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Canadian Customs Brokerage

Enhance your customs compliance: Trust our Canadian Customs Brokerage professionals to handle your clearances swiftly and accurately.

Customs clearance services in Canada

  • Offices at key clearance locations staffed with experienced, fully licensed personnel
  • Application of PARS (Pre-Arrival Review System) to pre-arrange release and avoid border delays
  • Centralized rating and billing to ensure consistent, accurate entry accounting with Customs via electronic communication (CADEX)
  • UConnect: On-line services, including real-time access to Customs release status; document management and imaging; customized tracking and reporting; E-Billing
  • Check status of a truck shipment from the U.S. by entering your unique PARS bar code in to the PARS tracker (Customs Brokerage Clients Only)
  • Fully certified under Partners In Protection (PIP)
  • Ask about our unmatched pre and post clearance services

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Post Clearance

You also have the peace of mind that comes with knowing we have seen it all and use that knowledge to expedite a clearance or resolve a compliance issue on those rare occasions when something unforeseen happens.

Canadian customs consulting services

While delivering the quick Customs release you expect and need anywhere in Canada and the U.S., Universal Logistics offers unmatched support before and after clearance:

  • Centralized research on product classification and rates of duty under the Harmonized Tariff Act
  • Expert guidance on valuation issues
  • Consultation on CUSMA/USMCA origin eligibility; Blanket Certification preparation and renewal management
  • Client Tariff Resume: A comprehensive listing of your suppliers, products, tariff classifications and duty rates, developed by bringing together your product knowledge and our customs expertise
  • GST expertise, including registration, rebates and non-resident issues; excise duty and tax consultation; GST Direct Payment options
  • National Customs Rulings on tariff, valuation and CUSMA/USMCA; duty/GST relief and deferral requests; temporary importation eligibility
  • Expertise in import permits, quota restraints and packaging and labeling requirements, established through ongoing relationships with other government departments
  • Post-audit services
    • entry review
    • refund and amend
  • Duty Drawback filing
  • Planning and guidance on Customs programs such as the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS), Voluntary Disclosure and Compliance Assessment Reviews
  • CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) audit support

Get started today by requesting a SMART Customs Review

Our SMART Customs Review is a free review of selected customs entries over a specific time period, available exclusively from Universal Logistics.

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UConnect  provides everything you need to manage your business and answer CBSA information and compliance requirements.

Universal Logistics is a corporate member of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA), the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) and the National Customs Brokers and the Freight Forwarder Association of America (NCBFAA) trading under CIFFA, CSCB and NCBFAA terms and conditions.

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