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United States of America Duty Free

Customs and Duty Free allowance and restrictions

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 2kg of smoking tobacco or proportionate amounts of each.
• 1L of alcoholic beverage if 21 or over.
• Gifts or articles up to a value of US$100.

Note: Gold coins, medals and bullion, formerly prohibited, may be brought into the USA, except from embargoed countries.

Prohibitive imports:

(a) Narcotics and dangerous drugs, unless for medical purposes (doctor's certificate required). (b) Absinthe, biological materials, some seeds, fruits and plants. (c) Firearms and ammunition. (d) Hazardous articles (fireworks, toxic materials), including matches and match books. (e) Meat and poultry products - fresh, dried or canned. (f) Any fish or their eggs, unless canned, pickled or smoked. (g) Dairy products and eggs. (h) Cuban cigars, brought from any country. (i) Wildlife and endangered species, including crustaceans, molluscs, eggs, game and hunting trophies and crafted articles of any part thereof. (j) Dog and cat fur. (k) Some art and artefacts. (l) Imports from Iran and leather souvenirs from Haiti. (m) Some automobiles. (n) More than one article displaying a counterfeit or confusingly similar logo to trademarked and copyrighted articles. (o) Merchandise from embargoed countries: Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, Libya, and Sudan; information materials  are permitted. Items of archaeological, historical religious or scientific importance that are illegally removed from specific locations in Iraq.

Duty Free shopping:

Duty Free shopping is a great way for travelers to purchase gifts and last minute travel needs prior to leaving the country. Before leaving Canada travelers have the opportunity to shop at the Peace Bridge Duty Free and before leaving the United States travelers can shop at the Duty Free Americas. Both stores offer travelers currency exchange services and premium merchandise, including liquor, beer, and tobacco, at great prices.

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