The information on the Bill of Lading must be
consistent with the information listed on the
Commercial Invoice, it must contain a complete
and accurate description of the goods, and it
must be legible. Please clearly indicate the following:
the type of clearance preferred by the consignee,
and the name of the Customs Broker (or their appointed
agents) at the frontier port or inland sufferance
You will need two copies of the Commercial Invoice,
one must accompany the freight from the point
of pickup to the point of customs clearance, the
other should be attached to the Bill of Lading.
This document is simply an invoice with a complete
description of the goods being shipped, along
with the proper valuations and currency information.
This document should accompany the freight from
the point of pickup to the point of customs clearance.
An additional copy should be attached to the Bill
of Lading. If border clearance is indicated on
the Bill of Lading, please write "PARS Clearance"
on the Canada Customs Invoice.
The Certificate of Origin is used by the broker
to determine the correct rate of duty under the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). If
this document is missing, the highest rates may
be applied to each consignment, and U.S. Customs
may not allow the goods into the country.
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Importing To Canada
There are two ways to clear freight moving
into Canada; either at the border (PARS)
or at an inland sufferance warehouse. Unless
your customer requests otherwise, you should
request a border clearance via PARS
(Pre-arrival review system) in order to minimize
cost and expedite your shipment. *Note: If
any forms are incomplete, your shipment may
fail PARS which may result in your shipment
being re-directed to an inland sufferance
warehouse for clearance.
Review System (PARS)
The Pre-arrival Review System (PARS) is
one option of the line release process which
is available to importers. The PARS release
information contains the shipment's estimated
time and date of arrival, the invoice data
and the original copy of any required permits.You
can submit PARS documentation/data up to
30 days before the goods arrive in Canada,
so Canada Customs can process the documentation
and enter the cargo control number and either
a recommendation for release or examination
into our computer system. The release recommendation
will be ready when your goods arrive if
you submit your PARS request at least:
|· EDI 1
hour in advance
2 hours in advance
When your shipment
arrives, Canada Customs will release it
in minutes unless an examination is required.
For further information on PARS please contact
your customs broker.