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CANADIAN CUSTOMS INFORMATION

CANADIAN CUSTOMS INFORMATION
CANADIAN CUSTOMS INFORMATION
NOTE
Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief
summary of customs regulations ap
plicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being
provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to
change without notice, Allfreight International cannot be held liable for any cos
ts, damage, delays, or other
detrimental events resulting from non
compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or
consulate.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Passport
Visa (if applicable)
Work Permit (if applicable)
Inventory (in English or French) giving a detailed list of appliances and electronics with
make, model, serial number, etc.
Customs Manifest (Form A8A)
Previous airport or U
nited States/Canada Border Declaration
Importers Declaration for Customs
Immigration papers for immigrants
Landed Immigrant Application (if applicable)
Letter of Undertaking (not always necessary)
Returning Canadians will also need to provide the foll
owing documents:
o
Proof of Residency outside of Canada
o
Monthly statements, letter from employer, rent receipts, Income Tax, etc.
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
CUSTOMER AND/OR SPOUSE MUST BE PRESENT AT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
(FAILURE TO APPEAR IMMEDIATELY WILL RESULT I
N BONDED STORAGE AT
CUSTOMER’S EXPENSE)
Used household goods and personal effects may be duty
free if Customer was a resident
of Canada returning after an absence of at least one year or was a former resident who
has been a resident of another country for
at least one year.
All shipments are subject to inspection
If Customer has been residing outside Canada for at least a year, but less than five
years, household goods and personal effects must have been in Customer’s ownership,
possession and use for at
least six months (Bill of Sale and Registration documents
required to prove age)
Items must not be sold or lent within one year of importation
Air shipments must be cleared within 48 hours to avoid storage charges
DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS
Importation
of alcohol requires a detailed list (giving type, size, and quantity) and an
Import Permit
o
Provincial and federal duties and taxes will be assessed
o
DO NOT ship wine between October 1 and March 31 to avoid possibility of
freezing
Tobacco products
CANADIAN
CUSTOMS INFORMATION
NOTE
Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief
summary of customs regulations ap
plicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being
provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to
change without notice, Allfreight International cannot be held liable for any cos
ts, damage, delays, or other
detrimental events resulting from non
compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or
consulate.
Foods
tuffs in reasonable quantities are permitted
Meat
Authorization must be granted before import
Pornographic materials
Commercial quantities of anything pay duties
New items (Customer must supply Bill of Sale for any new item which may be questioned
by
the Customs office)
Radio equipment (CB’s and walkie
talkies)
Office equipment (even if used)
Handguns require a permit (but are very seldom granted)
Pistols, revolvers or fully automatic firearms are not permitted for sporting purposes and
require a P
olice Permit
Hunting rifles or shotguns for sporting purposes (that are not adapted) are not restricted
No restrictions apply on air pistols or air rifles provided the muzzle velocity does not
exceed 500 feet per second
Any one item valued at $10,000 or
over is dutiable
PROHIBITED ITEMS
Weapons (except as stated above), explosives, fireworks and all ammunition
Narcotic drugs
Animal products on the endangered species list
Plants, sand and other related matter require a Phytosanitary Certificate and I
mport
Permit issued in advance by the Department of Agriculture
Some fruits and vegetables are prohibited
NOTE:
INCLUSION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS IN THE SHIPMENT WILL
DELAY CUSTOMS AND RESULT IN ADDITIONAL EXPENSES FOR THE CUSTOMER
MOTOR VEHICLES
Ca
nadian Motor Vehicle Safety and Emission control regulations apply
Vehicles over 15 years old are subject to different regulations and costly modifications
may be required
Vehicle must bear the “Statement of Compliance” label affixed by the manufacturer
Vehicle may be subject to local taxes but are duty
free
Form K
22, immediate registration and licensing is required for exemption from duties
Documents required:
o
Registration
o
Proof of ownership
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