Non-Resident Importing
U.S. & International Exporters: Take advantage of the Non-Resident
Import Program and expand into the Canadian Market

Why become an NRI?

Recognizing the potential of Canadia market, an ITN can effectively compete for
Canadian market share by creating a buying experience as simple as buying domestically
By alleviating the import process from your customers, an NRI gain a competitive edge
over domestic suppliers. Many International and U.S. businesses view NRI status as the
best way to reduce supply chain costs.

Benefits include:
  • Reduced supply chain expenses by managing
    costs and limiting carrier/broker involvement
  • Offer customers landed costs pricing
  • Compete on a level playing field with Canadian suppliers
  • Meet the needs of Canadian Customers with no physical presence in Canada
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Expand your business into Canada and increase sales & profitability as a Non-Resident Importer (NRI) with the goal of making it “as easy” for a Canadian company or individual to purchase from them, as it is a domestic supplier. Our Non-Resident Importer (NRI) Program serves to increase the competitive advantage of U.S. exporters in the Canadian marketplace. It allows the U.S. exporter to include all shipping, customs clearance fees, duties and taxes in the selling price for the customer. You can sell to Canada on a delivered-price basis, rendering the ordering process more transparent and stable for the Canadian customer.

Doing trade with a U.S. NRI means the Canadian customer does not need to be involved in the import process. This makes doing business with participating U.S. companies as easy as purchasing products from a Canadian company. Additionally, becoming an NRI establishes a level playing field with Canadian companies, giving you an edge over your competitors.

Clearit.ca NRI program

Our Non-Resident Importer (NRI) program serves to increase the competitive advantage of U.S. exporters in the Canadian Marketplace. The program allows for a U.S / foreign-based company to register as a non-resident importer with the goal of making it "as easy" for a Canadian company or individual to purchase from them, as it is a domestic supplier. Doing trade with a U.S. NRI means the Canadian customer does not need to be involved in the import process. This makes doing business with participating U.S. companies as easy as purchasing products from a Canadian company. Additionally, becoming an NRI establishes a level playing field with Canadian companies, giving you an edge over your competitors. It allows the U.S. exporter to include all shipping, customs clearance fees, duties and taxes in the selling price for the customer. You can sell to Canada on a delivered-price basis, rendering the ordering process more transparent and stable for the Canadian customer. Cost: FREE with your first shipment to Canada Set-up time: approx. 12 Hours.

Why sell to Canada

With over 33 million potential customers, Canada is a market the size of California, right in your backyard!

What is a Non-Resident Importer?

Non-Resident Importers (NRIs) are foreign based businesses with no physical presence in Canada with the same tax advantages as Canadian Importers. As an NRI, your selling price to Canadian customers can include Duties, Taxes, and Freight giving you complete control over supply chain.
Why become a Non-Resident Importer?
(1) Stress-free customers: By handling the importation of your product into Canada on behalf of your clients, you are making it just as easy for them to purchase from you as it would be from a Canadian supplier. Now that is a competitive advantage!
(2) Reduced expenses: by managing the costs associated with getting product to your clients, you can facilitate a more cost effective delivery.
(3) Improved customer satisfaction: consistently meet the demands of your clients and enjoy a higher rate of retention.

Can Clearit collect Duties, Taxes & Service fees on my behalf?

Absolutely! A link for credit card or debit card payments can be sent directly to Canadian customers.

Do I need to register for a GST (Goods & Services Tax) account?

While registering for a GST account is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for those doing more than $50,000 per year of sales in Canada. (For more info on this, please ask a representative)

What are the advantages of registering for a GST account?

By registering for a GST account, you are eligible for a complete refund on all GST (5%) paid on goods entering Canada. This can represent a significant savings for any company looking to sell to the Canadian Market.

Already shipping to Canada?

We can help you do it better! Our knowledgeable customs and logistics specialists will help you better navigate the Canadian market and assist you in growing your business, fulfill Canadian orders and ship them more efficiently.

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