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Canada Border Services Agency Fact Sheet

Tax Development Jun 30, 2010

Effective July 1, 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will begin collecting HST on non-commercial imports destined for consumers that are resident in Ontario or British Columbia.  The HST will apply to non-commercial goods destined for Ontario and British Columbia, regardless of where the goods enter into Canada.  Non-commercial goods are defined as all goods, other than goods imported into Canada for sale, or for any commercial, industrial, occupational, institutional or other like use.

CBSA Fact Sheet 06/10