Understanding the US/Canada Custom Clearance


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cites “missing or incomplete paperwork” as the top reason goods are either delayed at the border, or denied entry altogether. Further, the U.S. Commerce Department warns U.S. businesses entering the Canadian market of the “surprisingly challenging” Canadian customs documentation process, and advises, “Doing business in Canada is not the same as doing business in the United States.”