If you are existing or growing import and export business or start-up, you should be already knowing how important it is to clear the customs. Often, the importers have to tackle a lot of complications in order to satisfy the numerous needs of the customs and sometimes it becomes so complicated that the importers get frustrated in the processes of customs. But, is the custom processes truly complicated and whether all the importers feel the same complication? The answer may not be the same for all the importers. The basic point here is if you are honestly doing the import and export business as per legal law and regulation, the custom clearances should not be a complicated process. But yes, if you are not prepared to face the custom requirement and if you do not have all that may be required to produce, then you should definitely pass through plenty of complications. Do not hesitate to get in touch with Clearit Canada to assist you in all your steps of custom clearance in your export and import to and from Canada.
The first step in terms of preparing for the custom is to determine the goods for your importation. You need to obtain a detail descriptive report of the goods that you want to import to Canada. The report must incorporate the composition of the goods, ingredients of the goods, country of origin, the country processing the goods, and the from which country the goods are transported.
If you are importing multiple types and categories of goods, you need to determine the classification number and import tariff of each category of your goods. You can get the details of the classification number and import tariff in the website of the CBSA. You need to further check with the goods if any of the types or category of goods are prohibited or subject to restrictions in Canada.
See if some of your goods require special permission or government sanctions and if so you must get the special permission well in ahead before importing the goods. You can refer D9 series memoranda to find out which are the goods that are prohibited or restricted or need special permission to import into Canada. You can also get detail information of government rules and regulations regarding Canadian importation in D19 series of memoranda. You should talk with your foreign supplier if they can provide the government of Canada approved ISPM 15 packaging for their goods.