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Clearit.ca's Blog on Customs Brokerage and News Updates

Customs Brokerage Made Easy

Customs Brokerage made easy Lots of calls and messages coming through for brief and easy explanations on how a commercial importer or even just an individual can clear customs easily. We do have TONS of content on the site as to how this works but we here at Clearit.ca understand that there are a lot of first timers or those who don't import as often so we put something together with you specifically in mind. (1) You have decided to import prod...

How can Clearit.ca help my small business? Part 1: Why a Broker?

Before we get into why you should be using Clearit.ca over other brokers, let’s begin by discussing why you need a customs broker in the first place… Navigating customs, whether it be Canadian, American, or any other country is no simple task. Accuracy and strict compliance with customs regulations is paramount, and the smallest of errors can account for stiff penalties. So what can a broker do for you? With written authorization, a broker ...

Canadian Customs Forms

Here at Clearit.ca we get a lot of requests for Canadian Customs Forms.  To some, this may sound like a very specific question, but to us we say "which one".  The fact is that there may be one or several customs forms that are needed to customs clear a shipment into Canada.  Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) publishes many forms that are available for download from their site.  You may want to check exactly what forms you need by contact...

How it Works: PARS

What is a PARS ? PARS is the Pre-Arrival Review System developed by Canada Customs which allows for release information to be processed before goods arrive at the border How does it work? The exporter completes the customs documents showing the estimated time and date of arrival at the border (and carriers PARS barcode). The exporter then sends the customs documentation to the broker so that a PARS release package can be completed and forwar...

CBSA Canada Border Services Agency Customs Offices – Hours & Info

  [caption id="attachment_859" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Canadian Customs Broker | Clearit.ca | CBSA[/caption]  22 customs offices offer commercial services 24 hours a day Others provide service from 8:00am to 12:00am Few are only open to release commercial goods during regular office hours (8:00am to 5:00pm) If you are importing goods that you need immediate access to, you may benefit by having your goods released during off-pe...