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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...