Importing goods into Canada
Register your business before May 2024
The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) initiative will significantly change how your business assesses and pays for imported commercial goods. Learn more about CARM.
Make importing easier by taking advantage of the programs and services offered by Canada Border Services Agency.
- CARM: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management project
- Importing checklist
- Published advance and national rulings letters
- Commercial carriers and freight forwarders
- Licenced customs brokers
- Sufferance warehouses
- Trade compliance verifications
- eManifest portal
- Border wait times
- Current Customs Tariff files
- Contact us about programs and services
Services and information
Prohibited and restricted weapons, cannabis, animals and food, vehicles, boats, duties and more.
Preparing to import, classifying your goods, determining duties and taxes, shipping, examining, reporting, getting your goods released
Customs changes, certifying origins and other key changes affecting imports
Regulatory requirements, D-Memoranda, customs notices, forms, resources
Commodities, areas of responsibility, websites, phone numbers
Daily notice, statement of account, payments, disbursements, off-setting, support offices, third-party service providers
Harmonized System codes, duty rates, current and past customs tariff files
Legislation, methods, interpretations
Legislation, interpretations, requirements, proof of origin, record keeping
Process map, responsibilities, frequently asked questions
Become a client, resources, outages, contacts, stay informed
Processing goods by Courier
Plan ahead, transmit data and meet CBSA importing requirements
An email and digital stamping service offered at some CBSA offices
Available to importers, customs brokers and trade consultants. Expanding soon to all trade chain partners.
Take advantage of new digital technologies to give your business an edge. Find out what grants are available.
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