A customs broker is an individual, partnership, or corporation that acts as an agent to transact business with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on behalf of the owner or importer of goods.
A customs broker prepares entries, classifies products and submits the documents required to clear products through customs. The clearance process requires strict adherance to the CBSA’s policies and procedures and a Customs Broker understands these rules the best.
The CBSA is short for “Canadian Border Services Agency”. They are the national agency that controls and protects Canada’s borders. They work closely with other government departments to make sure all controlled, restricted or prohibited goods have the required permits, licenses or certificates before they enter Canada. The CBSA also collects all of the necessary duties and taxes on behalf of the government of Canada and amongst other things, they regulate and administer many acts of parliament.
We currently accept visa, mastercard, cheque (for prepaid deposit), certified cheque, email transfer, direct deposit, wire transfer, online banking (credit union).
No. For each shipment that we clear, we collect customs fees (ie. duties and/or taxes) on behalf of the government. The government requires payment or posted security in advance of clearing shipments so we echo this policy.
If we receive all the proper and completed paperwork as outlined in step 3, your shipment will most likely be delivered to you without delay. However, customs does do random exams and if your shipment gets chosen, delays may occur.
Go to resources for the importer and click on other government departments or contact us for more information.