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Import Compliance FAQs
At GHY, we receive a lot of compliance questions from importers. That’s why we put together this guide to answer the most frequently asked questions.
GST Recovery for Non-Resident Importers
Did you know as a non-resident importer of goods into Canada, you may be able to recover part, or all of the GST paid on your imported goods? Read on to find out everything you need to know to recovering GST as a non-resident importer (NRI).
Staying Compliant: Why You Need a FIRM Report
A FIRM report is important for every Canadian importer. Read on to understand FIRM reports, why they matter to you, and how to request them from CBSA.
Understanding the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
When importing goods into Canada, there are rules and regulations to adhere to or end up paying a penalty under the AMPS system. Read on to learn more.
Your Guide to Importing Vehicles into Canada
Discover the 8-step process you’ll need to follow and answers to common questions about importing vehicles into Canada. Start your vehicle import process today!
The U.S. Importer’s Guide for Importer Security Filing (ISF)
If you’re shipping and importing goods into the United States, you may be responsible for filing an Importer Security Filing (ISF). ISF is required for all ocean shipments coming in by vessel to the United States. Don’t be caught off guard by the complexity and cost of the process. Read on to learn everything you need to know.
Customs Bonds on U.S. Imports: What You Need to Know
If you're importing goods to into the U.S., your shipment(s) will likely require a Customs Bond. Here's everything you need to know.
Why You Don’t Need an Importer Security Bond Right Now
Surety and security requirements are a hot topic for many Canadian importers today. With the CBSA’s latest announcement to delay CARM Release 2, many are uncertain of its impact on their business and what surety/security is required to ensure no delays or penalties. Read on to learn everything you need to know on your surety and security requirements and the impact on your import business.
Tariff Preference Levels (TPLs) for Canadian Apparel and Textile Exports
Non-originating apparel and textiles can be exported from Canada to the U.S. duty-free if they meet Tariff Preference Levels. Read on to learn more.
Navigating the 2022 HTSUS Changes for Apparel and Textiles
Changes in the 2022 HTSUS can impact the classification and duty rate if you're importing apparel and textiles into the US. Here's what you need to know.
An Importer’s Guide to Emission Regulations for Small Spark-Ignition Engines
As a Canadian importer, there are emission regulations that apply when you import Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engines. Here's what you need to know.
Importing Live Horses into Canada – A Horse Is a Horse Unless It Is a Horse and Trailer
Importing a horse into Canada is heavily regulated, and when a trailer is included, the importation process becomes complex. Read on to learn more.
The Criteria for Applying the Transaction Value Method (TVM) on Your Imported Goods
The Transaction Value Method is the primary Valuation method used by CBSA. Here are the three criteria that must be fulfilled to qualify for the TVM on your imported goods into Canada.
Importing Regulated Engines, Vehicles, Vessels, and Machines into Canada
Did you know that all importers are now responsible for, and required to submit their import declarations for engines, vehicles, vessels, and machines into Canada? Read on to find out everything you need to know on essential compliance, importation declaration requirements and much more.
The ABCs of Importing | Your 7-Step Guide to Importing into Canada
Looking to start importing into Canada? Or maybe you just want/need to polish up on your knowledge and skills on importing your goods into Canada? Whether you are an individual or a business, we provide a step-by-step guide to help you start importing.