Canadian Customs Brokerage
Service Beyond Borders.
Regardless of the port of entry, mode of transportation, or commodity, Near North Customs Brokers provides 24/7 timely, accurate, and compliant customs brokerage services. Whether your customs needs are in Canada, the United States, or anywhere in the world, Near North Customs is here to help.
With our state-of-the-art technology, you are able to track the status of your Customs release on both sides of the border. Your freight carriers and their drivers will have 24/7 PARS and PAPS tracker support, with a Customs expert just a phone call away at 1-888-739-4002.
Through direct EDI links with all regulatory agencies, our shipping system provides real-time Customs clearances of your goods through all operating Canadian ports of entry using ACROSS (Accelerated Commercial Release Operations Support Systems), RMD (Release on Minimum Documentation), PARS (Pre-Arrival Review System), and the release of goods INBOND.
Pre-clearance and post-clearance audits by licensed brokers ensure your shipments are customs-cleared accurately, avoiding costly fines and penalties levied by CBSA.
As a client-focused business, we see the value in every relationship, big or small. You can rely on Near North Customs to deliver excellence built on customer service. Whether you are importing for commercial or personal needs, temporary or trade show, residential or non-residential; whatever your importing needs are, Near North can deliver.
Our 24/7 importing team is here to provide the guidance required to ensure that all governmental controls and regulations implemented on tariffs are met, and to assist with the Customs release of your shipment.
For more information about the Other Governmental Departments placed on specific harmonized commodities, please review the OGD Interface.
SIMA (Special Import Measures Act) is implemented under the restrictions of anti-dumping or countervailing duties. Review the full list of goods currently subject to SIMA.
View more information about the processes and regulations implemented by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Online & Personal Purchases
Online and Personal Purchases are shipments meant for personal use and must be accompanied by a commercial invoice or bill of sale. Regardless of the origin of the goods, Canada Customs requires the payment of the GST (5%) and/or PST/HST (depending on the province). Duty and taxes are calculated based on the Canadian value and tariff classification of the goods.
With the ever-changing market conditions and our free trade agreement across North America, a competitive advantage for U.S. and foreign companies to import into Canada has been created.
A Non-Resident Importer (NRI) is a company, organization, or individual designated as the Importer of Record responsible for all Customs duties and/or taxes and fees related to importing into Canada.
Choosing to do business in Canada as a non-resident importer of record has many benefits, including managing the costs, consistency, and control of your shipments.
It is important to consider the benefits of registering your non-resident business with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Registering for GST/HST will allow your business to claim an input tax credit to recover the GST/HST issued to the Government of Canada.
If you choose not to register for GST/HST, as your Customs Broker, we can apply for a business number on your behalf. For more information and a step-by-step process on how to become a non-resident importer, please see the below links or call us directly at 1-888-739-4002