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How to import fresh produce, Health Food and Beverages

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Imported goods vary greatly in terms of requirements, with food and food-related products presenting distinct challenges. Unlike other commodities, food items are often time-sensitive and necessitate special handling throughout the importation process. In addition to standard customs procedures, they undergo thorough inspection by multiple government agencies. These extra precautions are implemented to guarantee the safety and quality of imported food products.

Both Canada and the U.S. have robust health food industries, driven by consumer demand for products that promote wellness, sustainability, and natural ingredients. The import and export of health foods play a significant role in meeting this demand, fostering trade relations, and supporting the growth of the global health food market.

Fortunately, we at A & A Customs Brokers understand the complexities involved and have the expertise and resources to assist you every step of the way.

Experts in the Food Industry

With A & A, you will have a team of experts specialized in navigating the complexities of the food import and export industry. Our team prides itself on being responsive to any inquiries so you can focus on your business and leave the customs clearance process to us.

Customs Clearance and Compliance

With A & A, your team of experts understands who the key parties are, which regulations must be followed, and the documentation required to ensure you do not experience any delays at the border.

Stay on top of market and industry changes

Our team stays on top of regulations within the industry and marketplace. This includes new regulations, tariffs, duties, and taxes that impact the food, health food, and beverage industries.

Experts in Food and Health Food

A & A has been serving the food and beverage industry for 45 years. We are active members in industry associations such as the CHFA (Canadian Health Food Association) which help us stay on top of industry rules and regulations.

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.