How easy it to answer “what is importing into Canada” in one sentence? Most importers or experts in importing would answer that importing is finding the appropriate product or material at a good or affordable price from a good or honest overseas supplier and involve a good broker to handle the custom processes, and then hire a good transportation company to reach your goods to the destination. In fact, the importers both residential and non-residential are responsible for all kinds of legal and importing-related reporting to Canada Border Service Agency-CBSA. It is the obligation of the importer to accurately explain the types or category of the goods, the appropriate quantity of goods and should be able to assign a ten-digit tariff classification number for each product he or she is importing to Canada. This eventually determines the custom duties and tariffs for imported goods. Consult with Clearit customs clearance to avail all custom clearance-related assistance and brokerage services for importing of goods to Canada.
Above all, the importer must be able to accurately declare the appropriate value of his or her imported goods. It is important to mention the name of the country of origin of the goods or the country where the goods were processed during the custom processes. Based on this information the custom and excise duties, excise taxes and goods and services taxes are determined. You have a good chance of getting exempted from the maximum of taxes if the goods are processed or origin country is one from the list of Canada’s favour country.
It is the obligation of the importer not to bring goods that are prohibited in Canada. The importer must satisfy the custom official in terms of various legal laws and regulations, statutes, and other government procedures relating imports. He or she should have all required permits for the goods that are imported from foreign affairs and trade and development Canada. The imported goods must be coming under the import control list of the customs or the government of Canada and are subject to Canadian tariff rate quotas.
Above all, the importer must be having all relevant records, books and reports on the goods as prescribed by the government of Canada and must provide them for the access of custom officials when asked for.
Failing to above all the requirements, the importer is subject to suspicion of the customs officer and possibly may come under further enquiry and legal action. If the importer is prepared for all the above custom requirements is or her importing the goods to Canada should not be a complicated and time taking process.