When do you buy from China to Canada? What is your most concerns? I think how to ship your cargo to your destination will be trouble you a lot, is that right? So you’d better to find a local reliable forwarder in China to help you for this.

Freight Solution who can offer you sea shipments, air shipments or express courier shipments to satisfy your different logistics requirements. By working with us, we will provide you the competitive shipping costs and professional service, as one reliable and dependable business partner for you is our goal.

Main sea port and airport in Canada:

Sea port: Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver etc.


How long from China to Canada?

Generally, if you choose to ship by sea freight, it will take around 20 days from China ports to Vancouver port, while to east port will be cost around 30 days.

By air freight or courier, just only need 3-5 days or 5-7 days, it is more shorter than sea freight.

During the trade, you can choose the best freight solutions as per your requirements, time, save money or other factors.

Customs clearance in Canada

Preparation before import

Before shipping goods to Canada, both individuals and enterprises should apply to the CRA for a BN(Business Number) in advance to establish an import and export account. Then the importer should confirm the goods and obtain the relevant information of the products and samples in possible. On this basis, the importer should determine the origin of the goods and confirm the licensing management involved in the goods. Importers need to decide whether they need to employ custom broker company to agent declare their customs according to their own circumstances.

Categorize goods, 10 digit commodity codes need to be determined. Generally, information on commodity tariff classification can be obtained through the following channels: Consulting directly with customs Contacting with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Applying for an administrative ruling on tariff classification by mail to the Customs Trade Office

Determine taxes and fees

Before determining the applicable rate of import goods, it is necessary to determine the tariff treatment that the goods can enjoy.

Canadian Customs currently has nine tariff rates, according to the tax rates from high to low, the arrangement is as follows: Ordinary Tariff→MFN Tariff→BPT→GPT→LDDCT→CCTA→MUST→MT→UST

Canada mainly has MFN and Applicable Preferential Tariffs.

In addition to import tariffs, according to the Canadian Consumption Tax Act, most imported goods should pay 5% of GST when importing goods. Special commodities are exempt from tax, such as prescription drugs, medical and ancillary devices, basic daily necessities, agricultural products and fishery products. Goods that belong to the tax-free category are required to fill in the tax exemption code on the customs declaration form.

Some goods need to pay domestic sales tax and import consumption tax. The former includes air conditioning for motor vehicles, certain motor vehicles for passenger transport, and certain fuels, while the latter includes tobacco and some alcoholic products.