Bellis Fair Shopping Mall Exit 256 Of
Interstate 5 Freeway
There's No HARMONIZED TAX!
In Bellingham Washington. We hope you don't hold it
Canadians visiting the US for 48-hours or more can return to
Canada with a whopping $ 800.00 per person DUTY FREE! This makes
the short drive into Washington State for shopping a no-brainer.
- Fantastic Selection
- Excellent Prices
- Friendly Service With A Smile. Washington State Retailers Welcome
Canadians With Open Arms--Many Local Stores And Businesses Employ
Canadian Citizens Who Understand Canadian Shoppers And Speak the
- Recent parity
of the Canadian and US Dollars it has also become a bustling and lively
hot spot for Canadian shoppers. With Christmas just around the corner be
sure come early on weekends if you want to beat the crowds and get the
best parking spaces.
PERSONAL EXEMPTIONS -
NEW DUTY RATES
Children, Babies, Teens, All Are Entitled To A Personal
Exemption when returning from a trip outside of Canada. The catch is that
the declaration by their guardian or parent must state that the goods
declared on the child's behalf must be for the child's use, therefore you
may have some explaining to do if your child brings back a bottle of
whiskey and some cigars.
Is it unpatriotic for Canadians to shop in the USA? No,
in fact exercising your freedom of choice is the most patriotic thing you
can do, and keep in mind that Americans can shop in Canada and bring back
just as much on their trip north of the border. And there are over 300
million Americans while just about 35 million Canadians.
When you exercise your rights and freedom of choice by
shopping in the USA you can help put pressure on the outrageous prices
back home, and thereby help all of your friends and family back in Canada.
Also, with all the money you save you can afford to give your family the
best of everything they need.
Restricted And Prohibited Items At The Border
To use the Peace Arch Border Crossing you must have a passport or another
form of document that proves your citizenship. Here is a list of some of the items that are
currently restricted or prohibited. Haitian Animal Hide drums have been
linked to cases of anthrax, Dog & Cat fur is prohibited, and Gold from the Sudan is a No-Go.
The basic rule of thumb is, if it dangerous, expensive, or smells funny
don't bring it. Declare everything and play by the rules and your border
crossing should be smooth and pleasurable and always be respectful and courteous to
the Border Crossing Guards--They don't have to let you through.
|Game Hunting Trophies (Moose Heads Etc)
||Automobiles (Cars, Trucks, Vans, Smart Cars)
|Fruits And Vegetables (Frankenfoods etc.)
||Dog And Cat Fur
||Absinthe (Van Gough Drank It And Went Nuts)
|Clothing And Textiles
||Medication (Prescription & OTC)
|Meats, Livestock And Poultry (No KFC?)
||Alcoholic Beverages (Beer, Wine, Whiskey etc)
|Trademarked And Copyrighted Articles
||Plants And Seeds
|Firearms & Guns, Assault Rifles
|Photographic Film (Porn & Illegal Photos)
||Pets (Dogs, Cats, Hamsters)
|Haitian Animal Hide Drums
||Weapons Of Mass Destruction
|Merchandise From Embargoed Countries
||Fruits & Vegetables
||Fish & Wildlife (Bears, Cougars, Raccoons)
Shop the Duty Free Shops on either the American or Canadian side of the
border and save on fun and vice items like Liquor, Wine, Beer, Cigarettes,
Gifts, Watches, Chocolates, Cosmetics, and Souvenir Items. As of June 1st,
2012 Canada's duty free allowances have been liberalized. Allowances are
$800 over 48 hours and $200 over 24 hours in the U.S. Canadians
staying in the U.S. more than 48 hours are allowed 200 cigarettes, 200 grams
of manufactured tobacco, 1.5 Litres of wine or 1.75 Litres of liquor or 24
355 ml cans/bottles of beer or ale. Check U.S. or Canadian customs websites
for more information and current allowances.