Forms and Links for Shipping to USA

USA Customs Forms

ProForma (Commercial) Customs Invoice

This invoice accompanies shipments for export to the U.S. The ProForma includes all the required Customs-specific information.

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 the United States.

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 all your shipments are valued at less than $2500.00 USD the low value statement can be included on your U.S. Commercial Invoice for qualifying goods. A formal certificate of origin is not required.

USA Government and Trade Websites

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CBP combines the inspectional workforces and broad border authorities of U.S. Customs, U.S. Immigration, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the entire U.S. Border Patrol.

U.S. Commercial Services

The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies find new international business partners in worldwide markets. If you are located outside of the U.S. and looking for U.S. suppliers, they can help you find American suppliers of products and services.

U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Network

This website serves as the State Department’s portal of information on U.S. foreign policy.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA. is your access point to all USDA agencies and offices, and a source for Department news and services.

U.S. International Trade Commission

An independent federal agency determining import injury to U.S. industries.

U.S. Food Drug Administration

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

WCO (World Customs Organization)

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the only intergovernmental organization focused exclusively on Customs matters.

WTO (World Trade Organization)

The WTO is a place where members of governments go to sort out the trade problems they face with one another.

World Bank

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

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.

Customs Clearance

With our extensive experience, CDS Customs Services can ensure the quickest possible clearance of your shipments.

Your designated client service team will evaluate your business needs, understand your products, and handle all of your imports regardless of their port of entry. So whether you’re shipping internationally into Canada or the United States, or simply moving across borders, CDS will take care of all your clearance needs.

Tools

Shipments Web

Shipment Web is the access point for CDS Customs Services clients providing live cargo release status in addition to a range of comprehensive details, search functions and reporting capabilities about their shipments.

Trade Forms

If you are looking for cross-border trade forms, search our up-to-date repository of forms for shipping into the USA and shipping into Canada.

Contact us now to find out how CDS Customs Services can customize a program to meet your needs

Added Service Offering

Our warehousing solutions set us apart from the competition. If you're looking for a cross-border program that requires more than just clearance, our consultants can tailor a complete solution to fit your company's specific needs.

 

Non-Resident Importer Program

Our Non-Resident Importer (NRI) Program serves to increase the competitive advantage of U.S. exporters in the Canadian marketplace. It allows the U.S. exporter to include all shipping, customs clearance fees, duties and taxes in the selling price for the customer. You can sell to Canada on a delivered-price basis, rendering the ordering process more transparent and stable for the Canadian customer.

Doing trade with a U.S. NRI means the Canadian customer does not need to be involved in the import process. This makes doing business with participating U.S. companies as easy as purchasing products from a Canadian company. Additionally, becoming an NRI establishes a level playing field with Canadian companies, giving you an edge over your competitors.

Other benefits of the NRI program include:

  • Price advantage through consolidated shipping
  • Improved shipment control
  • Improved Customer service
  • Expanded market reach into Canada

 

Contact us now to take an important step towards market success with our Non-Resident Importer Program

Added Service Offering

Add in our distribution services for your cross-border transportation and cross-docking needs to create a seamless one-stop solution that simplifies your supply chain.

 

Consulting and Compliance


Our team of customs compliance experts can guide you through the complexities of trade regulations and develop a program to assist you in reducing costs, reducing your compliance risk and improving your competitiveness. First, we will consult with you to examine your specific area of industry. Once we have a complete and thorough understanding of your company’s unique needs, we will zero-in on Customs regulations and other government requirements that are essential to your specific product and situation.

 

Our consulting and compliance services include:

 

  • Documentation Review
  • NAFTA Review
  • Origin Reviews
  • Compliance Planning
  • In-House/Customized Training
  • Topic Specific Webinars and Seminars

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Having a properly set up and maintained trade program will optimize your cross border activities, lessen the potential for border delays, reduce your risk and improve your success.

 

Contact us now to get your customs compliance program in place.

 

Added Service Offering

As a one-stop shop company, we have the expertise to analyse your entire supply chain. Let our team of industry experts review your current procedures and provide solutions to optimize your supply chain.    

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