Current prices in USA for gas and groceries
Gas,milk,eggs beer ...
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Crossing into the US is not permissable with fresh food.PointsHubby wrote: ↑ I think most of us know there are things to be found in the USA that are cheaper than in Canada
(And vice versa, there are things in Canada that are cheaper than in America)
This video is all well & good in that it presents that info
BUT ... it does nothing to explain to the Traveller that there may be RESTRICTIONS on actually importing many of the goods featured in this video into Canada
EVERY Cdn travelling outside of Canada should be aware of those facts
And how some of the RESTRICTIONS / LIMITATIONS may apply to their shopping / importing plans
CBSA - I Declare = https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voya ... e-eng.html
CFIA Info for Travellers = http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/inform ... 9648516990
As well, things may change from time to time ...
Be it a situation with Tariffs
Or ... an issue with some Food / Agricultural Product
So something that is permitted today ... could be restricted tomorrow
My best advice ... do your research BEFORE you shop
Or ... play it safe and don’t cross the border (either direction) with any AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS or FRESH FOOD
(Be it ... Meat, Poultry, Fish, Seafood, Eggs, Milk & Dairy, Fruits Or Veggies )
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Used to work for Customs.batcave wrote: ↑ Crossing into the US is not permissable with fresh food.
However, your post based on the highlighted link above and not crossing the border back to Canada with agricultural products and fresh food is contradictory. As long as fresh food such as fruits and vegetable are declared and, free from soil, pests, leaves, branches and/or plant debris plus proof or origin in some cases, one can import 250kg of fresh fruit/vegetable and 20kg of meat. That page was last modified on 2018-04-23.
Oct 21st, 2019 2:38 pm
I do not buy animal products in the US so I'm exempt. I have a print out of that page in my glove box for reference.PointsHubby wrote: ↑ Used to work for Customs.
My post was merely to say the video presented only showed price differences... it did not go into the actual RESTRICTIONS & LIMITATIONS
Like the BAN currently on many fresh foods being imported into the USA
(As you mentioned)
Or how Canada has RESTRICTIONS by weight, quantity etc on particular items (did you even read the link you highlighted ? )
Example ... Meat & Poultry = not more than 20 Kg per person, including 1 Turkey
Diary Products = not more than 20 Kg, with high rate of duty after $ 20 Cdn Spent
Most people INCORRECTLY think that Groceries are entirely Duty Free / Free Game when going to the USA
Even for a Day Trip
They are not. There are these RESTRICTIONS & LIMITATIONS still / always in effect
(Of which there are many, and they change often enough ... by Ag Can, dependent on health & safety issues
Someone mentioned Eggs ... for awhile, Raw Eggs of any sort were banned entirely )
Including one’s regular Out of Country Personal Exemptions ... $ 0 - $ 200 - $ 800
So this video just showing comparison prices could be misleading
And Travellers cannot plead ignorance to the law ... by not declaring or under-declaring
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I can't find anything about restrictions on eggs. I've brought back as many as 60 without issue.
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