Importing into Canada

Why is it taking so long for Canada Customs to look at my shipment?

Customs exam for full container can take from days to four weeks, depending on the type of exam. Canada Customs has multiple types of exams. For example some of the different exams are Vacis, Dockside, Stream W...

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I want to buy a puppy in the United States and import it into Canada, Can I bring pets into Canada?

Yes, animals can come into Canada. Please contact your Veterinarian to ensure what shots are needed for the animal based on the age before arriving to the border. PST/GST will be applied based on the Canadian v...

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What do I do if a portion of my shipment was left behind in the U.S.?

We will require the original invoice along with the product invoice that was left behind. A shortage letter from either the carrier or the shipper will be needed to explain what happened. Once we have this info...

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I have goods coming to Canada for a trade show, what do I do?

. All goods for a trade show that are travelling between countries must be declared on a commercial invoice. - If there is a booth, television, flooring material, DVD player, pamphlets samples etc. each item mu...

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When A & A registered me for a BN does that mean I am registered for GST?

Under the Canadian Business number you must register for each program that you will be using. The most common program accounts a business will need are GST/HST, payroll deductions, corporation income tax, and i...

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I am a NRI who is registered for the GST/HST and CRA sent me a letter stating that I need to have security, or increase the amount of security that they are holding for my GST/HST registration.

Forward a copy of your letter to A & A and we will arrange to have the amount of your bond increased.

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I am a NRI who is GST registered and ship to different businesses in Canada. What is the current tax rate for the the different provinces that I should be billing?

Shipping Destination (first rate is GST paid to CBSA; second rate is the amount toBill your Client British Columbia 5% 5% Alberta 5% 5% Manitoba 5% 5% New Brunswick 5% 13%------- Effective July 1st 2016 NB rate...

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Canada Border Services Agency is asking for transaction numbers to review SIMA, what is SIMA?

Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for administering the Special Imports Measures Act(SIMA).This is to help protect Canadian industry from injury caused by dumping and subsidizing of imported goods. D...

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What documents are required to import meat products into Canada?

Generally you will need a Meat Certificate that covers all the meat products on the shipment as well as a Notification of Intent to Import meat. Some additional requirements may be applicable depending on the s...

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How does the Canadian import process work at the border for Food Products?

Canadian Imports: - Food Imports, including food samples, are regulated through Canada Customs and the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Document requirements for food - Commercial Invoice with all the pert...

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