Forms and Links for Shipping to Canada

Canada Customs Forms

NAFTA Certificate of Origin

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a preferential tariff program that eliminates duty on qualifying goods. This form is required to claim preferential “duty free” NAFTA tariff treatment for shipments to Canada. It is not a requirement for customs clearance but should be on hand with the importer or their customs broker at time of import to ensure preferential duty rates are applied.

A NAFTA Certificate should only be completed for products that meet the NAFTA Rules of Origin. Instructions on how to complete the form should be reviewed prior to completion.

Low Value NAFTA Origin Statement

If your total shipments value at less than $1600.00 Canadian Funds, the low value statement can be included on your Canada Customs or Commercial Invoice for qualifying goods. A formal certificate of origin is not required.

CFIA Confirmation of Sale - Form 3885

This form is required for all commercial importations of fresh fruits and vegetables to confirm a sales transaction actually exists.

CFIA Import Declaration – Form 4560

This form is required to obtain the release of dairy, processed fruit and vegetables, honey, pesticides, seed, fertilizer and feed products.

Request for a Business Number

Before importing goods into Canada you must obtain a Business Number from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to establish an import-export account. Your business number must be in place to avoid any border delays.

Canadian Customs Tariff Search

The H.S. Classification forms part of the Canadian Customs Tariff and indicates the rate of duty that will be assessed for all goods imported into Canada. Duty is determined based on product description and country of origin. The H.S. classification is a critical component in determining origin of imported goods under NAFTA.

 

Canadian Government and Trade Website

Government of Canada

The official website for the Government of Canada.

Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) ensures the security and prosperity of Canada by managing the access of people and goods to and from Canada.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada helps Canadian companies expand and succeed internationally by promoting Canada as a dynamic place in which to invest and do business, and by negotiating and administering trade agreements.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian government agency responsible for administering regulations related to the import and export of food products, plants and live animals.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Providing information, research, technology, policies and programs for security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.

Statistics Canada

Stats Canada is the country’s national statistical agency. Stats Canada collects, compiles, analyzes, abstracts and publishes statistical information.

Canadian Automated Export Declaration

The Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program grants registered exporters and agents the opportunity to report goods exports electronically to the Federal Government of Canada.

Department of Finance

The Department of Finance Canada is the federal department primarily responsible for providing the Canadian Government with analysis and advice on the broad economic and financial affairs of Canada.

Industry Canada

The Department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

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