What should I know about importing goods from China to Canada?



  • What should I know about importing goods from China to Canada? Is it better to get customs broker or clear customs myself?



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  • @CarolinaLee said in What should I know about importing goods from China to Canada?:

    What should I know about importing goods from China to Canada? Is it better to get customs broker or clear customs myself?

    The three pillars of import declarations to customs.

    Tariff classification. The tariff is not a dictionary, there are rules to how it must be used called the GIRs. Or general rules of interpretation. The whole ball of wax depends on an accurate classification because so many other regulations are linked to the tariff number. Decisions on tariff classification are legal precedents and it helps to know how to find and use them.
    Country of origin. The rules of origin are complex and varied. They will differ from one trade agreement to another. Imported from China does not necessarily mean made in China.
    Valuation. Yes I’m sure you know what your goods cost but is that the legal “value for customs?” there are six different ways to calculate the VFD in Canada and they must be used in the correct order. Is the cost of the freight included in your price? Is freight dutiable? (Some is some isn’t) How about insurance? (no) Additional packaging? (yes)


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