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Import permits are required for any person that imports more than thirty-five (35) imperial gallons of fuel or thirty-five (35) liquids gallons of compressed gas (oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, etc) stored at one hundred pounds per square inch (100 PSI) or more.

“Fuel” includes petrol (gasoline), diesel, kerosene, aviation fuels, liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas, compressed natural gas, biodiesel, ethanol, any substance that is used as a substitute for any of the fuels mentioned, any other petroleum or non-petroleum fuel and any substance that is supplied or represented as any of the fuels previously mentioned.

In order to be granted an import permit, applicants must hold a valid operating permit for a regulated premise where the imports will be stored once in the importer’s possession. Premises Operating Permit application forms can be found here.

Only persons with a valid import permit will be allowed to clear these types of regulated imports at the HM Customs Department. To apply for an import permit, please fill out the application form and submit it to OfReg along with the prescribed fee and required documents as instructed on the form. Importing without a permit carries a fine of $50,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment upon summary conviction and $10,000 for every day during which the offence continues.