Why Import?

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Why Import?

You may ask yourself: Why import my products when i can find them at a local supplier? but… why not? 

As a business owner, you should constantly be looking at ways to better your product or service while trying to positively affect your bottom line. One way to do this is to expand your purchasing horizon. Although it may require more effort, importing products from outside of Canada rather then buying directly from domestic suppliers can represent huge savings for your and for your clients. Perhaps you are looking for cheaper sources of your current stock, looking for a new and unique item to sell, or even looking to license a foreign product. Regardless of why you want to import into Canada, there are a number of rules and regulations governing this. Before going forward with importing, it is important to familiarize yourself with the process. For a step-by-step guide to importing into Canada, please visit Clearit.ca’ guide to commercial importing. It has tons of information covering:

  • Getting your business set up for importing
  • Getting accurate information about your imports
  • Restrictions and requirements
  • How to calculate duties and tax
  • Arranging for the release of your goods

Importing your own product may seem overwhelming, but given the right information, the right tools and help from Clearit.ca’s knowledgeable staff, you can make the most of your business.