The following resources help SMEs navigate the importing process to ensure that they are able to meet all of the requirements associated with importing goods into Canada.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Importing
This tool will help businesses with their importing needs and guide them through the necessary steps for complying with the various laws and regulations.
Checklist for Importing Commercial Goods
A checklist to help guide SMEs through the commercial importing process.
Other Government Departments and Agencies: Reference List for Importers
A listing of commonly imported commodities that may require import permits, and/or certificates along with contact information for the respective government department or agency.
Consult the Customs Tariff for classification numbers and the applicable rates of duty for the goods you wish to import.
Online Tutorials and Webinars
Online presentations on various import and export topics.
A variety of tools from the CBSA and other government departments and agencies designed specifically for SMEs.
Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
The Administrative Monetary Penalty System is a civil penalty regime that secures compliance with customs legislation through the application of monetary penalties.
CBSA information centre for businesses that import commercial goods into Canada
Border Information Service (BIS)
An automated, 24-hour telephone service that provides general border services information. During regular business hours, you can speak directly to an agent for more detailed information.
Canadian Importers Database (Industry Canada)
Lists companies importing goods into Canada, by product, by city and by country of origin.
Services for entrepreneurs - Information for importers
Export and Import Controls Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Authorizes the import and export of goods restricted by quotas and/or tariffs.