Canada has complex regulations and restrictions that apply to importing certain products and items into Canada. Such items include; meat products, dairy products, eggs, honey, plants, tobacco, alcohol, weapons, animals and animal products. Canadian law requires that you declare all food, plants and animal related products that you bring into Canada. You can avoid problems at the border by not bringing such items into Canada.
Further information can be found on the following websites:
- Be Aware and Declare
- Canada Border Services Agency - Visitors to Canada
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) provides Border Information Service, which is available by calling either of the following numbers:
(+1 204) 983-3500 or
(+1 506) 636-5064
If you require more in-depth information related to a specific topic, call during their business hours (Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:00), and press "0" to speak to a CBSA agent.
Please note: Neither the High Commission of Canada nor the Consulate and Trade Office in New Zealand can answer specific questions regarding Canadian customs regulations and restrictions. Please contact the above listed agencies for information.
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