Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
May 24, 2012

Yukon government increases personal import limits on liquor products

WHITEHORSE—The personal limits for bringing liquor into Yukon from other Canadian jurisdictions have been increased the Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation Scott Kent announced today. An individual can now bring up to nine litres of wine, or three litres of spirits, or 24.55 litres of beer. The previous limits were 1.5 litres of wine, or 1.14 litres of spirits, or 8.5 litres of beer.

“The Yukon government has increased the personal import limits on liquor products to be consistent with other jurisdictions in Canada,” Kent said. “This will allow Yukoners returning from another Canadian province or territory to bring back more liquor product on their person, such as a case of wine from a winery.”

The increased limits are now equal to the volume an individual can bring into Canada after paying a nominal amount of federal duty.

The Yukon Liquor Corporation continues to offer its special order service for all Yukon customers, to provide access to liquor products that are not regularly carried by the Corporation. There is no limit on an individual’s special orders, as long as they are for their own personal use and consumption.

For more information on limits and the special order service visit the Yukon Liquor Corporation website.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca  
Nathalie Ouellet
Communications, Yukon Liquor Corporation
867-667-5075
nathalie.ouellet@gov.yk.ca

 


News Release #12-098