New duty free allowances are now in effect

That’s great news because it’s now even easier for border shoppers to shop and save. So just how much have allowances increased? Duty Free customs allowances have increased to $200 for trips over 24 hours and increased to $800 for trips over 48 hours.

The previous 2-tiered allowance system was confusing to many travelers and was a factor in traffic congestion and longer wait times at border crossings. So the Canadian duty free industry is excited to support this decision!

The table below provides more details on the new and past custom allowances. Happy duty free shopping everyone!