The Frontier Duty Free Association

The Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) is the industry association for Canada's land border duty free shops

The Frontier Duty Free Association promotes the development of Canada's land border Duty Free industry by acting as a voice, advocate and business resource for member stores.

The FDFA fosters a highly competitive Canadian land border Duty Free Industry that is vibrant, creative, progressive and best-in-class among land border and airport duty free retailers around the world.

Canadian Duty Free Shops

Canada’s Duty Free shops are unique retailers licensed by the federal government of Canada. There are currently 52 licensed shops, including 32 land border and 20 airport locations. Land border shops are locally owned and operated private businesses that make significant contributions to local employment and the business growth of some of the most remote rural communities in Canada.

Duty free shops are licensed to sell goods free of certain Canadian duties and taxes normally applied, since all sales are deemed to be exports from Canada. The shops are located on secure sites at the border and can only be accessed by travelers who will immediately leave Canada after making their purchase.

The land border shops promote many Canadian-made quality products and deliberately foster a distinctly Canadian flavour or ambiance in their stores as well as offering high quality internationally recognized brands.

For locations and duty free allowances visit


FDFA Brand Discovery Program

Do you have a product or new brand you would like to introduce to Canada's duty free shops? The FDFA has developed a Brand Discovery Program to source new products for the Canadian market. Information is available Here.


Our Charitable Partner - Missing Children Society of Canada


Established in 1986, the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) provides unique and comprehensive programs to support police and families in the active and ongoing search for missing children, helping to bring answers and returning children to a safe environment.

Police receive over 47,000 reports of missing children cases every year. When a child is missing from a safe environment, they are at an increasingly high risk of being exposed to activities such as; substance misuse, sexual exploitation, human trafficking and even death. MCSC assists investigators across the country with cases affecting our most vulnerable population.

Supporting MCSC means that we can help reduce the risk to harmful exposures, and ultimately increase the safety for Canadian children.