Shipping to Canada
If your company is shipping to Canada from the USA, it is essential that all the necessary documents are properly completed to ensure your freight clears customs in a timely manner. Inaccurate or missing information can result in unfortunate delays. In the case of special commodities, (such as perishable goods) or for special circumstances (such as returning imported goods), other Canada Customs forms may be required.
The key documents your company needs when shipping to Canada are: Canada Customs Invoice or a Commercial Invoice; Certificate of Origin; and a Bill of Lading. All of these forms are available online and to assist you in completing the required standard documentation, we have included helpful information about each form. Click the appropriate link to the right for more information or to view or print a specific Customs or shipping document.
When shipping to Canada, your company will require a Canada Customs Invoice or a Commercial Invoice for all shipments. It is the prime document used for reporting. A NAFTA Certificate of Origin is required for all shipments that qualify under the NAFTA Rules of Origin. Qualifying goods with a valid certificate of origin will enter the country duty free. It is important to note that only qualifying goods should be included on the NAFTA Certificate. A qualified Canadian customs broker can help when you ship to Canada, to ensure that you are compliant with customs regulations. Your customs broker can determine if your product qualifies under the NAFTA agreement and assist you with any other customs related issues. And if you need a customs broker contact us today for a recommendation.
If you ship to Canada we’re here to help. Contact us today if you have any questions. Our team reps are here to serve you. We are experts in shipping to Canada and we specialize in helping clients improve efficiencies, reduce costs and we strive to provide a higher level of service than you’re accustomed to.