(1) Quality Assurance (QA)
Providing productivity and quality enhancement services on both operation and management levels to companies for achieving excellence in Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Business Performance Management, Lean Design and Manufacturing Management, and Supplier and Supplies Management.
The main services cover various industries:
- Quality Management: ISO 9001, ISO 10002
- Environment Management: ISO 14001
- Occupational Health and Safety Management: OHSAS 18001 and F&IU
- Information Management: ISO 27001, ISO 20000
- Food Safety Management: ISO 22000
- Logistics Management: TAPA, ISO 28000
(2) Customs Brokerage (CB)
We will work with you to expedite the customs clearance of your shipment, while at the same time ensuring adherence to all customs compliance and government regulations. We are partnering with professional Canadian Customs Broker and U.S. Customs Broker, with a high level of expertise directed to both one-time non-commercial goods importer and to the high volume commercial goods importer, provide exceptional service to buyers / importers in a wide variety of industries to obtain clearances at all Commercial Customs ports of entry in Canada and the United States.
- Obtain clearances at all Commercial Customs ports of entry in Canada
- Obtain clearances at all Commercial Customs ports of entry in the United States
- Clearances for all modes of transport: AIR, OCEAN, TRUCK, RAIL, COURIER
- Pre and post entry compliance expertise
- EDI capabilities and on-line documentation
- Trade compliance consulting
Preparation of Documents:
When importing goods into Canada, there are specific forms that are required by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when presenting the entry information. These forms are intended to provide all necessary information to various Canadian Government Agencies and Departments. The forms are as follows:
Canada Customs Invoice (CCI)
All commercial shipments entering Canada must be documented on a Canada Customs Invoice (CCI) or a Commercial Invoice that contains all the information that would be provided on a CCI. For example: country of origin, packing charges, etc. The minimum information required by CBSA to obtain release, is the information contained on a CCI. CBSA may request a copy of the Commercial Invoice to verify the accuracy of the CCI.
Confirmation of Sale (COS)
Fresh produce is not allowed to enter Canada on consignment, therefore, all shipments of fresh fruits and/or vegetables must be documented on a Confirmation of Sale Form. This form contains all the same fields as a CCI with a few additions and if fully completed can be used in lieu of a CCI or Commercial Invoice.
North American Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin (NAFTA Certificate)
Goods meeting the eligibility rules in the NAFTA and documented on the Certificate of Origin, receive a reduced (free) rate of duty. This certificate can be completed for each shipment or once each year.
Low Value North American Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin (Low Value NAFTA Certificate)
This declaration can be used on shipments that the total value does not exceed $1600 CAD.
Exporter’s Statement of Origin
Accepted by CBSA to replace Form A Certificates. Form A Certificates require stamps & signatures from the appropriate signing authority of the exporting country’s government and can be costly to obtain. The Exporter’s Statement of Origin is recognized by CBSA and entitles your goods to the same General Preferential rate of duty that a Form A would. Your supplier can complete an Export Statement of Origin without going through the exporter’s government red tape.
Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Canada has signed many other trade agreements most of which require a country specific form to be completed.
Import Declaration Form
Most processed fruits & vegetables, dairy products, honey products, seeds & animal feeds require an Import Declaration Form to be completed. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency uses the information contained on this form to administer the Agriculture Canada Regulations.
Transport Canada Form 1 and Form 2
Completion of a Form 1 – Safety Compliance Form is required for the import of all new and used vehicles. This form identifies the vehicle by VIN Number and is used to track all vehicles imported into Canada. The Form 1 is stamped by CBSA at time of import, and then is forwarded to Transport Canada Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV). Once the registration charges are paid and RIV has received a copy of the recall clearance documentation, they will then process and send a Form 2 to the importer. In order to complete the safety inspection for a vehicle less than 15 years old, an importer will require a stamped Form 1, recall clearance documentation, and the Form 2. Vehicles greater than 15 years old, require only a stamped Form 1 to have their safety inspection completed. Once the safety inspection is completed, the importer can go to their provincial licensing authority to complete the licensing and insurance process of the vehicle.
Softwood Lumber Permit Application Form
The Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the USA requires Canada to limit the quantity of softwood lumber exported to the USA. This is done through allocation of regional quotas and by issuance of permits to control quantities.
(3) Marine Cargo Insurance (MCI)
Marine Cargo or Goods-in-Transit insurance can protect you from any financial loss due to damage to your goods that may occur during transportation. It is also a prerequisite of most banks for the issuance of documentary credits.
Whether shipping by land, sea or air, all means of transportation are subject to varying degrees of risk that call for different types of solutions. To safeguard your properties and businesses, you need knowledgeable advice and protection.