Importing or exporting goods or vehicles that you need in your country can be a tedious process if not done correctly and can cause you trouble while clearing for border approval if the documentation isn’t right. Incomplete or missing paperwork along with improper tariff classifications are some of the major and top reasons for shipment delays at borders because providing a seamless delivery by transportation carriers is tough work. Assuming that shipping in Canada is easy because of its location near the USA is probably the most common mistake that companies do while they think about expanding in this country.
Here are 5 tips to help you with your Border Clearance for a better reach in the Canadian market:
- Take the Border Clearance process seriously: If you’re not serious about the clearance process, things can go south pretty easily. Importing goods into Canada and exporting them from the USA is a multistep process that requires detailed knowledge and paperwork. 90% of all import transactions are filed through brokers. All shipments heading to Canada will require this specific information which includes Shipment Valuation, Country of Origin, and Tariff Classification.
- Select the correct shipping terms: Shipping to Canada can be easy provided that you have the right shipping term without which it can be a confusing process. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has made 11 intercoms-a uniform set of standards that helps buyers and sellers to have a clear understanding of the deliveries.
- Importance of Non-Resident Importer: The Canadian government does not allow U.S. businesses to collect Canadian sales tax or act as an importer of goods in Canada. Thus, becoming a Non-resident importer through the government’s program is the only way. This helps with the economy of the country as well as providing a seamless chain of delivery with satisfied customers.
- Advantages of choosing the right State and Federal resources: Each state offers assistance to businesses in different ways. The CBP agency maintains a network of industry-specific Centres of Excellence and Expertise overseeing the trade policies. Other agencies like the District Export Council, Export Assistance Centres, Foreign Agricultural Services, etc. assist respectively.
- Choosing the right logistics provider: For a seamless and hassle-free experience for your business, choosing the right logistics provider is a must. There is no substitute for experience regarding the clearance process if you’re not with a trusted logistics provider.
Clearit Canadian Customs Clearance provides you with Live Customs Certified agents for your border clearance on-demand with ease.