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What is a customs broker?

What is a Customs Broker? Here at clearit.ca, we get the question "What is a customs broker?" all the time so we wanted to give you a brief overview of what a customs broker does: Importers who do not wish to transact business with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) directly may authorize a licensed customs broker to do so on their behalf. A customs broker is liscensed by CBSA to act on behalf of importers, primarily in assisting in the...

Clearing customs at a highway border point with Clearit.ca

Clearing Customs: Highway border points  Many people ask us how a shipment manages to clear customs at a highway border point.  You may be in Toronto, but your shipment can cross through Pacific Highway in BC in the middle of the night.  Thanks to your trusty clearit.ca customs broker, we make it very simple! First of all, we can clear at any border point in Canada with our LIVE EDI link to Canada Customs. We typically receive the shipment ...

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...