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A & A and the lumber industry

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A & A is an active broker of softwood lumber – since 1996.

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Importing Lumber into Canada

Since 1996, A & A Customs Brokers has established a robust reputation as trusted customs brokers for lumber, particularly softwood. We have an active role in brokering softwood lumber, having built an online process that gives exporters control over all their cross-border export permits.

A & A Customs Brokers: Your Trusted Partner in Softwood Lumber Trade

Our expertise extends to various softwood lumber issues since the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) of 1996 came into effect. We offer comprehensive services for businesses importing lumber into Canada, as well as for exporters.

Our experienced staff assists exporters with the facilitation of their export permits and quota transfers. This service comes complete with comprehensive notifications and reports.

We, as your customs brokers for softwood lumber, have developed a hands-on, online web application that enables you, the exporter, to have your softwood lumber export permit in place before your goods cross the border. To sign up for this service, simply visit

Softwood Lumber Resources

  ::   News Articles
News that effects North American softwood lumber
  ::   Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada – Softwood Lumber
FAIT website referencing export and import control information on softwood lumber.
  ::   Softwood Lumber Notices
Notices regarding the softwood lumber trade in North America
  ::   Canada Revenue Agency – Softwood Lumber Registration
Read technical information regarding softwood lumber exports to the USA including publications and forms.

We Make Navigating Softwood Lumber Transfers Easy

In regions where export allocations under Option B are applicable, you might require transferring some or all of your export allocation during a particular allocation period to other exporters dealing in Softwood Lumber Products. For comprehensive details about the policy concerning the Transfer of Allocations, please consult the Notice to Exporters SER-158.

At A & A Contract Customs Brokers Ltd., we stand ready to assist you with your quota transfer requests, offering our services at competitive rates. A & A needs written authorization to proceed with your transfer in coordination with Foreign Affairs & International Trade. The required authorization forms can be found below, labeled as “Softwood Lumber Forms”.

Softwood Lumber Forms

Application for EIPA number [PDF]

Quota Authorization (Detailed) [PDF]

Quota Authorization (Transfer) [PDF]

Quota Transfer Request Form [PDF]

Application for Permit to Export Softwood Lumber to the United States [PDF]

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