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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...

CBSA: Tips for sending & receiving holiday mail

Over the Holiday Season, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will see a big increase in volume of parcels crossing the border. With most of these parcels destined as gifts for family and friends, the CBSA would like to give you a few tips when sending holiday mail.   Before sending a Package into Canada, please take note of the following: parcels must include declaration form indicating sender and recipient address as well a descript...

Canada & USA: Progress on the Entry/Exit Initiative

In a joint report filed by both Canada Border Services Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security on phase I of the Entry/Exit initiative, indications show progress on a shared information system improving border security for both parties. The report continued to state that both Canada and the USA are satisfied with the progress and will even move above and beyond prior commitments.   Phase I has consisted of the followin...

CBSA: Fraud Alert

Alert: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Potential Phone-Scam Fraud   The Canada Border Services Agency has recently learned that potential scam artists are contacting Canadian citizens claiming to be members of the CBSA Border Information Services. These individuals are requesting confidential personal information, as well as payments over the phone. The Canada Border Services Agency BIS is a call center for free information servi...

What to Expect: Secondary Inspections and Services

Secondary Inspections  The CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) is the first line of defense for anything and anyone entering the country. CBSA officers work tirelessly around the clock to ensure Canada's safety & security by managing and monitoring access to persons and goods. Whether arriving by land, sea or air, at any point during your interaction with a CBSA officer, you may be referred for secondary inspection. Not to worry though. B...