Can I lose my NEXUS Card for ordering counterfeit goods online?

Nov 04 12:11 2019 Print This Article

Yes, it is possible that the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) or the United States Customs and Border Protection (“USCBP”) will cancel your NEXUS membership for up to 6 years if you are the importer of counterfeit goods. As a result, you should be careful when ordering goods online.

We are raising this issue now because many people have started their holiday shopping and buy goods online.  You must be careful and if a deal is too good to be true, it may be counterfeit.  Look to see if the goods are being sold from a foreign vendor and will be imported into Canada under your name.  Be careful that you buy from reputable sources – but even, then there is no guarantee.

Ask yourself before confirming any online order – Are you willing to lose your NEXUS membership (and ability to get into shorter airport security line ups) to save a few dollars on a gift for yourself or someone else?  If not, buy from an authorized dealer.

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