Tobacco stamps

On July 12, 2010, the Jobs and Economic Growth Act (Bill C-9) (Department of Justice) received Royal Assent. This act contains the legislative amendments to the Excise Act, 2001 required to implement a new stamping regime for tobacco products.

The tobacco stamp has been available for tobacco manufacturers to purchase for use on their tobacco products since September 1, 2010. Effective April 1st, 2011, the stamp will be mandatory on all tobacco products manufactured domestically or imported into Canada for the duty-paid market. For a specified time following April 1st, 2011, both the tobacco stamp and / or the current tear-tape or paper stamp may appear on tobacco products in the duty-paid market.

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