Importing merchandise from abroad
International freight regulations vary according to several factors:
- The nature of merchandise,
- Its origin,
- The mode of transport used,
- The agreements applicable on the date of importation.
International and national regulations on imports
Canada imposes numerous import regulations and failure to comply with such laws can have significant financial and legal consequences for a company.
We can help you find reliable partners who are up-to-date on international conventions and who are familiar with the regulations and tariff classifications inherent in importing commercial goods into Canada.
To import goods effectively and optimize your return on investment in transport costs, you need to, among other things:
- Know the industry’s requirements,
- Choose partners with whom to do business,
- Negotiate delivery contracts,
- Check quotas,
- Obtain import permits,
- Proceed to customs clearance,
With a targeted selection of carriers, we will help import foreign goods by ensuring that all technical specifications are respected.
We can optimize the entire import process:
- Customs clearance of imported goods in compliance with active regulations, laws and standards,
- Shipment tracking, whether one form of transportation is used or a combination,
- Verification of the actual delivery of goods.
Steps and modes of transportation for imports into Canada
All freight transportation is governed by federal, provincial and international laws. The United Nations Convention, the Transportation Security Act, the Transportation of Dangerous or Perishable Materials act: these are among the many regulations related to importation.
We have reliable partners around the world to handle all import formalities. Whether you want to bring products from Asia, Europe, Africa or America, we will find the ideal solution to fit the size of your company and your budget.
After analyzing these factors, we will recommend a mode of transport that is adapted to your needs and conforms with current import standards. For example, if delivery times are not a major issue and the budget is limited, we would suggest an international sea freight forwarding agent.
It is the most common mode of transportation for international trade and the least expensive.
For fast delivery in a short amount of time, however, we would recommend air freight shipping.
Trust an Import Logistics Consultant
An optimal solution awaits each transport logistics situation. With the help of a logistics consultant, your company will have this import solution on hand to ensure secure, well-managed imports that meet Canada Border Services Agency standards.