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Counterfeit products and intellectual property rights

CBSA supports the fight against counterfeit and pirated goods entering or leaving Canada. The Agency has the power to temporarily detain suspected counterfeit goods encountered at the border while rights holders seek legal redress.

As an owner of valid Canadian intellectual property rights, you may be eligible to file a Request for Assistance (RFA) application with the CBSA. RFAs may help the CBSA to find and detain commercial shipments suspected of containing materials that infringe on intellectual property rights.

For more information and to understand how the program works, please visit the CBSA website

We’re providing this information as a convenience only. All of this information is subject to change without notice, and we don't guarantee its accuracy or completeness. It's your responsibility to make sure that you are complying with all applicable requirements when you send or receive international mail items.