Canada

Questions and answers about Canada

  • Canada OFSI list

    QUESTION: Does the Canadian agency OFSI’s “cumulative warning list” exist still?  I can’t locate anything about it on their website or using Google.   This is a list that we are screening our banks against as part of our Restricted Party List screening program, but now I’m wondering if it’s valid still. ============ Answer: This takes […]

  • AES EXEMPTIONS FOR CANADA SHIPMENTS

    QUESTION: Would any member who exports to Canada from the US know if there are exemptions for filing AES for shipments to Canada? For an upcoming export program I have been tasked to put together an SOP (PCP and Recall Program in accord with new SFCR)…during this process, I asked those who handle our normal exports […]

  • GIFT CARDS TO CANADA

    QUESTION: I was wondering if anyone in the membership have dealt with shipping Pre-loaded gift cards to Canada. Our question is whether this would be considered currency and would not be allowed to move to Canada from the United States.vThey will have money on them but it is not in the form of pure currency. […]

  • CBSA importer direct duty payments

    QUESTION: We are looking into the possibility of paying our Canadian Customs duties directly to the CBSA rather than having the broker pay them on our behalf.  How does an importer obtain the monthly statement (similar to the US CBP PMS statement) in order to know the amount of funds to move? ************* Add’l Answers: […]

  • CBSA importer direct duty payments

    QUESTION: We are looking into the possibility of paying our Canadian Customs duties directly to the CBSA rather than having the broker pay them on our behalf.  How does an importer obtain the monthly statement (similar to the US CBP PMS statement) in order to know the amount of funds to move? %%%%%%%%%% ANSWER: Unfortunately, […]

  • COMMODITY DESCRIPTIONS ON B/L TO CANADA

    QUESTION: I would like to ask the membership if anyone has experienced any engagement from CBSA on Bill of Lading commodity descriptions for shipments to Canada.  That is, has anyone in the membership received a notice or inquiry – or even penalty – for a commodity description on a Bill of Lading that CBSA deemed […]

  • GST Elimination

    QUESTION: We periodically have the scenario whereby truck chassis (8704.23) goods are sent to Canada to be produced into trucks that fall under the classification of 8705 and then later exported out of Canada.  Due to the timing of how these trucks will be built, the chassis could be sitting on the ground for a […]

  • Canada – French/US language labels

    QUESTION: A Canadian question. I know that French/US language labels are required for products being imported into Quebec but what about the other provinces? I cannot find any reference referring to label language requirements that I can forward on to upper management. We manufacture building supplies. Any advice? =========== Answers: To the best of my […]

  • CBSA AMENDMENT PROCESS

    QUESTION: We imported into Canada and purchased goods from a related party back in 2019.  In 2020 I was informed that the transfer pricing was off.  Therefore my question is what is the process of informing CBSA of the difference. I believe the process is to explain the difference to CBSA, provide the B3 with […]

  • DUTY RECOVERY SCENARIO

    QUESTION: Does anyone know if there a way to recover customs duty for shipments exported from Canada to U.S. between related companies if the items are coming back to Canada? beside duty drawback? **************** Answers: Recover implies they have already been imported and duty paid, in which case drawback might be your best option, unless […]

  • CBSA IOR REQUIREMENTS

    QUESTION: In the US we have Customs Directive 3530-002A, Right to Make Entry, which defines it as anyone with a “financial interest”. We are exporting product to Canada.  The customer wants to be the IOR but wants us to pay the duty and taxes.   Our broker is telling us this is not possible. I […]

  • CBSA HTS CHANGE REQUIREMENT

    QUESTION: I’m confused about the requirements in the Canadian regs, and I’m not familiar with trade practice on this topic.  Is a Canadian importer required to correct entries in the event of an incorrect HTS reported, leading to an overage of duty paid to CBSA?  The regs do say that the importer is required to […]