Moving Cross Border – A Few Reminders

Moving Cross Border – A Few Reminders

Welcome to our “Customs With Katy!” blog feature, where we focus on customs-related topics, brought to you by none other than Phillips’ very own Move Coordinator, Katy Duncan! This week, we’ll review some reminders which reputable moving service agents should consider (and follow) when moving cross border:



  1. With some firearms, Canada Border Services Agency considers a crossbow* a prohibited weapon (even when without arrows) and cannot be imported into Canada. A compound bow is not considered a prohibited weapon, however.
  2. As required by customs, always be sure the customer has provided the total depreciated value of their goods on the inventory (and not the insured value).


That reminds us – are you considering moving across the border? Then you may want to look at this page on our website.


For additional customs tips, we recommend that you routinely check our bi-weekly news updates.


Until next time, stay safe and stay customs compliant!


*crossbows designed for one-handed use, or crossbows 500 mm (20 inches) or shorter


(This week’s customs tips are brought to you by northAmerican Moving Services.)


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