Knowledge Base Importing into Canada How do I apply for duty drawback to get a refund on my duties? My vendor is sending me no charge sample items. Do these items require a value? As a Canadian importer, how long do I have to maintain my records of imports? Importing art from United States to be sold on consignment. How do I import products from Europe to Canada? Do I have to show French on my labeling? Where can I get information on the regulations for importing various food products? What if I have meat samples I want shipped into Canada. Can I import them or do I need any specific documentation? What does it mean when the shipment is waiting on CFIA for approval? How do I know if the plant or animal product I want to import may be an endangered species? Why is it taking so long for Canada Customs to look at my shipment? I want to buy a puppy in the United States and import it into Canada, Can I bring pets into Canada? What do I do if a portion of my shipment was left behind in the U.S.? I have goods coming to Canada for a trade show, what do I do? When A & A registered me for a BN does that mean I am registered for GST? I am a NRI who is registered for the GST/HST and CRA sent me a letter stating that I need to have security, or increase the amount of security that they are holding for my GST/HST registration. I am a NRI who is GST registered and ship to different businesses in Canada. What is the current tax rate for the the different provinces that I should be billing? Canada Border Services Agency is asking for transaction numbers to review SIMA, what is SIMA? What documents are required to import meat products into Canada? How does the Canadian import process work at the border for Food Products? How do I know if my food products are permitted to come into Canada? I’d like to import live plants – how do I do this? I want to import beef samples into Canada from the USA. What forms do I need? Can I import beef sausage into Canada from the US if it is made in Europe? I would like to bring in a boat and a boat trailer – what do I do? What does a Non Resident Importer need to know? What special forms are required to import a cannon (firearm) into Canada? Do I need an ACI manifest for my shipment into Canada? What if my shipment didn’t clear customs but was delivered into Canada? I am having product made overseas and I am also sending some parts to the manufacture to be added. Does this change the value? How do I determine what the exchange rate will be when converting to Canadian? It is just a sample (free goods). Why do I have to declare it with Customs? It is just a sample – free goods. Why do I have to declare it with Customs? Can I import endangered wild animals and plants/foods? How do I import powdered milk into Canada? Can I import Farm equipment to Canada for harvesting crops? Can I import Farm equipment to Canada for harvesting crops? Can I import Elephant Ivory from Africa into Canada? I am importing into Canada and customs wants to do an examination of my goods, what does that mean? How do I import a puppy into Canada? I am importing into Canada and my goods are being held up at the border. I have been advised they need to go into a bonded warehouse, what is a bonded warehouse? Can imported goods be confiscated by the government? I would like to import firearms into Canada. Can you confirm admissibility? What is AIRS? How is it used? Will exporters/vendors in other countries that export to Canada be required to adhere to the new CFIA licensing and registration under the Safe Foods for Canadians Act? How do I clear a Private Aircraft? Who can I talk to about Canadian electrical standards on products I want to import into Canada? Do I need to pay in full for my Goods arriving from China before Canada Customs will release my good? I have an Ocean Shipment coming from India. My Shipper advised that the next vessel departure will be at the end of the month. How long will it take for my container to reach its final destination which is Toronto and can A & A arrange for door delivery for this shipment after arranging customs clearance? What is the roll of the National Aquatic Animal Health Program (NAAHP)? What is required if an aquatic animal is on the susceptible species list for Canada? Do I need a permit to bring into Canada an aquatic animal which is on the Susceptible aquatic animals list as a pet? How long will it take for my goods to arrive in Vancouver from France by sea? What is a Site License?