To import goods into Canada, companies must possess the following:

  • CBSA Importer / Exporter Account Number
    (Business Number)
  • EICB Company File Number (for import permit assigned by Foreign Affairs

To clear and account for imported goods, companies must provide:

  • Canada Customs Invoice (or commercial invoice containing required customs invoice data)
  • Certificate of origin (if preferential tariff treatment applies)
  • Certification of Non-Originating Textile Materials (if Tariff Preference Level applies)
  • Original Bill of Lading (if steamship release is needed)