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Machinery & Heavy Equipment

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Importing and Exporting Machinery & Heavy Equipment

Importing heavy equipment and machinery involves a series of steps and considerations to ensure a smooth
and compliant process. Here’s an overview of the key aspects to consider and why collaboration
with a trusted customs broker and trade compliance expert such as A & A Custom Brokers is beneficial:

Research and Compliance

Our Trade Compliance team can assist by researching the regulations and requirements related to importing heavy equipment and machinery in your destination country. This includes understanding import duties, taxes, permits, and any specific regulations governing the importation of such equipment.

Customs Clearance and Compliance


Our team can help gather and prepare all necessary documentation for the importation process. This typically includes commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, certificates of origin, and any other relevant paperwork required by customs authorities.

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Customs Clearance

Working with a licensed customs broker or freight forwarder such as A & A Customs Brokers to facilitate customs clearance for your shipment. Our team will assist with completing customs paperwork, paying import duties and taxes, and coordinating with customs officials to ensure compliance with import regulations.


Arrange for transportation of the heavy equipment and machinery from the port of entry to its final destination. This is where our experienced team A & A Global Logistics can arrange ground, ocean, or air shipments, or arrange for specialized transportation equipment to ensure safe and efficient transportation to its final destination.

Trade Compliance

Our Trade Compliance Specialists will ensure that the imported heavy equipment and machinery comply with all regulations in your destination country. This may involve obtaining certification or documentation demonstrating compliance with safety requirements.

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Environmental Regulations

We can assist with researching any environmental regulations or requirements that may apply to the importation of your heavy equipment and machinery, particularly if the equipment contains hazardous materials or emissions.

Through careful execution of each of these steps, we can help you successfully import heavy equipment and machinery while ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and requirements. Working with experienced professionals such as A & A Customs Brokers and A & A Global Logistics can help streamline the process and mitigate potential challenges or delays.

NOTE: All details pertaining to CARM R2 processes are based on the current information available at the time of writing. As this is subject to change, it’s recommended you periodically check in with the CBSA or your customs broker.