Petition e-399, a petition asking Parliament to adopt a de minimis level higher of CAD$20 on imports purchased online for personal use, was presented to the House of Commons today.

Canadian residents are currently exempt from paying duties, fees and taxes when importing goods valued at less than CAN$20 for personal use by mail or by courier.

This petition, which was signed by 15257 Canadians, called for the raising of the de minimis level to CAD$200, in response to a study published by the CD Howe Institute in June, 2016.

The United States government had raised their de minimis level for personal importations by mail to US$800 from US$200 in February, 2016. And i’m hoping we’re going to at least get a CAD$200 exemption soon.

If you’d like to support this campaign, please contact your local Member of Parliament.

Thank you.