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Customs and excise information

Customs and excise duties

AGLC collects customs duties and pays them to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

We also collect and remit any excise duty to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Customs duties and excise duties apply to imported liquor products. Excise duties apply to domestic liquor products.

AGLC policies about importing liquor are in Section 3 of the Liquor Agency Handbook. Liquor agencies and suppliers must meet Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requirements.

By meeting all CBSA requirements you can reduce clearing delays.

For more information please visit the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

If you have questions you can also contact the Border Information Service (BIS).