With the exception of certain types of products that are prohibited under various legislation or other trade rules, virtually any kind of product can be imported into Canada. We would be pleased to provide you with any regulations that may apply to the products you wish to import.
Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPS) places the responsibility for compliance and accuracy on all importers, exporters, and companies that facilitate the transactions. There are four main compliance areas for importers: origin, classification, valuation, and when the quantities of imported goods do not match the invoice, underages and overages must be reported.
The Harmonized System (HS) is an international 10-digit commodity classification for imports that serves as the basis for Customs tariffs and international trade statistics. Under HS, goods are classified specifically by what they are at the time of import – not according to their stage of fabrication, intended use, whether the particular item is made in Canada or not, or by any other criteria.
First of all, you should contact the Registrar of Motor Vehicles website: www.rmv.ca so that you can determine whether Transport Canada will allow you to import the type of vehicle you would like to import. Many vehicles from the US are allowed into Canada, but vehicles from other countries are not typically allowed. Once you have discovered whether your vehicle is admissible, US Customs must be advised of the vehicle’s export no less than 72 hours before exporting. For all arrangements for the vehicle’s import into Canada, payment of applicable duties, taxes, and the filing of pertinent RIV forms can be handled by Capital on your behalf. We’ll also need the bill of sale and the vehicle’s registration documents along with the time and the port of entry for your vehicle. If you are not driving the car into Canada, but instead using the services of a commercial carrier, you must advise us of the carrier so that we may coordinate the shipment.
It’s the acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement, a trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico that allows for reduced or duty-free rates on goods that are imported from these countries.
The only people who can make that determination is the supplier or the manufacturer of the goods.
Customs Act regulations allow you to file for a refund within one year of importing the goods. When submitting your claim you must provide a copy of the NAFTA certificate along with the original documentation.
Obtain a letter from your supplier that explains the incorrect use of NAFTA, and then file an amendment to the customs entry.
Because the supplier or the manufacturer are the only people authorized to determine whether certain goods qualify for NAFTA, they are the ones that must complete the NAFTA certificate.
The GST acronym stands for Canada’s Goods and Services Tax.
GST is 5% of the duty paid value of the goods imported.
It is the value of the goods imported in Canadian funds combined with the duty that is payable for the goods.
Canada has a gift allowance that allows $60 per person. If the gift you receive exceeds this figure, duties and taxes will apply specifically to the amount over $60 Canadian.
Should there be a verification audit at any time, despite the fact that you have overpaid, you should still have the customs entry amended to its proper figure so that your records reflect the value of the goods you actually received.
The supplier you placed the order with should complete the customs paperwork, but it is acceptable for you to complete the Canada Customs invoice from the information from the commercial invoice of your supplier.
The General Preferential Tariff (GPT) rate is applicable to goods that are shipped directly to Canada from China on a through Bill of Lading. GPT does allow for lower rates of duties on specific commodities only. To make a GPT claim you need to obtain the original Form A certificate or an Exporter’s Statement of Origin.
Essentially, Capital serves as the link between the customer, the people who transport the goods, and Canada Customs. We use our customs import expertise to identify any missing or incorrect information on the customs documentation that could have been missed or incorrectly applied. We’re also able to ensure that the imported goods have the proper classification according to the Harmonized System (HS) and can identify ways to minimize applicable duties and other related costs. In addition, we liaise with the transportation carrier to pave the way for the timely release of your goods from customs, solve any problems that may be associated with the clearance of your goods, and ensure delivery.
Fees are charged based on a series of factors depending on the kind of shipment. Fees can be charged based on the goods’ value, the number of items on the invoice, and any applicable disbursements associated with the importing of your goods.
As we are electronically connected with the Canada Border Service Agency, Capital can customs-clear your shipments regardless of border location.