Gateway Service Center and Border Crossing Information
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Customs Clearance / Customs Brokerage / Shipping Documentation to Canada (Northbound)
|Destination||Gateway Service Center||Origin U.S. Markets||Border Crossing|
|Calgary, AB||Salt Lake City, UT||Western U.S.||Coutts, AB|
|Calgary, AB|| South Holland, IL||Eastern U.S.|| Emerson, MB|
|Dartmouth, NS|| Portland, ME||Entire U.S. ||St. Stephen, NB|
|Edmonton, AB|| Salt Lake City, UT|| Western U.S.|| Coutts, AB|
|Edmonton, AB|| South Holland, IL|| Eastern U.S.|| Emerson, MB|
|Montreal, PQ|| Harrisburg, PA|| U.S. (excluding New England and New York)|| LaColle, PQ|
|Montreal, PQ|| Newburgh, N.Y.|| New England and New York|| LaColle, PQ|
|Ottawa, ON|| Harrisburg, PA|| U.S. (excluding New England and New York)|| LaColle, PQ|
|Ottawa, ON|| Newburgh, N.Y.|| New England and New York|| LaColle, PQ|
|Quebec City, PQ|| Harrisburg, PA|| U.S. (excluding New England and New York)|| LaColle, PQ|
|Quebec City, PQ|| Newburgh, N.Y.|| New England and New York|| LaColle, PQ|
|Regina, SK|| South Holland, IL|| Entire U.S.|| Emerson, MB|
|Thunder Bay, ON|| Detroit, MI|| Midwest U.S.|| Sarnia, ON|
|Thunder Bay, ON|| Harrisburg, PA|| Eastern U.S.|| Queenston, ON|
|Thunder Bay, ON|| South Holland, IL|| Western U.S.|| Sarnia, ON|
|Toronto, ON|| Detroit, MI|| Midwest U.S.|| Sarnia, ON|
|Toronto, ON|| Harrisburg, PA|| Eastern U.S.|| Queenston, ON|
|Toronto, ON|| South Holland, IL|| Western U.S.|| Sarnia, ON|
|Vancouver, BC|| Seattle, WA|| Entire U.S.|| White Rock, BC|
|Victoria, BC|| Seattle, WA|| Entire U.S.|| White Rock, BC|
|Whitehorse, YT|| Seattle, WA|| Entire U.S.|| White Rock, BC|
|Windsor, ON|| Detroit, MI|| Entire U.S.|| Windsor, ON|
|Winnipeg, MB|| South Holland, IL|| Entire U.S.|| Emerson, MB|
|Yellowknife, NT|| Seattle, WA|| Entire U.S.|| White Rock, BC|
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Necessary documents for Customs Clearance into Canada include a Commercial Invoice
of the goods being shipped, and their value specified in U.S. or Canadian funds.
A certificate of origin
is necessary to take advantage of NAFTA duty free provisions.
UPS Freight Export Express form
is a simple, all in one, Canadian shipping document.
Most businesses in Canada involved in international trade engage a Customs Broker to handle
clearance of their shipments at the border. The Customs broker validates the commercial
information on the documentation, presents the shipment documentation to customs, advances
any duty or taxes owed, and provides proof of the Customs entry to their client.
Customs brokers charge an entry fee to their client for these services.
Entry fees, duties, and taxes are paid by the company contracting the broker, acting as the importer of record.
UPS Freight does not provide customs brokerage services.
If your customer in Canada does not have a broker, UPS Freight can refer them to UPS Canada
to process their entry on a one time basis, or to set up a brokerage relationship,
If your customers in Canada are not typically involved in international trade and do not have a
customs broker relationship, or if you want to access Canadian markets selling your product on a delivered basis,
with freight, duty, and brokerage paid, consider becoming a Non Resident Importer (NRI). NRI status allows the
U.S. company to sell on a more favorable, all in one, landed cost basis. Your customer in Canada
does not have to worry about customs brokerage, customs duties, or documentation.
Becoming a NRI positions you to compete with domestic Canada suppliers, without the expense of
maintaining a distribution network in Canada. UPS Supply Chain Solutions can assist you in becoming a
Non Resident Importer and gain a competitive edge in accessing the Canadian market.
For more information, visit the UPS Supply Chain Solutions web site at www.ups-scs.com.
Border Crossing/Sufferance Warehouses
Shipments are cleared at the border crossing via the PARS system using the services of a customs broker.
Shipments that fail to clear at the border, or shipments not handled by a customs broker,
are forwarded to UPS Customs Bonded warehouses/terminals at Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal,
St. John, Toronto or Vancouver.
Shipments destined to Winnipeg or Regina will be forwarded to sufferance warehouses.
Shipments are held at destination until customs clearance.
Delivery in Canada
After clearing customs, shipments are available for final delivery in Canada.
UPS Freight provides PARS (Pre-Arrival Review System) and INPARS (Inland Pre-Arrival Review System),
an advanced customs clearance process that allows shipments to be cleared immediately upon arrival at
the border or a sufferance warehouse. Carrier code for UPS Freight in the PARS system is 2205.
The PARS # on a shipment moving to Canada will be 2205 plus the nine (9) digit UPS Freight tracking number.
The PARS # is used by the Customs Broker to track the shipment through the customs clearance process,
and is the shipment identifier to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Customs Clearance / Customs Brokerage / Shipping Documentation from Canada (Southbound)
Freight service from Canada may originate from any direct point of service in
Canada and can be consigned to any direct point of service in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Mexico.
Border Service / Customs Clearance
Shipments are cleared at the border crossing via the services of the shipper's customs broker,
or they can continue in-bond to a designated customs clearance point within the U.S.
NOTE: Shipments can not enter the U.S. without being processed by a U.S.
Customs Broker or by moving under a U.S. Customs Bond.
After clearing customs, shipments are available for final delivery in the U.S.