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Visiting the U.S. Would I be in trouble if I bring weed killer across the border?

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Visiting the U.S. Would I be in trouble if I bring weed killer across the border?

Can I bring weed killer into Ontario? Thinking of packing some in my suitcase. :confused:
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Since alot of people are going to tell you to do it anyway..

If it's legal in Ontario you are fine.

If it's part of the banned pesticides/fertilizers , then it's grounds to refuse it entry and have you return it, or have it taken from you.


Andd so now do whatever what you want, just accept the reality of possible outcomes.
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natalienicole wrote:
Nov 30th, 2009 5:58 pm
Can I bring weed killer into Ontario? Thinking of packing some in my suitcase. :confused:
You think bringing a noxious chemical in a suitcase on an airplane is a good idea? Really?
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Ottomaddox wrote:
Nov 30th, 2009 6:04 pm
You think bringing a noxious chemical in a suitcase on an airplane is a good idea? Really?
OP could be driving across the border...
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OP could be driving across the border...
No...I am taking a plane.
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natalienicole wrote:
Nov 30th, 2009 6:15 pm
No...I am taking a plane.
Obviously not then, and you could even earn yourself a spot on a no-fly list if you pulled that sort of stunt, in addition to other penalties of transporting undeclared dangerous goods.

You may want to look into the requirements of 7 USC 136 o(c) and 19 C.F.R. paragraph 12.112 for the EPA licensing that may be required for importation of herbicides and pesticides into the United States. ie: you'd probably have to apply for an import license.

edit: oops, I see you want to import to Canada. Well, Environment Canada probably has the same licensing requirements which you would need to adhere to.
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Is there any province in Canada that is still allowed to use weed killer.

I have a trucker friend that drives coast to coast that can maybe pick some up.
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natalienicole wrote:
Nov 30th, 2009 5:58 pm
Can I bring weed killer into Ontario? Thinking of packing some in my suitcase. :confused:
Packing weedkiller in a suitcase is like packing a bottle of javol bleach in a suitcase. What hapens if it leaks... Both are noxious. In any event, you'll probably get flagged as other posters outlined earlier and then you have to dig yourself out of a hole.
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Would I be in trouble if I bring killer weed across the border?
Either one is probably not a good idea.
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I did a lot of research into this last summer and the best I could come up with is that it's illegal to sell or use (residentially) the weed killer, but posession doesn't seem to be illegal. (assuming we're talking about 24d that is)

I may very well bring a case back next spring as I don't see how it's illegal. I'd be driving though. On a plane, all bets are off. Best advice I can give is make damn sure there's no fertilizer in there.

Actually, the best advice I can give is to ask the CBSA. They've got a hotline for stuff like this.
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when I read the subject, I missed the "killer" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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We did it all last summer and the summer before, by land. We were never once asked if we has fertilizer of weedkiller but fully declared the value. It's the neighborhood joke that if you want any of the lawn stuff that is blacklisted here to just ask my hubby, LOL!
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From my research:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/pes ... ex-eng.php

Fact Sheet on the Requirements for the Commercial Importation of Pest Control Products (Pest Control Products Act)

[INDENT]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)[/INDENT].


Looks like it has to be less than 500 ml or 500 grams (of 2-4-D content) , less than $100 cdn and for personal use only, not withstanding whether it's legal to apply the pesticide within that particular province. BTW, the trade names of the pesticides in the US don't coincide with the Canadian names (i.e. Killex vs. Weed be gone), so it's likely that the US name won't be registered in Canada
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FYI- I called and they stated the same answer as above.

The customs phone number is 18004619999 and they directed me to the Health Canada number which is 1-800-267-6315

500g or less (liquid or powder)- not for commercial use and no more then $100.

I'm also wondering why you couldn't - considering it is illegal to use in Ontario- however, may be used elsewhere in the country (i.e. a friend in Manitoba).
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