A list containing most of the items that are not allowed into the United States

  • Dangerous toys
  • Illegal substances
  • Fruits, vegetables, plants and plant material of any type
  • Sunglasses (Certain UV specifications are prohibited) (Contact U.S. CBP for more info)
  • Kinder Surprise Eggs (minimum $300 CAD fine per egg) (Food with a non-nutritive object embedded in it cannot be sold in the U.S.)
  • Toys for children under the age of 12 with high lead content are strictly prohibited
  • Cooked eggs and foods such as breakfast tacos, egg plates and hard boiled eggs
  • Fresh, dried or canned meats or meat products or foods that have been prepared with meat
  • Cultural artifacts may require an export permit
  • Products containing dog or cat fur
  • Firearms
  • Any living creatures
  • Soil
  • All camping gear, recreational equipment and supplies must be clean and free of pests and soil
  • Firewood
  • Counterfeit articles or those that infringe a federally registered trademark or copyright

Please refer to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website to see if your product is compliant.

If you have further questions you should call:

  • CBP INFO Center at (703) 526-4200 or  (877) CBP-5511.


Superdave’s Express will not take these items across the border due to their potential to cause problems for us:

  • Toy guns (when vehicle is scanned, the image of a gun may come up and cause issues)
  • All sunglasses because U.S. border agents cannot tell the UV protection on them without confiscating them first
  • Any package over $800 retail