Beginning in 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has new procedures in place for for Canadian vessels visiting the United States. Canadian vessels are no longer required to purchase a U.S. Customs user fee decal. Instead, they must purchase a cruising license. Cruising licenses are valid for one year.
Earlier in the year we reported that poultry and eggs were not allowed from Canada into the US. In mid-June this restriction was eased. Now, poultry and eggs from any province other than Ontario are permitted into the US. To avoid hassles, be sure a country and province of origin is printed on the packaging of poultry ... Details
Effective April 30, 2007 Nexus border pre-clearance can be used in place of Canpass for telephone check-in into Canada. After phone-in, Nexus card holders still must land at a designated landing site at an agreed-upon time, although as with Canpass they may depart without penalty if a Canada Customs officer does not sh... Details
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NEXUS Membership—Easy and Convenient
After having I-68s and experiencing the convenience of calling in, rather than stopping at a port of entry, my wife and... Details
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The customs restrictions on food when crossing into Canada and back to the US seem to have changed from time to time lately, and it’s a crap shoot deciding what we can bring across. Do you know an authoritative web site ... Details
Uh-oh. The Waggoner says beef and beef by-products can enter the U.S. Customs officers at the Seattle Boat Show said no.
Don’t bring beef or anything that has beef in it into the U.S. This includes canned food such as the ever-popular but never opened cans of Dinty Moore stew.
Note that food and other import... Details
One would think the combined might of the federal government could find a way to sell a $27.50 decal online, but such is not the case. Reader Jim Rogers, from San Francisco, managed to do it, and sent the following note. Until the Feds make it easier, we plan to have the necessary form faxed to us. We’ll fill it in a... Details
Border crossing requirements have been changing and tightening since September 11, 2001, although the U.S. requirements are more stringent than the Canadian requirements. The Waggoner recommends that any boater crossing the border, either direction, be able to meet U.S. requirements. Basically, the U.S. wants ... Details
Jim Laursen, the helpful Spectrum Operations Manager at the Industry Canada office in Victoria, advises us that the Waggoner’s information for Canadian vessels traveling to the U.S. is incorrect. The Waggoner says Canadian vessels don’t need a station license in the U.S. We got that information several years ago fr... Details