The new trade deal between Canada, the US and Mexico has made it more affordable to shop online.
Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tells us you might not get charged duty or sales tax based on the amount you’ve ordered from the States.
“If you’ve ordered it online to Canada and the value is under $40 you won’t be charged sales tax. That’s doubled, it used to be $20. If the item is less than $150, you won’t get charged duty.”
The trade deal won’t have an impact on packages you’ve ordered and shipped to America and have brought back over the Canadian border.
Meanwhile, Hajdu is attempting to quell the fears of dairy farmers over their concerns to changes in the new trade deal.
She says if dairy farmers are concerned the Federal government will be looking at compensation for the loss to their sector.
The Labour Minister feels the new deal will be overall good for Canadian farmers.