Canada Customs Invoice - Primary Form

Canada Customs Invoice - Primary Form

In order for goods to cross the border various forms are required by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The Canada Customs Invoice (CCI) is a primary form that is legally required for importing goods into Canada. The information on the CCI pertains to the commodity or item being shipped across the border. All information must be true, accurate and complete to avoid non-compliance with CBSA. Non-compliance can result in possible shipment delays and monetary penalties.

One example of a hugely misinterpreted field on the CCI is the county of origin. This field specifies where goods were grown, produced or manufactured and NOT where the goods are shipped from. When in doubt ask your customs broker. Whether the commodity is a gift, sale, temporary move, personal goods or others, an accurate, true and complete Canada Customs Invoice is your ticket to success! To learn how to properly complete a Canada Customs Invoice (CCI) - Click here to see step by step instructions.

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Gloria Terhaar
CCS (CA/US), CTCS, CBSA Prof. Designate

Gloria Terhaar began her career in Canadian customs brokerage 2007. She currently works in our Canadian division as a Trade Compliance Supervisor and Regulatory Compliance Specialist. Gloria has extensive experience in all aspects of documentation and regulatory requirements as they relate to importing products into Canada. Gloria is often called upon to train industry with some recent talks for MNP, the Surrey Board of Trade, TFO Canada and the BC Produce Marketing Association. In 2018, Gloria also participated in the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the Canadian Horticultural Council advocacy event "Fall Harvest" in Ottawa where she participated in advocacy efforts for the Canadian produce industry.

While we strive for accuracy in all our communications, as the Importer of Record it is incumbent upon your company to ensure that you are aware of the requirements under the new regulations so that you maintain compliance as always.