Customs Documentation

How do we update our address if GST or Surity bonds are involved?

1) The address must also be changed with CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) If you elect to do it by phone it must be done by the company's signing officer that is registered with them. The number to call is 1-800-959...

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Does a sample shipment of Fish require a Fish License?

Yes Fish imports require a license no matter if it is a sample or not.

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Is a lumber permit required for pallets?

Permits are only required for softwood lumber.

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What is your US Customs Filer Code?

Our US Customs Filer Code is SQ4.

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How do you submit an appeal to CBSA?

Contact your A & A Compliance Specialist who will submit a request for review on your behalf. A request must be within 90 calendar days of the date of enforcement action and be submitted in writing to: Re...

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Should I add foreign origin products to my NAFTA?

No, do not add your foreign origin (foreign manufactured) to the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Certificate of origin. The NAFTA certificate is for North American manufactured (Canada, USA, Mexico ...

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What is a Voluntary Entry?

A Voluntary Entry is when you forgot to declare your product at the time of entry. You can still do a Voluntary Entry.

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If I can't put my foreign origin goods on the NAFTA, how do I list their countries of origin?

The origins of manufacture of your foreign manufactured products must be noted on the commercial or Canada Customs Invoice. If everything is, for example, made in China you can put a blanket statement on your i...

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Why are you asking for a NAFTA when I have already put it in with the invoice on the outside of the box when the courier picked up the goods?

We are often asking for a NAFTA even though you have included this with the documents when goods are sent out by courier because in many instances, the courier pulls the documents from the box(es) to hand over ...

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Customs rejected my shipment stating a section 146, what does this mean?

A section 146 means you owe outstanding funds to CBSA. Once determined what the outstanding amount is for it can be paid at a customs office and your goods can clear into Canada.

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