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Posting Abroad of Letter-Post Items Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1288)

Regulations are current to 2024-04-01

Posting Abroad of Letter-Post Items Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1288


Regulations Respecting the Posting Abroad of Letter-Post Items

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Posting Abroad of Letter-Post Items Regulations.


  • SOR/2000-199, s. 5(F)

 In these Regulations,

large quantities

large quantities, in respect of letter-post items, means more than 50 such items posted on any one day or more than 300 such items posted in any month by or on behalf of a person; (grandes quantités)

letter-post item

letter-post item has the same meaning as in the International Letter-post Items Regulations; (envoi de la poste aux lettres)


person means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership or incorporated entity. (personne)

  • SOR/79-889, s. 1
  • SOR/81-390, s. 1
  • SOR/82-38, s. 1
  • SOR/83-620, s. 1
  • SOR/86-244, s. 1
  • SOR/90-795, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-199, s. 6


  •  (1) Where letter-post items are posted in a country other than Canada to an addressee in Canada by or on behalf of a person resident in Canada and

    • (a) the letter-post items are posted in large quantities,

    • (b) the Corporation has reasonable grounds to believe that the sole purpose for posting the letter-post items in that other country is to profit from the lower postage rates that are in force in that country, or

    • (c) the letter-post items are printed papers containing a card, an envelope or a wrapper that is addressed for return to an address in Canada,

    the Corporation shall

    • (d) return the letter-post items to the country of origin; or

    • (e) require that the sender of the letter-post items pay to the Corporation full postage calculated at the rate that would have been applicable if the letter-post items had been posted in Canada.

  • (2) For the purpose of calculating the postage referred to in paragraph (1)(e), the post office in Canada at which the letter-post items are received from the other country is deemed to be the post office of posting.

  • (3) Where a sender of letter-post items refuses to pay the postage required by the Corporation to be paid pursuant to paragraph (1)(e), the Corporation shall treat the letter-post items as undeliverable mail in accordance with the Undeliverable and Redirected Mail Regulations.

  • SOR/81-839, s. 1
  • SOR/83-620, s. 2

 [Revoked, SOR/83-620, s. 2]

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