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Duties and Taxes: How to pay for them

What are duties and Taxes & How do i pay for them?  To those who are not familiar, duties can be somewhat of a mystery and seem extremely arbitrary -but there is in fact good reason for them. Duty is put in place to protect Canadian industry and is established by the Canadian Department of finance. Duty rates may vary greatly from one product to another, depending on that products manufacturing in Canada.  If your imported goods are manufa...

Canadian Customs Brokers – Commercial? Personal? We do it all!

Clearit.ca is your perfect solution for Canadian customs clearances. Our simplified, easy-to-use online service was built with you in mind. Whether you are a small, medium, or large business, you will find that we are not only the most cost effective brokers in Canada, but also the easiest to work with. Just give us a try! Importing personal items? We do that too! You are what we refer to as a “casual” importer and can service you anywhere i...

Guide to Importing: Part 2

Importing 9.     Place your order with your Vendor, Shipper or Exporter, Identify the mode of shipping to be used (Highway, Sea, Rail, Air, Post or Courier Service) and determine the desired or expected CBSA office of entry 10.     Ensure your cargo is reported Unless you transport a shipment yourself, the carrier must declare all commercial goods upon arrival. The carrier uses a bar-coded Cargo Control Document (CCD) or the Electro...

Guide to Importing: Part 1

Importing into Canada, or any other country for that matter is no simple task. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to keep you on track.  1.     Before Importing into Canada, you must first: Obtain a business number from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for an Import-Export Account Identify the goods you plan to import – an accurate description is necessary Identify which country the goods are coming from and in which country they we...

Clearing customs at a highway border point with Clearit.ca

Clearing Customs: Highway border points  Many people ask us how a shipment manages to clear customs at a highway border point.  You may be in Toronto, but your shipment can cross through Pacific Highway in BC in the middle of the night.  Thanks to your trusty clearit.ca customs broker, we make it very simple! First of all, we can clear at any border point in Canada with our LIVE EDI link to Canada Customs. We typically receive the shipment ...