Importing Goods Into Canada
When procuring goods from suppliers outside of Canada, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency requires that certain forms be duly completed by the supplier and accompany the goods (attached to the waybill). Failure to do so will result in delays at customs and possibly higher duty rates.
Canada Customs Invoice or Supplier's commercial invoice (dependent on the value)
Certificate of Origin and HS Code
Declaration for Import of Biological Products
Import Permits and/or veterinary certificate
For further information on import regulations, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.
Exporting Goods Out of Canada
The McGill Community frequently requires the export of certain goods to the US and other countries for a variety of reasons (i.e. donation, repair, research collaboration, etc.).
As each country has their own importation regulations resulting in complicated procedures and paperwork, we suggest contacting McGill's customs broker who will assist you with the process and paperwork.
Thompson Ahern International is McGill's contracted Customs Broker.
Please visit Thompson Ahern International's website for a list of forms related to Custom Clearance:
- Canada Customs Invoice (CCI)
- NAFTA Certificate of Origin
- Statement of Origin for commercial importations of less than CDN $1600.00
- Export documents
For any questions or more detailed information pertaining to Customs Clearance, Imports and Exports, please contact Thompson Ahern's Customer Representative, mcgill [at] taco.ca (Ms Angela Logan), by telephone at