Importing into Canada

How do I know if my food products are permitted to come into Canada?

Food products are normally approved by CFIA. Before importing into Canada, knowing the ingredients is important. Dairy products, meat products if included in your ingredients, could involve obtaining meat permi...

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I'd like to import live plants - how do I do this?

You will be required to provide a bill of sale and the phyto for the plants. The paper work then is submitted by the broker to CFIA to have the plants approved for clearance.

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I want to import beef samples into Canada from the USA. What forms do I need?

To Import Beef Samples you will require 1) a commercial Invoice stating the actual value of you products 2) For Beef products you will also need a Meat Certificate signed by an Official Veterinarian.

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Can I import beef sausage into Canada from the US if it is made in Europe?

As the product has already been imported into the US, a US Official Veterinarian will not be able to sign the Meat Certificate therefore you will not be able to import into Canada.

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I would like to bring in a boat and a boat trailer - what do I do?

Customs brokerage fee for both trailer and boat: $​300.00 CAD RIV fee's for trailers within 15 years old $295.00 with $40.00 Form one handling fee. Trailers over 15 years old, with Form One, $25.00 Form One han...

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What does a Non Resident Importer need to know?

In order for a non-resident importer to import goods into Canada, it must undertake the following: * Obtain a Business Number * Maintain appropriate business records * Register for a Goods and Services Tax (GS...

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What special forms are required to import a cannon (firearm) into Canada?

To import a cannon you would require a business non restricted firearms license.

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Do I need an ACI manifest for my shipment into Canada?

You can bring your shipment as Hand Carried goods in a vehicle as long as the goods are remaining with you to its final destination & you are in a non marked vehicle (not commercial) as this raises red flag...

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What if my shipment didn't clear customs but was delivered into Canada?

We would need to make sure a duplicate entry hasn't been processed - if not we can submit a voluntary entry to declare and account for your goods - if there is a copy of a customs stamp, that is always handy to...

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I am having product made overseas and I am also sending some parts to the manufacture to be added. Does this change the value?

Yes, this is considered an assist and the value of the parts and any shipping charges should be included in the final value of the goods when shipped to Canada.

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