Customs Consulting Services

Clearing a shipment through customs is often more complicated than choosing a tariff classification and submitting it to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Many imported goods have additional requirements, such as Coasting Trade Licences for imported vessels or duties applicable under SIMA. PF Collins’ Customs Consulting services can help lower (or eliminate) duty and tax applicable to your imports.

Our Customs Consultants will review the applicable customs rules and regulations and create a plan for the importation of your goods. They can review your purchase orders, purchasing plans, Incoterms, and supply chain activities to ensure you are paying the least amount of duty while complying with all Canadian import and export regulations.  

Services include:

  • Coasting Trade Applications (Temporary Foreign Vessel Imports)
  • Advance Rulings
  • Tariff Classification Analysis
  • Functional Unit Entries
  • Free Trade Agreement Management (CUSMA, CETA, etc.)
  • GST Consulting
  • Duty Recovery, Remission & Drawback
  • Appeals & Refunds
  • Compliance Review & Audit Preparation

For more information or assistance with your international trade requirements, contact us today.

Compliance Consulting Services

Canadian importers and exporters are ultimately responsible for the information provided to CBSA in relation to their shipments.

The CBSA enforces accuracy of import/export data through trade compliance audits. Non-compliance can result in penalties of up to $25,000 per infraction under the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).

Customs audits have been increasing in recent years. It is recommended that importers and exporters establish their own compliance plan and procedures to ensure accurate records related to your imports are maintained. 

PF Collins offers several service offerings that assist in creating a compliance plan and minimizing the risk of CBSA fines and penalties, including:

  • Compliance Manual
  • Compliance Review
  • Pre-Audit Review
  • Post-CBSA Audit Review

If you require assistance with an audit or your overall compliance program, contact our Customs Consultants at [email protected] or a PF Collins office near you today.

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