Customs Documentation

What is considered an assist for valuation purposes?

It is used to describe any of the goods and services provided directly or indirectly by the purchaser free of charge or at a reduced cost for use in the production of the imported goods. If you think this may a...

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What is the difference between the File number and Invoice number?

All shipments have a File number for reference to the Customs shipment. There is only one File for one shipment. That File number will have an Invoice number which will always show the File number for that ship...

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Why do my Fed Ex Shipments always seem to get held up even if I put the correct Broker on the documents?

If you are using Fed Ex Online to arrange shipping - make sure the Fed Ex account number you are shipping on, does not also include brokerage - Fed Ex being Automated, will use the account used online to handle...

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How do I apply for an importer number / business number?

We can apply for an importer number on your behalf. All we require is your full name / legal business name / phone / fax / email address. Your GST number is also required. Once we have this information, we will...

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How do you complete a NAFTA certificate, and do you have a pro-format?

A & A has a NAFTA Tutorial, a step-by-step guide, to help you understand how to complete an accurate and valid NAFTA certificate. With the implementation of AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System) it ...

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What options does a company have with NAFTA?

There are 3 options to consider: 1) Use the recommended services of a Customs Broker to handle any services related to NAFTA such as record keeping, maintenance and consulting. 2) Do not participate in NAFTA....

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I am completing a Canada Customs Invoice, is it acceptable to indicate only the part # for the goods in the description field?

The description field on the Canada Customs Invoice or Commercial Invoice should indicate any identifying numbers along with a complete description of what the goods are. If there is only a part number then Can...

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What is required to import fresh produce?

You would apply for a produce license with the Canadian Food Inspection agency and/or be a member of the dispute resolution Corporation(DRC). A confirmation of sale form is also required to be completed. Both t...

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For our US Power of Attorney, what titles can we accept?

If its a corporation for a Canadian company, we need two corporate officers to sign. President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer. CEO - CFO will work as well. If it is a US company, we will need only one ...

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Who are considered former residents of Canada?

People who are returning to Canada to resume residence in Canada after having been residents of another country for a period of not less than one year. Persons who establish themselves as residents of another c...

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