Customs Documentation

Does pork have quota?

Yes! Quota is handled by Global Affairs Canada ( EICS/ Dept of foreign affairs) CFIA handles all the required meat certificates & import requirements (for all types of meat). The importer will need to work ...

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Once a shipment has been delivered and paid for is it still an option to have the importer changed or corrected?

Yes, If your shipment has been released by CBSA but not yet acquitted then the BN# can still be changed with an RMD correction. If your shipment is already acquitted (meaning duties/taxes paid to CBSA) then a l...

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What is a Carnet?

A Carnet is a document that is issued by The Chamber of Commerce according to international customs conventions; it allows and documents the temporary entry of goods.

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My Customs Broker is requesting me to sign a Power of Attorney, what is this?

All customs brokers are required to have a valid Customs power of attorney on file signed by the importer of record prior to assisting with clearing any of their imports.

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What is an I.T. Bond and the required documents?

An Immediate Transportation (IT) Bond covers goods from one U.S. port to another designated U.S. port. This needs to be filed at the first U.S. port of entry. The required documents for the IT bond are: -Bill o...

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What is a T&E Bond and what are the required documents?

A Transportation & Export (T&E) Bond covers goods from one U.S. port to another U.S. port of exit. From the U.S. port of exit the goods will be imported into another Country. The required documents for ...

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How soon does the ISF need to be filed prior to the vessel leaving the exporter?

The ISF needs to be filed 24-48 hours prior to the goods being loaded onto the vessel. If this is not completed, the importer could be subject to a fine.

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What does NET Weight mean?

Net weight ‎(plural: net weights) The weight of a product (especially food) without the weight of its packaging The weight of a vehicle without that of its fuel, cargo, personnel etc

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What is the Safe Foods for Canadians Act?

Canadians expect their food to be safe. The act has set the stage for strengthening and modernizing Canada's food safety system and helps manage the risk to protect Canadian families.

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What is HACCP?

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. It is recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission,the United Nations international standards organization for food safety. HACCP is used by most countries around the...

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