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.