Toronto Customs Brokers: eBay Pushes for Increase in De Minimis

EBay Inc. has been lobbying the federal government to reduce the duties people pay on items shipped into Canada.The
online retailer has been meeting with senior federal officials to call
for raising Canada’s duty-free threshold on shipped imports. Called the
de minimis threshold, it means that people in Canada can currently order
up to $20 duty-free; eBay has been adding to international pressure on
the government to align its threshold with the United States.”There
is certainly international pressure to increase and harmonize these
thresholds,” said Andrea Stairs, manager for eBay’s Canadian division,
which has been lobbying to increase the de minimis threshold to $200.