Canadian Import Information
Starting an Import Business
Interested in starting an import business? This guide to importing into Canada will get you started and give you all the information you need to start importing goods.
Canadian Importers Database
Looking for a company that imports a particular product, or an importer in a particular city or with a particular country of origin? Use this import database from Industry Canada.
The Customs Tariff provides you with the classification number and the appropriate duty rate for the goods you wish to import. This entry page includes the most recent Customs Tariff and various notices and amendments (Canada Border Services Agency).
Form B3 When Importing Commercial Goods
Form B3, the Canada Customs Coding Form, is used to account for goods, regardless of their value, imported for commercial use in Canada. Here's the Internet version of this importing form (CRA).
Canada Business: Importing
One stop shop of importing information "designed to help both new and experienced importers with every stage of the import process" (Canadian government).
Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Information Centre
This library of information from the CBSA includes information on customs seminars, a guide to importing, tariff rates, and links to forms and client services to help small business import and export.
Guide for Importing Commercial Goods
An outline of the entire importing to Canada process and what an importer needs to do to complete each step from the Canada Border Services Agency.
(How to Apply) for an Import Permit
A description of the process of applying for an Import Permit by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Importing - A Step-by-Step Guide
Comprehensive guide from the Canada Border Services Agency leads you through the process of importing goods into Canada.
Importing Goods Into Canada
This importing menu page has links to information on all aspects of the importing process, from a list of licensed customs brokers and how to register your business, through details of handling your shipment and dispute resolution (Canada Border Services Agency).
Importing Goods Into Canada - Getting Started FAQ
This import FAQ from the Canada Border Services Agency follows the importing process step by step; an excellent primer about the importing process.
Marking of Imported Goods
An explanation of the legislation, regulations, and guidelines for country of origin marking for goods inported from NAFTA and non-NAFTA countries (Canada Border Services Agency).
Consolidated Statutes — Complete documents for download
This searchable collection of sections of the Export and Import Permits Act provides useful information about importing or exporting particular goods (Department of Justice of Canada).