This post was prompted by a question on another thread. http://debbiesreviews.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=cubageneral&action=display&thread=19989&page=2
But as it is off topic from the main topic of that thread, I am posting it as a new topic.
Monctonguy was asking how much rum we are allowed to bring back to Canada.
It isn’t so much an issue of how much is allowed, as how much we can bring back Duty Free.
Here are the rules as per the Canadian Border Services Agency:
You are allowed to import only one of the following amounts of alcohol free of duty and taxes:
• 1.5 litres (53 imperial ounces) of wine;
• a total of 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of alcoholic beverages; or
• up to a maximum of 8.5 litres of beer or ale.
(Note, that is per person) Now, that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring back more. You can bring back as much as you can carry (within reason, of course), but you will have to pay duty and taxes on the excess.
How much the duty and taxes will amount to depends on your province of residence. I don’t think the variation is large from one province to another, but when we discussed this on another forum, we found that in Alberta, the amount was approximately $11 per liter. I think someone from PEI mentioned $20 per liter. I think most provinces would fall within this range.
I hope that helps.