Importing and Exporting

Canada Border Services Agency
CBSA is responsible for border enforcement, immigration enforcement and customs services. Browse through their resources for guides, checklists and reference tools related to importing and exporting.

Import-Export Program Account (Canada Revenue Agency)
If you import goods into Canada or export goods to other countries, you should register an account with the Canada Revenue Agency.

International trade training programs
Explore some learning opportunities to help you understand various aspects of importing and exporting.

 

IMPORTING

Step-by-Step Guide to Importing Commercial Goods into Canada
This guide, by the Canada Border Service Agency, provides you with an overview of the commercial importing process for businesses importing goods into Canada.

Checklist for importing commercial goods into Canada
Use this checklist, in conjunction with the Step-by-Step Guide, to learn what you need to do before importing goods into Canada.

Importing regulations
Importing is a regulated process. Know the rules and what you need to do to comply with regulations.

Simplifying trade
Find out if any of these programs can help improve your ability to trade internationally. Some programs can help you with border security requirements to get you or your goods across the border more quickly. Others can help eliminate tariffs or reduce the amount of duty you may have to pay.

Finding suppliers abroad
Discover the resources available to help you avoid certain risks and to locate international suppliers.

 

EXPORTING

Are you ready to export?
Exporting can be a rewarding activity, but it should not be entered into lightly. Find out if you are ready and learn the basics of the export process before you take your business abroad.

Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting Commercial Goods from Canada
This guide, by the Canada Border Service Agency, provides you with an overview of the commercial exporting process for businesses exporting goods from Canada.

Checklist for exporting commercial goods from Canada
Use this checklist, in conjunction with the Step-by-Step Guide, to learn what you need to do before exporting goods from Canada.

Exporting regulations
There are many opportunities for Canadian businesses to enter markets outside of Canada, but you need to be aware of the laws and regulations that apply to international trade.

Export marketing, sales and logistics
Learn about strategies that can help you market your business and land sales in another country, and get an understanding of the logistics behind delivering your products or services abroad.

Export financing
Learn about the many financing programs that can help your export business.

Export Development Canada (EDC)
EDC provides products and services that include insurance, financing for Canadian companies and for their foreign customers, bonding solutions, as well as information on opportunities in international markets.