Canadian Documentation Requirements | Export of Garments

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We be be exporting small qty's of ladies wear to Canada and need to know full document control information. Also it would be useful to obtain details of some Forwarding agents operating services to Quebec, as we intend to grow the business.

Please advise exporting processes?

Kind Regards
Julie Rigby, Shipping Mgr

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Gary Clere, on behalf of Cargocall UK Ltd in UB7.

Hi Julie
The only key document you should need is a copy of your commercial invoice. As a forwarding agent, we use this to process an export entry with UK HMRC who then give the all clear to export. This is all done electronically and very quickly and is part of the services that we offer as a forwarding agent. In addition, we will also complete transport documents and can arrange delivery to door in Canada. Your customer will be responsible for payment of destination customs duty/tax. I hope the above will assist. Please feel free to call me if you have any other questions. 0800 0787 747. (0208 564 8074)
Regards,
Gary

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Ian James, on behalf of i2i Infinity Limited in BA4.

Hi Julie,

You may want to consider the European Market Access Database as a source of information per country. For Canada here are the details.
http://madb.europa.eu/madb/viewPageIFPubli.htm?datasetid=MAIF-CA14-04v001&filename=cus_inv.html&hscode=&path=/data/website/madb/egif/prod/MAIF-CA14-04v001/&imagepath=/egif/prod/MAIF-CA14-04v001/&page=&country=Canada&countryid=CA

If you require this type of documentation you may want to consider a system like e-z Consign to produce an export invoice in the standardised international format. We can also help with country specific documents like the Canadian Customs Invoice. You can find out more at www.4-exim.com

Kind regards,
Ian James

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PETER BRIALEY, on behalf of STI GLOBAL LOGISTICS LTD in SS13.

Hi Julie,

As Gary above says - you will need a Commercial Invoice And Packing List, But more importantly you will need to have an EORI Number to export the goods abroad. An EORI Number forms part of your VAT Number. This is very important before you even attempt to export. We also have freight forwarding services into Canada and our own office in Quebec, Montreal, Toronto that assist buyers with Customs Clearance and deliveries. They are also there to give sound advice to the buyer when needed.
If I can be of assistance further please email me below.

Best Regards
Ian Robery
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Unit 1 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: +44 (0)1268 289653
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 117585
Fax: +44 (0)1268 289649
Email: irobery@stigl.co.uk
Website: www.stigl.co.uk

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Paul Hickey, on behalf of Mercator Cargo Systems Ltd in PO1.

Hi Julie, commercial invoice is really all thats needed unless you have any leather products. If you intend to use pallets you must make sure they are ISPM15 standard and stamped showing this. Quebec is normally serviced via Montreal we can offer you weekly services by sea and daily by air - if you would like to discuss further then please feel free to call me on 02392756575 or email james@mercatorcargo.co.uk
Thanks and good luck
James

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Gilda Carbone, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment Canada in Toronto, Canada.

Hi Julie: If you'd like to connect with my colleague who leads on the Clothing sector for our UK Trade & Investment network in Canada, who can advise on developing business in the market, please feel free to contact me gilda.carbone@fco.gov.uk and I can provide an introduction.

Kind regards,

Gilda

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Peter Beech, on behalf of TorFX in TR18.

Hi Julie,

I think your questions have been well answered above. If I can be of any assistance with the financial side of the transaction please feel free to contact me.

Kind Regards and good luck with your exporting!

Pete

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Howard Marsh, on behalf of Descartes in SO40.

Hi Julie
Thank you for your enquiry and your interest in exploring the business of exporting outside of the EU. We provide the web based software for importers, exporters and international trade operators to submit the legal customs declarations for import and export movements. You will need an EORI (if you have a UK VAT number already then this is a straight forward process via a form C220 from www.hmrc.gov.uk)

If you would like a demo of our system please contact me. Alternatively we have a number of forwarders who use our systems and maybe able to help you. Below is just a sample of these companies who currently utilise our system - 'Webdecs' for that purpose. Athough e-customs Ltd cannot endorse any of their services, we are happy for you to make contact with them and refer to us.

You may also find the UKFTA, www.ukft.org, BIFA - British International Freight Association www.bifa.org and Business Link site https://www.gov.uk/browse/business/setting-up a useful sources of information.

Koru International Freight UK Ltd - Tel +44 (0)1621 840053
Rylo Freight - 01274 616661
Kangaroo World Cargo Ltd - 01753 699181
The Import Agency - 01784 255 299
Simfreight Ltd - 01753 592 743
Rapid Cargo - 0161 273 7579
Forward Ariana Limited - 0)1753 681395

Kind Regards
Howard

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Donna Whelan, on behalf of UKTI North West in M17.

Hi Julie

Import permits are no longer required for imports of textiles to Canada so documentation requirements are straightforward. A commercial invoice with the usual information ie. Buyer, seller, description of goods, tariff (commodity) code, unit and total prices, mode of transport, statement of origin of goods. To ensure you don’t miss anything it is best to use a Canadian Import Invoice:
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/ci1.pdf

Don’t forget you will need bilingual English/French labelling if the goods are to be sold on in Canada. See this link:
http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/01249.html

If the textiles are secondhand they will need a fumigation certificate.

Hope this helps.

Donna

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Dear Julie

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found on our website by using the following link:

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&resetCT=true&id=HMCE_PROD1_032667

You may find the Export Best Practice Guide particularly helpful.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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