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e-399 (E-Commerce)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Kyle MacDonald from Ottawa, Ontario, on June 16, 2016, at 6:04 p.m. (EDT)
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Consumers and consumer protection
Customs tariff and customs duties
e-Commerce
Imports
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canada’s current de minimis level of $20 is grossly below that of other industrialized countries;
  • Canadians who spend more than $20 shopping online outside of Canada are paying the government up to 30% duty and tax penalties on their purchases;
  • Canadians who are able to cross the border to shop in person are permitted up to $800 in purchases without incurring duty and tax penalties while those who rely on online shopping are unfairly penalized for purchases as low as $20;
  • Raising the de minimis threshold to $200 CAD would bring direct economic benefits to Canadian consumers and businesses and bring Canada in line with the online economies of other industrialized countries; and
  • On March 11, 2016, the United States increased their own de minimis level to $800;
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to increase Canada’s de minimis level from $20 to $200 which will help middle class Canadians by lowering prices on goods, increasing product options for Canadians, and will lead to a more innovative and accessible product market for Canadians.
Brampton South
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on October 24, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00799)
Government response tabled on December 7, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : June 16, 2016, at 6:04 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 14, 2016, at 6:04 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
2216
British Columbia
2221
Manitoba
606
New Brunswick
377
Newfoundland and Labrador
242
Northwest Territories
30
Nova Scotia
551
Nunavut
14
Ontario
6883
Prince Edward Island
73
Quebec
1491
Saskatchewan
493
Yukon
29
Other Countries
31
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