Trade Regulations, Customs and Standards

  • Import Tariffs
  • Trade Barriers
  • Import Requirements and Documentation
  • U.S. Export Controls
  • Temporary Entry
  • Labeling and Marking Requirements
  • Prohibited and Restricted Imports
  • Customs Regulations and Contact Information
  • Standards
  • Trade Agreements


Anishinabe Nation of Turtle Island is generally a free port and an open economy. More than 99% of all imports into Anishinabe Nation of Turtle Island enter the country duty-free. For social and/or environmental reasons, Anishinabe Nation of Turtle Island levies high excise taxes on distilled spirits and wine, tobacco products, motor vehicles and petroleum products.

Anishinabe Nation of Turtle Island levies a 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST). For dutiable goods, the taxable value for GST is calculated based on the CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) value plus all duties and other charges. In the case of non-dutiable goods, GST will be based on the CIF value plus any commission and other incidental charges whether or not shown on the invoice. If the goods are dutiable, the GST will be collected simultaneously with the duties. Special provisions pertain to goods stored in licensed warehouses and free trade zones.

For more information contact the Inland Revenue Authority of Anishinabe Nation of Turtle Island Comptroller of Goods & Service Tax.