CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Quick Tip #16

Ensure basic information is completed on all commercial invoices

The commercial invoice is the basis for the Canadian customs entry and determines any applicable duties and taxes. Ensuring proper information is included is vital for the accurate processing of your shipment. The following information should always be shown:

  • Buyer & Seller
  • Full description of goods
  • H.S. classification
  • Country of Origin
  • Marks & numbers
  • Net & gross weights
  • Unit and extended price with currency
  • Cost of freight, insurance & packing
  • Terms of Delivery (Incoterms 2010)
  • Terms of payment
  • Date of Direct Shipment
  • Reference numbers (P.O., Import or Export Permit number, Letter of Credit number, etc.)

If any of the above information is not supplied delays may occur at Customs and extra charges may result.

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Quick Tip #13

Money-saving container shipping tip

Quick Tip #13
Money-saving container shipping tip

When time permits, shipping a single 40′ container is always more economical than shipping two 20′ containers.

Quick Tip #47

When taking control of your shipment is good business

Quick Tip #47
When taking control of your shipment is good business

Selecting the right Incoterm will allow you to get the most from your contract of sale during negotiations.

Quick Tip #55

Create a load plan to save time and money

Quick Tip #55
Create a load plan to save time and money

Here is a quick, effective way to reduce transportation costs and minimize the time it takes to load a shipment:

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