Excise Act, 2001
Meaning of traveller’s tobacco
54 (1) In this section, traveller’s tobacco means manufactured tobacco that is imported by a person at any time and
(a) is classified under tariff item No. 9804.10.00, 9804.20.00, 9805.00.00 or 9807.00.00 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff; or
(b) would be classified under tariff item No. 9804.10.00 or 9804.20.00 in that List but for the fact that the total value for duty as determined under section 46 of the Customs Act of all goods imported by the person at that time exceeds the maximum value specified in that tariff item.
Marginal note:Special duty on traveller’s tobacco
(2) A special duty is imposed on traveller’s tobacco at the time it is imported at the rates set out in section 2 of Schedule 3.
Marginal note:When and how duty is payable
(3) The special duty shall be paid and collected under the Customs Act, and interest and penalties shall be imposed, calculated, paid and collected under that Act, as if the special duty were a duty levied under section 20 of the Customs Tariff, and for those purposes, the Customs Act applies with any modifications that the circumstances require.
(4) The special duty is not imposed on traveller’s tobacco imported by an individual for their personal use if it was manufactured in Canada and is stamped.
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