As of 2010, Canada ranked as the 12th-largest importer in the world. Some of its imports include animals and animal products, plastic, rubber, wood pulp, new vehicles and aircraft. It also imports vegetable, food, mineral and chemical products, such as coffee, cereal, alcohol and fertilizer, as well as arms and ammunition.Continue Reading
Canada also imports electricity, crude oil and several types of consumer goods, such as paper products, footwear, umbrellas, glass and glassware, ceramic products, musical instruments, clocks and watches. The country allows the importation of pearls, base metals, machinery, clocks, arms, ammunition and works of art. Canada imports silk, wool, cotton, carpets and other textile floor coverings, as well as laminated fabrics and industrial textiles, knitted or crocheted fabric, woven clothing and other apparel.
Canada requires businesses to register the products they want to import. If the country decides to let the business import the product or good, it assigns it a specific tariff or tax. The company must pay this tax before receiving its goods. Customs also reserves the right to inspect and hold any product imported into the country. As of 2010, the United States, Mexico and China were Canada's largest import partners.
Canada prohibits the importation of legal or illegal tender, goods manufactured in whole or in part by prison labor, used or second-hand mattresses, white phosphorous matches, obscene materials and pornography. It limits the importation of copyrighted books, as well as used or second-hand aircraft and motor vehicles.Learn more about Canada
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Canada is the exporter of many goods, the majority being energy products such as oil and natural gas, and metals and minerals. Almost 25 percent of Canada's exports are energy products while metals and minerals comprise more than 15 percent of Canada exports.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Canadian imports from Mexico include television sets, automobiles, gas-powered trucks, cigarettes and beer. Lamps, telephones and agricultural goods, such as tomatoes, peppers and avocados, are also imported.Full Answer >