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Importing commercial goods into Canada

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

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement: What importers need to know

Customs changes, certifying origins and other key changes affecting imports

Commercial importing reporting requirements

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

CARM: How the trade community can prepare

Preparing the importing industry for the transition to CARM

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

Canadian Customs Tariff

Harmonized System codes, duty rates, current and past customs tariff files

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

High-volume e-commerce shipments

Plan ahead, transmit data and meet CBSA importing requirements

Electronic Longroom

An email and digital stamping service offered at some CBSA offices

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