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Jul 24, 2009
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Border crossing question

Hi all

I'm planning on bringing back a small bottle of termite pesticide (Termidor) from the US into Canada by land.

The requirements state that if the pesticide not registered in Canada (Termidor is not) you must bring it across under the noncommercial importation guidelines

Noncommercial importations are for the personal use of the importer and are not intended for resale. Chemical pest control products or devices not registered in Canada may be imported for personal use only if:

a.the total quantity of the pest control product being imported does not exceed 500 grams by mass or 500 millilitres by volume; and
b.the monetary value does not exceed $100 (Canadian).


Unfortunely the bottle I was going to bring back is 20oz or 591ml. Would I be allowed to pour out 100ml before I got to the border to qualify under the 500ml rule.
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BrettZ84 wrote:
Aug 20th, 2011 5:49 pm
Hi all

I'm planning on bringing back a small bottle of termite pesticide (Termidor) from the US into Canada by land.

The requirements state that if the pesticide not registered in Canada (Termidor is not) you must bring it across under the noncommercial importation guidelines

Noncommercial importations are for the personal use of the importer and are not intended for resale. Chemical pest control products or devices not registered in Canada may be imported for personal use only if:

a.the total quantity of the pest control product being imported does not exceed 500 grams by mass or 500 millilitres by volume; and
b.the monetary value does not exceed $100 (Canadian).


Unfortunely the bottle I was going to bring back is 20oz or 591ml. Would I be allowed to pour out 100ml before I got to the border to qualify under the 500ml rule.
I know this thread is old as hell, but OPie did it work out for you? I'm planning to bring Taurus SC with the same bottle as yours.
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KamS046 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 1:00 pm
I know this thread is old as hell, but OPie did it work out for you? I'm planning to bring Taurus SC with the same bottle as yours.
Holy necro-bump, Batman. :eek:

Odds are you're not going to get an answer. OP hasn't been on this site in nearly two years.
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Yeah, an old thread but quite topical as folks do go to the US to get herbicides and pesticides that we cannot get here.
My take is don't do it. In todays climate between the US and anada, if they do stop you and you did not declare it (as it is not allowed into Canada), there could be pretty severe consequences.
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Just declare it if they ask and go from there. If it's not allowed they'll just confiscate it from you.

When I bring over round up I usually just declare grocery and lawn supplies ( I have groceries as well).

If they ask a follow up question about the lawn supplies I tell them it's round up

Then the border guards will ask me if there is any fertilizer and I say no and that's it.

For weed and feed we are allowed to bring concentrate over the border, just as long as it's not already mixed with fertilizer.

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