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Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   04   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – USA   *   30   YES   $1000**
Expedited Parcel™ – USA   *   30   YES   $1000**
Tracked Packet - USA   *   1   NO   $100**
Small Packet™ (Air)   *   1   NO   N/A

Letter-post™   YES   YES   YES
Money Orders™    YES   1   $US

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

* see Canada Post Prices for more information.

** No coverage is available on food items.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • alcoholic beverages
  • animals and animal products
  • boxes that formerly contained prohibited or hazardous goods
  • coffee and tea
  • controlled substances such as narcotics, hallucinogenic, stimulant or depressant drugs
  • cosmetics
  • dairy products
  • food for human or animal consumption*
  • fruits, nuts and citrus peels
  • game and hunting trophies
  • gold
  • hides
  • livestock
  • medications
  • meat and fish, including their by products
  • pharmaceutical products**
  • plants and seeds
  • skins
  • soil and organic fertilizers
  • textile and clothing
  • tobacco and tobacco products
  • vegetable and other plant products
  • weapons
  • wheat and gluten products
  • wool.

USA admits duty-free unsolicited genuine personal gifts not exceeding $100US in value (excluding tobacco products and alcohol-based perfume).


The importation of alcohol is governed by both Federal and state laws. In general, the Federal Government allows a reasonable amount of alcohol to be imported in a household goods shipment. If Customs feel the amount is excessive, Customs will require the importer to hire a licensed alcohol importer to file a commercial entry. Domestic importers should check with state regulations before importing, as state laws vary.

* All commercial shipments of food to the United States must be preceded by a Prior Notice of shipment. This includes mail items containing food for human or animal consumption, dietary supplements, vitamins and food additives or colour. Articles of food which have been non-commercially prepared by an individual in his own residence and sent to another individual as a non-commercial gift are exempt from the requirement for a Prior Notice. More information on the Prior Notice can be obtained from the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

** See Documentation Required below.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter by the Canada Post Corporation Act & Regulations (refer to the Canada Postal Guide under "Non-mailable Matter"), the following are prohibited:

  • absinthe
  • alcoholic beverages above 5% alcohol content
  • all animals (live or deceased)
  • asbestos
  • blank tapes and CDís from Iran
  • by-products derived from swine
  • cereals
  • chain letters
  • charcoal briquettes
  • cuban cigars
  • counterfeit items
  • drugs; illegal and prescription
  • feathers or skins of any bird
  • flavoured cigarettes
  • graphite products
  • ground cork
  • haitain animal hide drums
  • liquor
  • lottery tickets or related advertising
  • poisons
  • prison-made goods
  • products made from dog and cat fur
  • reprints of U.S. copyrighted work
  • straw, grasses or other plant material used for packing
  • tuna.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

In addition, senders should provide a Certificate of Origin, whenever possible.

A Certificate of Disinfection is required for shipments containing used clothing.

Pharmaceutical products require:

  • photocopy of the doctor's prescription
  • photocopy of a document proving the addressee's Canadian citizenship, e.g. birth certificate with photo I.D, passport
  • letter from a doctor if drug is not FDA approved or if it does not require a prescription in Canada (available over the counter).