International Cargo Shipping To Canada
If you are thinking about cargo shipping household items,
a vehicle, or other goods to
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, or another location in Canada, a reliable and dependable sea shipping company like Cargo Experts can
help make your cargo shipping experience positive. Before cargo shipping
to Canada, there are some customs rules and regulations you might want to know in
When you are cargo shipping to
Canada, keep in mind that all cargo shipments
may be subject to inspection. If you are shipping new items to Canada, it is likely that you will have to pay some
duty fees and taxes.
If you are moving overseas, you can ship used household goods and other used personal items duty-free
to Canada but you still might be responsible for certain taxes. It is also
important to note that you are not allowed to sell the personal items and household goods that you ship
duty-free for at least a year after arriving in Canada.
If you are a Canadian resident returning to Canada after having been away for a
while, or if you are not a Canadian resident but are planning on moving to
Canada, there are some important documents you need to get in order to make your cargo shipping experience easier.
Make sure you have the following paperwork in order before cargo shipping to
If you are shipping new household goods and personal items
to Canada, you will be expected to pay duty fees based on the value of the
- Detailed inventory with a list of all appliances and electronics (make, model, serial number, etc.)
- Customs Manifest Form A8A
- Declaration from previous airport or United States/ Canadian Border Declaration paperwork
Items Restricted from Cargo Shipping to Canada
If you are cargo shipping to Canada, it is helpful to note that there are restrictions including additional taxes and fees on certain items.
For example, you may have to pay duty related fees on any single items valued at $10,000 or higher. In addition, you may
have to pay duty fees and taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, certain technical eqiupment like radios, and office equipment.
If you are interested in shipping alcohol to Canada, make sure to have an Import Permit and a detailed list that includes size, type, and quantity. You are allowed to ship food items to Canada in reasonable quantities. You will need a Phytosanitary Certificate and Import Permit issued in advance by the Canadian Department of Agriculture if you are
bringing plants or sand to Canada.
If you are cargo shipping new items to Canada, you will likely be expected to pay taxes and duty fees. You should also have the Bill of Sale
for all the new items.
There are a variety of rules pertaining to firearms if you are cargo shipping to
Hunting rifles and shotguns for sporting purposes only are
allowed in Canada. Pistols, automatic firearms and revolvers require a Canadian Police Permit
and are not allowed solely for sporting purposes. There are not restrictions on air pistols or air rifles as long as the muzzle velocity
meets certain standards.
Prohibited Items when Cargo Shipping to Canada
If you are cargo shipping to Canada, it is important to note that there are some items
that are restricted.
of the items that are restricted when cargo shipping to Canada
- Many weapons including explosives, fireworks, and ammunition
- Some vegetables and fruits, including vegetables at risk for E. coli
- Animal products that are part of the endangered species list
Interesting in Shipping a Car to Canada?
If you are interested in shipping a car
to Canada or importing a vehicle to Canada, Cargo Experts can
help you with all the details related to ro ro shipping and shipping a car to Canada.
If you are shipping a car to Canada, all of the rules and regulations associated with the
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety and Emission Control apply to your car or vehicle.
Any car or vehicle that is older than 15 years is subject to a range of separate regulations and sometimes
pricey modifications are required. It is important that your car or vehicle has the manufacturer's original "Statement of Compliance" label.
If you are shipping a car to Canada for your own use, you can ship it duty-free, but you may be required to pay local taxes.
You will also likely need to complete Canadian Customs Form K-22. If you are shipping a car to Canada, you are required to register and license
the vehicle immediately in order to remain exempt from certain duty fees. You'll also need to provide paperwork that includes proof of ovwnership and vehicle registration.
International cargo shipping to Canada is much easier with the help of a dependable and reliable
cargo shipping company. Contact Cargo Experts for more specific information about rules and regulations when shipping to
Canada. Call Cargo Experts toll free today at 866-994-7822 with any questions you
might have about international cargo shipping to Canada or for a fast and free
FREIGHT QUOTE for your cargo shipment to Canada.