CBSA

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 TARIFF VERIFICATION REVIEW

    QUESTION: I work for a US company and will be assisting our related Canadian company with their CBSA Tariff Verification audit. I’m looking for ICPA member insights into what CBSA audits are like. For example: –          Are they fair and reasonable, or adversarial and enforcement-minded? –          Are the audits lengthy? –          Are they likely to […]