In response to the many queries we have received regarding the new U.S. automated export system, here is a breakdown of the acronym salad you will need to understand before getting your new car/snowmobile/tractor out of the nifty-fifty.
How It Works
- Tell us about yourself and what you bought (or would like to buy)
- Border Bee will verify the details of your import
- Choose your payment method
- Your release request will be submitted to Customs and your import will continue its journey to you. Hooray!
We can release any import at any port by any carrier–this includes UPS, FedEx and DHL parcels!
- $50 plus one percent of the shipments value for casual and one-time importers
- $125 plus one percent for vehicle importations
- $15 plus one percent for personal parcels in the courier stream (most goods bought online)
|Importer Activation||$25||Required for first-time importers. You can avoid our fee by self-activating with the CRA: 800-959-5525. *Commercial imports only*|
|Additional Classification||$2/line||For shipments containing multiple commodities which require distinct tariff classifications|
|Disb. Fee/Use of Bond||3%||Collected on the payout of duties, taxes, terminals and other fees which must be advanced on your behalf|
|OGD Reporting||$7.50||Imports containing wood articles, food, tires and electricity-consuming machines that require additional reporting|
What is Customs?
Besides being something that most shoppers and travellers forget about, Customs agencies exist to secure borders and to collect duties and taxes on goods purchased abroad. Duties and taxes are applied to ensure an even trade balance. In Canada, this function is performed by the CBSA.
What is a broker?
What taxes will I owe?
Not only is doing business in Canada a great opportunity to increase your sales, it also a great place to cut your teeth and learn about selling internationally–the restrictions, conditions and benefits. Whether you want to offer DDP terms to your Canadian buyers, shift your inventory to Canada, or establish a permanent presence here–Border Bee can help guide your decisions and make this learning curve an easy one.
To simplify your international expansion as a merchant, contact us!
Tired of brokerless imports taking up space on your dock for days on end? Border Bee will happily arrange clearance for these shipments so that you can keep your distribution center flowing.
Ever dream of becoming a broker just so you don’t get stuck at the border with a one-time shipment? Border Bee can help you out. If you are carrying loads for casual importers or one-time importers, we promise the quickest clearance possible for your customer and your fleet.
Are you developing or providing e-commerce solutions, but haven’t got a clue about customs, logistics or international trade? Border Bee would love to chat with you! Together we can make international transactions a less painful process for everyone.
Get in touch, don’t be shy: firstname.lastname@example.org