Canada

Questions and answers about Canada

  • 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 […]

  • Answers to QUESTION ON 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 […]

  • CANADA NRI AND GST

    QUESTION: We have several divisions and recently found out a division we acquired a few years ago had asked their broker in Canada to apply for NRI registration. They have been importing into Canada as NRI but without a GST/QST registration. I’m not familiar with Canada taxes but I’m in the process of setting up […]

  • 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: […]