Canada

Questions and answers about Canada

  • Canada RM numbers

    QUESTION: “We are running into an issue with our Buyer Consol shipments from China to Canada.  Our broker is telling us that when we consolidate multiple supplier shipments into a single ocean container at origin which have multiple Business Numbers used when clearing Canadian Customs, that we need to deconsolidate the container prior to clearing […]

  • CANADIAN SAMPLE IMPORT AND GST

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: We had a shipment of resin from the US to Canada, the resin is for sampling and will have no commercial value (non saleable product), etc…   A 13% GST tax was added the time of import in Canada.  Is there a way to avoid this tax and request […]

  • CANADIAN CUSTOMS INVOICE

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: We are in the process of moving to a new ERP system and regularly export to Canada.The standard electronic invoice created by the new system excludes part number as it is not specifically called out as a required field on the CI1 Canada Customs Invoice https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/ci1-eng.html. Would greatly […]

  • Food additives, equipment and machinery imports into Canada

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Is anyone in the ICPA community aware of any special import requirements (other regulatory approval) or labeling requirements related to importing the following items: 1) food additives  2) mixing machinery for the additives 3) spray application equipment to apply the mixed additives 4) spare parts for the equipment […]

  • Legal Entity Change

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Our company is looking to restructure legal entities for our Canadian plant.  Part of the restructuring will require the creation of a new legal entity which all existing business will be contributed to the new entity. The original entity will be converted to a ULC and become a […]

  • GST FOR CANADIAN DROP SHIPMENTS

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: We were informed by our consultant that since we are a NRI in Canada and registered for GST, we need to collect GST on domestic orders when we drop ship to Canada (consumption tax based on ship to address, not sold-to).  This is the scenario below: Sold-to Customer […]

  • CHARGING CANADIAN GST

    QUESTION: We are a non-resident importer in Canada GST registered. We have only been charging GST on orders to Canada that are DDP since we are the IOR in Canada. Are we also required to charge GST for DAP or EXW orders when the sold-to is in Canada? Selling DDP – we are collecting GST […]

  • CANADIAN MILITARY EXEMPTION

    QUESTION: We are a Canadian company that repairs ITAR controlled engines specifically called out in USML XIX(d). There has been inconsistency from our US based customer in that some customers export to us on a DSP73 (temporary export license) and some export to us using the reference “shipped in accordance with 22 CFR 126.5(b)”. The […]

  • Answers to Question on Drop-Drop ship into Canada

    QUESTION: We are a US company(A).  Our supplier is a Chinese company(B).  Our customer is a US company (C).  The end customer(C’s customer) is in Canada. (D).Sales would like to ship directly from our Chinese supplier(B)  to our customer’s customer(D) who is located in Canada.  The plan is to bring the goods from China into […]

  • Answers to QUESTION ON CHARGING CANADIAN GST

    QUESTION: We are a non-resident importer in Canada GST registered. We have only been charging GST on orders to Canada that are DDP since we are the IOR in Canada. Are we also required to charge GST for DAP or EXW orders when the sold-to is in Canada? Selling DDP – we are collecting GST […]

  • Answers to Question on Importing Dangerous Good UN3480

    QUESTION: Does Canada allow importing of battery UN3480 PI 965 II?  ========== Answers: Yes, but I highly suggest becoming familiar with Canutec (https://tc.canada.ca/en/dangerous-goods/canutec) for their regulations and requirements to do your own diligence and to best understand the regulations.  Not all regulations in Canada are the same as in the U.S., especially for Lithium batteries.  […]

  • Answer to QUESTION ON EXPRESS COURIER IMPORTS

    QUESTION: We are a NRI in Canada and regularly send low value shipments via Express Courier to our customers in Canada as DDP.  They doesn’t have our POA to act as our broker in Canada, so they only clear informal entries.  Question 1: For low value shipments sent DDP, is the courier acting as the […]