Customs Documentation

Where can I get a blank NAFTA certificate from?

Blank NAFTA certificates are available from our website: https://www.aacb.com/resources/forms/

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Who should complete the NAFTA certificate?

Generally the exporter of the goods completes the NAFTA certificate.

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What is Canada Border Services Agency looking for when they request to perform a trade compliance verification?

When Canada Border Services Agency performs an audit they are looking to make sure that the correct origin of the goods is declared, the correct method of valuation is used or that the right tariff classificati...

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I have Canadian Goods returning which has not been advanced in value or changed in any way, what proof do I need to provide Customs that it was originally from Canada?

Canada Customs will accept various documents as proof, but they must be able to match the product on the export documents with the product being imported. Examples of proof of export would be a bill of lading, ...

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Where do I send my one-time shipment paperwork to?

Your one-time shipment paperwork should be sent to service@borderbuddy.com.

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Why does my broker keep requesting breakdown's on kits?

Breakdowns are required as CBSA wants to know exactly what has been shipped and the items must all be classified properly. For example, if you have a first aid kit we would need to know what individual items ar...

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Who is responsible if my vendors fails or ignores a NAFTA verification?

If your vendor fails or ignores a Customs NAFTA verification, the importer (you) will be required to pay the regular duty going forward and on the past importations as far back as the verification indicates.

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Canada Border Services Agency is asking for documents on specific transaction numbers. How do I link these transaction numbers to my system?

If Canada Border Service Agency does ask for documentation regarding imports into Canada by transaction number this 14 digit code is found on the top of your B3 coding form. A suggestion to easily locate is to ...

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What would you need to conduct a NAFTA verification on a couple of food products that are exported to Canada?

In order for A & A to conduct a food product NAFTA verification, the minimum documents we will require would be your costed bill of materials complete with the Countries of Origin of the various ingredients...

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What is required to import cheese?

If this is a personal shipment you may bring in 20kg. If it is a commercial shipment you will require a Cheese import license which can be applied for before you start importing from the Canadian Food Inspectio...

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