Importing into Canada

I would like to import firearms into Canada. Can you confirm admissibility?

We unfortunately are unable to confirm admissibility for weapons and firearms into Canada. The customer will be required to contact the Canada Firearms Centre directly by phone at 1-800-731-4000 or online at ww...

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What is AIRS? How is it used?

CFIA-AIRS is a automated import reference system of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The purpose is to provide accurate and timely information regarding import requirements on plant,animal and food related ...

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Will exporters/vendors in other countries that export to Canada be required to adhere to the new CFIA licensing and registration under the Safe Foods for Canadians Act?

No, Canadian importers must ensure the foods that they import meet the Canadian requirements. Meat,fish,dairy and eggs are already regulated in Canada. Importers must meet the Canadian requirements to bring the...

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How do I clear a Private Aircraft?

The CANPASS – Private Aircraft program makes clearing the border easier for private aircraft carrying no more than 15 people (including the crew) and travelling to Canada from the United States. This program al...

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Who can I talk to about Canadian electrical standards on products I want to import into Canada?

The Canada Border Services Agency does not have any concerns, but you should check with the Canadian Standards Association as there can be criteria to be met to sell the goods in Canada. Here is a link for more...

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Do I need to pay in full for my Goods arriving from China before Canada Customs will release my good?

Release on Minimum Documents (RMD) allows importers to obtain release of their goods by presenting data for interim accounting. Full accounting data and payment are not required at the time of release but they ...

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I have an Ocean Shipment coming from India. My Shipper advised that the next vessel departure will be at the end of the month. How long will it take for my container to reach its final destination which is Toronto and can A & A arrange for door delivery for this shipment after arranging customs clearance?

A & A is here for you. Yes we can do Customs Clearance for you and arrange the door delivery for you all the way to your required place. Normally if all goes fine, it should take about 45 days or so.

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What is the roll of the National Aquatic Animal Health Program (NAAHP)?

The NAAHP implements controls to prevent aquatic animal diseases from being imported into Canada and safeguards Canada's natural aquatic animal resources.

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What is required if an aquatic animal is on the susceptible species list for Canada?

If the animal is listed on the website: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/aquatic-animals/diseases/susceptible-species/eng/1327162574928/1327162766981, you will require an Aquatic Animal Health Import Permit ...

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Do I need a permit to bring into Canada an aquatic animal which is on the Susceptible aquatic animals list as a pet?

No, the permit is not required if it is as a pet or for personal use.

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