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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...

Online Customs Clearance: Live online when you need it

Clearit.ca is Canada's first and only provider of online customs clearance and customs brokerage service.  Many people ask us why we would take a traditional service like customs brokerage and bring it online.  The answer is simple, we know what you want.  You want your shipment customs cleared with the least amount of steps, in the least amount of time, all while saving some money. You can call another customs broker, ask for their sales depa...

What is an Importer Number?

What is an Importer Number and how does it work? As customs brokers, Clearit.ca recieves tons of requests a day to clear goods at almost every border point across Canada; the majority of them being commercial imports. One of the first pieces of information we require to clear your goods is a business / importer number. Many of you either do not have one or are not familiar with what it is or how it works. As a commercial importer you MUST have a...

Ocean marine insurance

Ocean Marine Insurance: Why your cargo shouldn't leave home without it Over the weekend, extreme weather in the Gulf of Alaska caused 29 containers to fall overboard of a vessel, which was on its way to Prince Rupert’s port. The container vessel known as the Cosco Yokohama encountered dangerous weather conditions in the Gulf of Alaska last weekend while traveling from Asia to Prince Rupert. All together 29 containers were lost in the sea, wi...

Crossing the border with your pet

Crossing the border with your pet? Our good friends at the Canada Border Services Agency have provided us with some need-to-know info.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes import requirements for all animals and animal products entering Canada.  The CFIA provides information about importing domestic pets on its website. Before crossing the border with your pet, please review the requirements. Can i take my pets? Like an...