Friday, April 13, 2012

Changes to the Import Requirements for Non-restricted Firearms (Canada)

Customs Notice 12-013

Changes to the Import Requirements for Non-restricted Firearms


Residents importing goods that were previously exported from Canada, can ask the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) staff to document their firearms, on Form BSF407, Identification of Articles for Temporary Exportation, before leaving the country.

The BSF407 can be used to identify the goods as having been previously exported from Canada to ensure they aren’t subject to duties or taxes.

The information recorded on the BSF407 will include specific details about the goods, including make, model, serial number or other identifying information.


Due to a Quebec Superior Court temporary injunction, Bill C-19 does not apply in Quebec. Residents and non-residents, entering a port of entry within the province of Quebec, must present a valid firearms licence (Possession and Acquisition Licence or Possession Only Licence) and a registration certificate to import non-restricted firearms. Non-residents not in possession of these documents must complete a Non-resident Firearms Declaration form (CAFC 909) and pay the $25 confirmation fee to import non-restricted firearms.

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