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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...

Canada Customs Invoice: The Low-Down

Canada Customs Invoice A commercial invoice is a requirement of the CBSA (remember: Canada Border Services Agency) for importing into Canada.  An invoice can take on many forms,  we've seen some in the form of lipstick on a napkin - no that won't work.  A commercial invoice illustrates the transaction that takes place between the buyer and seller.  At the most basic level, it shows who the seller is, who the purchaser is and the pricing info...

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 repr...