Customs duty in Canada varies according to time spent away and the type of product purchased, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. Most goods that have a duty rate include it in the quoted price for shipping, states FedEx. The average duty rate is 7 percent.
As of 2015, travelers can bring up to CA$200 dollars of goods, not including alcohol and tobacco, into Canada after each absence of 24 hours or more. Travelers who have been out of the country for 48 hours or more can bring up to CA$800 worth of goods without paying duty, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. Travelers pay duty on amounts over the personal exemption. Duty rates vary according to the country in which the goods originate, the province into which the traveler brings the goods and the country from which the traveler brings them.