

Richard S wrote:
Hello! I have received my CoPR, and will be moving from the US to Ontario in the next few weeks. I have a collection of sealed liquor bottles (about 20 or so) which I have collected during my travels around the world. Some from as far away as China!

I would like to take this collection with me, preferably in the moving truck along with my furniture, etc. Will I have any issues bringing them in? Taxes? Duties? Etc.?

Thanks in advance for your help!


1. You better start drinking or be prepared to pay a very steep cost to import he collection.
2. From the Memorandum on Settlers effects

"Alcoholic Beverages
49. Alcohol may qualify under tariff item No. 9807.00.00 as settler’s effects only if, the settler meets the minimum age requirements, these goods accompany the settler on arrival in Canada, and the quantity limits are not exceeded.
50. Settlers can include in their personal exemption, up to either 1.14 litres of alcohol or, 1.5 litres of wine or, a total of 1.14 litres of alcohol and wine."

52. Settlers intending to ship alcoholic beverages to Canada (e.g., the contents of a bar or wine cellar) are advised to contact the appropriate liquor control board, prior to shipment, so that provincial fees and assessments can be paid in advance. In order to obtain release of the shipment in Canada, the settler must produce a copy of the provincial permit and pay all of the applicable CBSA assessments.
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Posted On: 4/25/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us. Thanks PMM for sharing this information too.

It is great that you are looking into this type of information ahead of time.

For additional information you may also want to contact the Border Information Service (BIS).

The Border Information Service (BIS) is an automated telephone service that answers incoming calls and provides general information on CBSA programs, services and initiatives.

You do not need to provide any personally identifying information in order to access this service.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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