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Canada Import Restrictions

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Canadian authorities before posting:


Canada admits coins addressed to coin dealers or collectors only if uninsured.

Special documentation


Commercial consignments valued at more than $C1200 need a certified invoice. The sender should send three copies separately to the addressee and include one copy in the article.

Canada admits duty-free gifts up to $C60 in value that are labelled unsolicited gift.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Canada prohibits:

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under ECI Platinum.

Alcoholic Beverages

The Importation of alcoholic beverages (including wine) to Canada is strictly prohibited unless being mailed to a Provincial Liquor Board or Commission, or to a manufacturer or distributor of such beverages in Canada.
Samples must be sent by freight methods; they cannot be sent by Australia Post. Licensed distillers and authorised agents cannot import alcohol into Ontario by Australia Post.