Osoyoos border crossing

Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby JagXKR » May 7th, 2019, 8:24 am

Exxon in Oroville yesterday was $3.429 US gallon.
Math for me was:
3.429 / 3.785 then divide by .74 (aprx exchange) then x 1.025 (my non US credit card fee)
$1.255 CDN per liter.
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There currently is a ban on poultry products from California. Anything chicken, turkey etc. that does not specifically state that it is from an area other than Cali will not be allowed back into Canada. Found this out when I stopped prior to entering the USA and asked for the grocery list. Too bad the 78 cent for a dozen medium eggs did not clearly state where they were from.

The grocery list from CBSA

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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » May 7th, 2019, 8:33 am

I noticed very few deals. Bacon prices? Yikes. What was once a large bag of bacon bits for $1.98 is now $5.98, add exchange and they stayed there.

I like Jarritos and at Princes they are 0.97/item and the Omak in Walmart they are 0.74/item. I do wish I bought a few more in Omak.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Mike Br. » May 28th, 2019, 10:37 am

A man was charged a $30,000 fine for attempting to smuggle thousands of kilograms of cheese through the Canadian border.

Haissam Azaar, 50, was caught with about 3,990 kg of cheese at the Thousand Islands border crossing in Landsdowne, Ont., on Jan. 10, 2018, according to a news release published by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » May 28th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Jeez, we went down for a one day trip and I didn't even buy one block of cheese. :135:
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Bsuds » May 28th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Queen K wrote:Jeez, we went down for a one day trip and I didn't even buy one block of cheese. :135:


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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby twobits » May 28th, 2019, 7:35 pm

Queen K wrote:Jeez, we went down for a one day trip and I didn't even buy one block of cheese. :135:


And the Quebec Dairy farmers appreciate you paying more than you should for your cheese in Canada.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Mike Br. » May 28th, 2019, 7:50 pm

twobits wrote:And the Quebec Dairy farmers ...

That’s what these draconian limits/fines are all about.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby GOLS » Jun 12th, 2019, 5:58 pm

Queen K wrote:For all the times I have crossed the border, I do not recall if there is a way to go in to the Canadian side and have a chat regarding questions.

My question is about the draconian change to the dairy allowance.

Nowadays, due to trade wars, Canadians aren't allowed to bring back more than $20 worth, milk, cheese, yogurt. That is what the friendly border guard told us, we could be on the hook for paying hundreds of dolllars worth in taxes if we do.

I KNOW what border services says on their website, but what I want to know, is it being strictly enforced? Has anyone ended up paying big bucks for Tilamook Pepper Jack when it's over $20 worth?

Or is there a loosy goosey feel to the wording?


Dairy products (e.g.: cheese, milk, yogurt, butter)
up to 20 kilograms per person
Please note that quantities in excess of $20.00 may be subject to high rates of duty. The CBSA is responsible for determining customs and duties for items coming into Canada.

How the :cuss: are you getting up to 20 kilograms person for $20 or under? Has anyone been hit with the "high rate of duty" yet? :135:


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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » Jun 12th, 2019, 9:31 pm

:135:
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby twobits » Jun 13th, 2019, 7:08 pm

So is it 20 bucks, 20 kg, or is this a topic derived in hot boxing weed in a vehicle.......whatever that is?
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby JagXKR » Jun 13th, 2019, 7:44 pm

See my post above. The image is what CBSA gave me after I asked for the "grocery list".
$20 worth of dairy products. Canadian dollars not US dollars.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby twobits » Jun 14th, 2019, 5:40 pm

JagXKR wrote:See my post above. The image is what CBSA gave me after I asked for the "grocery list".
$20 worth of dairy products. Canadian dollars not US dollars.


So.....20 bucks or 20 kg......whatever comes first? Yup, that was perfectly clear in your post.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby JagXKR » Jun 14th, 2019, 7:26 pm

HUH?!
I have never said 20kg of anything. The photo I took of the list CBSA provided is what I posted. No where does it say 20kg of dairy. No where did I say you can take back 20kg of dairy. The list states 20kg for MEAT not dairy.
Do you understand now?
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » Jun 14th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Brought back $12 bux of Tillimook Pepper Jack today.
Bsuds, not making that idiot mistake again!

Nice day in Molson, WA today, the museum up there is above average quality, well worth the trip.

And they're having their "Pancake feed" tomorrow to boot.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby fluffy » Jun 15th, 2019, 4:44 am

I don’t generally pass by Prince’s without a quick peek, but it’s never the main reason for any trip south of the line I make. Most of the time it’s to use the parcel service in Orville, or a run to Oman for the big Walmart and Mexican lunch Rancho Chico’s. In Prince’s I’ll scan for specials but for the most part any grocery shopping I do is for products I can’t find in Canada. Tilamook cheeses and butter are excellent products, but don’t come on sale as much as they used to. Their ice cream is to die for.

I’ve yet to encounter anything coming back into Canada that I could term as a problem. I find somewhere around $200 on a down-and-back trip is where they will consider charging duty but even at that level I’ve been waved through most of the time. If border guards scare you, that might be a problem, as that’s is just the sort of stuff they’re trained to spot.
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