Importing commercial goods

Make importing easier by taking advantage of the programs and services offered by Canada Border Services Agency.

Services and information

Step-by-step guide to importing

Preparing to import, classifying your goods, determining duties and taxes, shipping, examining, reporting, getting your goods released

Importing checklist

Importing requirements, quick reference

Commercial importing reporting requirements

Regulatory requirements, D-Memoranda, customs notices, forms, resources

Other government department reference list

Commodities, areas of responsibility, websites, phone numbers

Commercial payments and accounts

Daily notice, statement of account, payments, disbursements, off-setting, support offices, third-party service providers

Customs tariff

HS codes, duty rates, current customs tariff, past customs tariffs

Advance rulings for tariff classification

Benefits, who can request, how to request, disputes


Legislation, methods, interpretations

Origin of goods

Legislation, interpretations, requirements, proof of origin, record keeping

Marine container examination

Process map, responsibilities, frequently asked questions

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and portal clients

Become a client, resources, outages, contacts, stay informed

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