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June 23, 2016

Increasing the de minimis threshold (DMT) for imports in Canada would generate significant benefits for Canadians, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Rights of Passage: The Economic Effects of Raising the DMT Threshold in Canada,” authors Christine McDaniel, Simon Schropp and Olim Latipov, state that raising the DMT would have positive effects for consumers and businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized businesses because the cost savings for smaller entities is disproportionately large.