Canadian Duties


How Much are Canadian Duties?

The amount of Duty you will have to pay depends on the type of goods you are importing and the country where they were made.  Also remember this is only part of the picture, as you may also have to pay PST or other types of taxes.

Canadian Duty Calculator

Below is a calculator you can use to ESTIMATE the amount of duty you will pay on various products you purchase in the U.S. and bring back across the border to Canada.  Although this tool is provided by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), Canadian Customs is not bound by the estimate and does not guarantee its accuracy.  The actual amount of duty you pay could be higher, or lower, than the amount shown.  Having said that, this is a very useful way to get an idea of how much you will owe when you reach the border crossing.

You can compute the estimated Canadian duty on clothing, household appliances, automotive items, baby items, home furnishings, electronic equipment, food, health products, jewelry, movies, music, books sports equipment, toys and similar items.

 Duty and Taxes Estimator
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Duty and Taxes Estimator

Place of residence: Please note the amount of duty and taxes owing is impacted by your place of residence and not the location where you enter Canada.
Select a category:
Select a product:
What is the total cost of the product?

Please enter the total amount you paid for the product, including local sales tax, in Canadian dollars.

If you require assistance with currency conversion, please use the Bank of Canada’s daily currency converter.


Where was the product made?

Please note the amount of duty and taxes owing is impacted by where the product was manufactured and not the location where it was purchased.

  • Within Canada, the United States or Mexico (NAFTA)
  • Elsewhere

This tool provides an estimate only and applies strictly to goods imported for personal use. The final amount of applicable duties and taxes may vary from the estimate and will be determined by a border services officer when you arrive at the border.

Your estimated duty and taxes are CAN $


We remind all travellers to consult Paying Duties and Taxes for more information, including personal exemption amounts.

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Notes on How the Duty is Calculated

Where specific products within a category of goods have different rates of duty, the highest rate has been used to produce the estimate.

Personal exemptions, tariff classifications, tax rates, and many other things that affect the amount of duty change frequently so you may find that how much you pay changes over time.

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