Have you recently decided to move back to Canada? Do you require information on how to ship your household to Canada? Or have you recently started a new business that requires shipments to arrive from different international destinations? In the past shipping to Canada could have been stressful but no that no longer is the case. If you follow some simple guidelines your move back to Canada can be very comfortable and a lot easier than you initially thought it would be.
The hardest part of shipping to Canada is the customs process. Below are some things that should be completed to ensure there are no concerns when the shipment arrives at the Canadian border, whether it is coming through the United States of America or through International waters from some other location.
This is an important aspect when shipping to Canada and you should ensure that all documentation is completed properly and truthfully.
When shipping to Canada, you need to fill out mandatory Canadian customs documentation, in order to ensure that these requirements are filled out properly there are automated forms that will help you do this. You can go to the following site, where you will find all the automated forms for exporting and importing into Canada.
Keep in mind that as the individual who is exporting to Canada. It is your responsibility as to what is being shipped to Canada. You need to supply the documentation that is required to send the shipment to Canada. The required documents are:
1. Bill of Lading
2. Canada Customs Invoice or commercial invoice
3. NAFTA Certificate of Origin – if the goods are qualified for NAFTA
4. Shipper’s Export Declaration – if the goods are
considered controlled exports.
This is the company you pick to work with who will be transporting your goods to Canada. They are responsible for their own document, which is the CCD (Cargo Control Document) or better known as the manifest.
At the border you will have what is known as the Customs Broker, it is this person that will get all the documentations from the carrier and the exporter. The Broker will be responsible for getting the shipments clearance through the CBSA which is the Canada Border Services Agency. It is through the help of a broker that your shipment will enter Canada. If all your documentation is in order, there should be in problem when you are shipping to Canada making life easy for you.