CD Howe Brief: Raising the de minimis Threshold in Canada

Rights of Passage: The Economic Effects of
Raising the de minimis Threshold in Canada
By Christine McDaniel, Simon Schropp and Olim Latipov

With Ottawa considering raising the threshold for duty-free imports into Canada, it is timely to assess the economic costs and benefits of such a move. At issue is the so-called de minimis threshold (DMT), which is a valuation ceiling for imports, below which no duty or tax is charged and the clearance procedures are minimal.

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