Canadian Importers

Canadian Importers

Canadian Importers

Canadian Importers (also known as the Canadian Importer of Record) are legally responsible for ensuring goods are documented, valued, and imported according to the Canada Customs Act. They normally, with some exceptions, hold ownership of the goods at the time of import. The Importer is also responsible for the payment of duties, taxes, and other fees associated with the importation of goods into Canada.

Acting as the Importer of Record lets you have full control over the clearance process so that your goods are delivered quickly and seamlessly into Canada.

How it works

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  1. The exporter/vendor receives order information from the Canadian purchaser (importer)
  2. The exporter/vendor hires a commercial carrier to ship the ordered goods to Canada
  3. J.B. Ellis receives the shipment data/documentation and transmits this information (PARS) to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  4. The CBSA officer will acknowledge receipt of all release data elements, and provide confirmation in the form of a PARS accepted message - all while the shipment is enroute to Canada
  5. On arrival at the border, the CBSA officer makes a release/examination decision
  6. Once released by CBSA, the goods are delivered and J.B. Ellis accounts for any applicable duties and taxes with CBSA on behalf of the importer
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