This new surtax will make it cost more to bring groceries across the border

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If you plan on heading across the border to Point Roberts to pick up a few groceries and some cheap gas, it might cost you a bit more.

A new surtax on U.S. goods came into effect on Canada Day (July 1) whereby certain goods originating from the U.S. are now subject to a surtax.

The surtax will be applied on goods subject to the surtax if a traveller exceeds their personal exemption. A list of goods subject to the surtax is available on the Department of Finance’s website HERE.

The list includes items like orange juice, yogurt, jam, coffee and toilet paper.

The move has been put in place by the federal government in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to apply tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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