Video | Shipping To Canada And Tips For Avoiding Delays With Canada Customs Clearance

Accurately completed Canada Customs documentation will help your shipment reach its destination on time and reduce the risk of being held up by Customs.

In this video you will learn:

  • What documents are required to ship to Canada
  • Information required on a Canada Customs Invoice
  • How to clear Customs in Canada
  • How to avoid delays at Customs
  • Consequences of noncompliance with Customs' regulations 

The consequences of failing to comply with customs regulations include:

  • Monetary penalties issued by Customs Agencies
  • Increased scrutiny and more frequent examination of goods
  • Delays of incoming shipments
  • Inadvertent overpayment of duties and government fees
  • Total suspension of import privileges
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About Author
Cherie Storms
CCS (CA & US), CTCS, CBSA Prof. Designate

Cherie Storms is the Canadian Operations Manager with PCB Customs Brokers, with over 18 years in international trade operations and regulatory experience. Since joining the company in 2007, she has become an Executive Board Member for the Canadian Customs Brokers Society, BC Region, and spoke at the Women in Transportation Annual General Meeting in 2010 regarding her experience running international logistics for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Cherie is a member of CSCB's National Commercial Operations and eManifest Committee and sits on the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers' Board of Directors. Most recently, Cherie is a finalist in the Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey Women in Business Awards in the Emerging Leader category. In her off time, Cherie is a motorsports driver for the Shift Up Now racing team, SCCA and CACC Women on Track Leader, racing tracks in Daytona and Indianapolis. With multiple championships, Cherie is a leader in the Jr Ambassador Program, encouraging young girls to excel in motorsports. Cherie has spoken at many seminars on the importance of trade compliance. She is currently enrolled in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Business Management Program to become an international trade lawyer.

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.