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Food Shipping

Import Food and Beverage into Canada

Did you know that food retail is a $4T industry? That is a huge piece of the pie that you could be slicing into. Shipping food is essential, rewarding, and can be surprisingly complex. It’s essential that you find a food import broker that can tackle all of the nuances and legalities for you, ensuring smooth import processes when importing food into Canada. Lots of people have great ideas for products to ship, but get stuck, anxious, and even give up because the whole process seems so difficult, without a trusted team to help answer sticky questions.

Your customs broker for food and beverage industry should help you find better, more effective ways to save you money, ship your products, and remove friction along the way.

Examples of How Food Import Customs Broker Helps You

Special Certifications and Licenses for Importing Food and Beverage into Canada

Special certifications and licenses are required when importing food products into Canada. Without filling them in and filing them accurately and in entirety, you could end up in hot, expensive water. Let us manage that for you. We’ll even go to bat for you when it comes to competing for the best price for your products.

Margins, rising costs and supply chain

We understand your needs and are driven to provide you with the best, seamless, friction-less shipping experiences of your products. We understand pressures like almighty margins, rising input costs, supply chain issues and all associated complexities. 

Plant-based popularity and food inventory

With the increase in popularity of plant-based items, we’re well-versed in the complexities and requirements of shipping them cross-border. We know that foods have a limited shelf life and require tight inventory management. 

Smart Food Labeling-CA, CFIA-CA and Prior Notices in the US/FDA

We manage stringent government relations as they adapt and change with consumer palates and adjust our timelines to better manage inventory for food goods to be shipped.

Save Time and Money on Paperwork with an Expert Food Import Customs Broker

We save you money and time spent on paperwork while importing food products and beverages into Canada, by creating blanket declarations that are fully compliant and free of costly mistakes that will slow you down.

Same day clearance

Our same day clearance makes us one of the leaders in shipping major food brands who trust us with their bottom lines and you can, too.  


We’ll go to bat for you on prices, too, ensuring you have the best positive experiences with shipping food of all types across the border. 


What we offer

Our appointment booking system delivers to big box retailers on time, budget and within regulations so you don’t need to worry about that. Avoid delivery delays resulting in costly penalties by working with your own dedicated A & A specialists.

Better Technology

Our trade management solutions are built into our technology, so you’re never stuck in the dark, wondering where your products are. We proudly offer electronic tracking, trade-management solutions and integrated invoicing, cutting down on bulky paperwork that can leave you feeling in the dark.

Who we are?

As a multigenerational, family owned and operated business with nearly three decades of experience, we care deeply about your business, your dreams, your bottom line and making it all a frictionless experience. 

Global brands like Smart Sweets and Vega trust A & A to manage all of their food shipping logistics, and we’re proud to be partners in their success. We’d be prouder still, to be part of your success story.

Contact us today and let’s get your delicious creations into grocery stores near you!

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.