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Machinery Shipping

Importing Heavy Equipment into Canada

Importing and exporting businesses focused on machinery, whether using it or shipping it, can yield high returns. It’s a billion dollar industry, in fact. But, like most good things, it comes with some pretty steep cautions that are essential to manage when it comes to taxes, duties, and other (even legal) restrictions. Here we’ll share with you some of the basics of importing and exporting machinery in Canada. It could be just the right business move for you!

A & A’s technology puts you steps ahead of the competition and we’re on your side, 24/7, so you’re never left in the dark. Our integrated invoicing and electronic tracking allows you total visibility into your machinery’s shipping. This always matters, but now more than ever, with supply chain complexity getting more challenging by the day. Given the market demand, the availability challenges have trickled down into the used equipment market, too.

Consider us an on-demand extension of your team; we know your pain points so well that we can avoid them before they become costly issues. Whether you’re involved in importing construction equipment into Canada for infrastructure projects or expanding your farm operations, we’ve got you covered.

Here is what a great customs broker can do for you when importing farm equipment into Canada:

  • Supply chain complexity 
  • HTS classification and different duty rates from various sources
  • What countries have restrictions on whether you can import from them
  • What fees are associated on certain pieces of machinery and how to navigate them in the most cost effective ways
  • Headaches with classification for new technology
  • And much more

We pride ourselves on rapid response times, giving you access to a management team that averages over 27 years in the industry. We thrive in ubiquitous restrictions and mysterious taxations and not only ensure they’re taken care of, but that they are taken care of properly so you don’t end up getting financially penalized or worse – flagged at the border. 

Machinery is a vast category and varies from everything from home appliances to farm equipment, to heavy-duty machinery used in construction. There are many nuances, and it’s essential to categorize your machinery properly.

Here are some of the most common:

  • Commercial and household appliances: Ovens, refrigerators, air conditioners, and other large appliances
  • Construction equipment: Machinery that moves earth, plumbing and heating equipment, or parts for mixing and paving
  • Electric motors and generators: Turbines powered by gas or steam, wind turbines, or sets that generate electricity
  • Farm and garden machinery: Tractors, animal feeders, lawnmowers, etc.
  • Industrial machinery: Machinery used for heavy or light industry, ranging from packaging and labeling equipment to food processing and textile equipment
  • Machine tools: Tools used to cut, bore, grind, or shear (usually to create other machines or manufactured products)

Machinery is lucrative but it can be complex. There is no one size fits all with importing and exporting machinery. Your surest way to avoid paying for costly, innocent missteps is to contact A & A today and see how we can help you. Our years of experience, technology, relationships and insider knowledge of machinery make us your perfect partner for pretty profit margins.

Reach out to A & A Customs Brokers todayand let’s kick your import/exporting into high gear! If you’re looking to import farm equipment from USA to Canada, our years of experience, technology, relationships, and insider knowledge of machinery make us your perfect partner for pretty profit margins.

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.