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Exporting from Canada: A checklist

Exporting goods from Canada is similar to importing and while Clearit.ca does not handle exports ourselves, here is some information on exports you should know:   Again, much like importing, in order to exporting from Canada is easy. First, obtain a Business/BN number from the CRA in order to open your import/export account. This should be done at least a week before shipping off your goods to avoid delays at the border. You can file for a...

Importing a Car: Checklist

Importing a Car to Canada  When importing a car into Canada, there are guide lines that you must follow. The first step it to make sure you've compiled the proper documentation and information on the vehicle. Prior to crossing the border, you will need to submit specific documentation to insure that you are safe to cross. We’ve created a check list to make sure that you have all the prerequisites needed to cross the border.     ...

HS Codes: A Primer

HS Codes Trying to classify goods with  HS codes code can be extremely frustrating. Chapters seem a little obscure and it is almost impossible to find the exact item you wish to import - but it becomes a lot easier once you understand how the system works and have a few handy tools at your disposal. [caption id="attachment_919" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Clearit.ca Customs Brokers | Canadian Customs Brokers[/caption] The following is a ...

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...