Dilas International Customs Brokers are happy to announce that our new addition – Montreal office – has been recently licensed by CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) to operate at the Montreal.
The office is located across the parking lot from Canada Customs exit into the Montreal at the following address:
Dilas International Customs Brokers in Montreal
One minute account set up process
No credit checks
Immediate submission of CBSA entries
Customs clearance of personal use imports
Declaring of Internet stores purchases
Imports from the USA or overseas
Request for Export Authorization ID
Customs HS codes determination
Electronic submission of B13A
A look at the international trade & logistics activities for the greater Montreal area.
Montreal, an important centre of commerce, is Quebec’s largest metropolitan area, and Canada’s second largest metropolitan area. Montreal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. Montreal is the only North American city that totally sits on an island (Island of Montreal) and that has a hill (Mount Royal, Mont Royal in French, from which its name is derived) located in the heart of the city. Home of the port of Montreal, Montreal is one of North America’s leading intermodal transportation hubs. In fact, Montreal’s intermodal infrastructure, known as the Montreal Model, is renowned throughout the world.
The port of Montreal’s railway network which is directly connected to the Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) networks, is located right on the berths, which saves time and optimizes the flow of goods destined to other North American destinations such as Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Western Canada and other Eastern and Midwest United States destinations.
Already an important player in all modes of transportation within the global logistics and transportation sector, Montreal is equipped and ready to play a key role regarding increased import and export flows, once the new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) comes into effect.
To ensure a smooth flow of goods through Customs in Montreal and surrounding area, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Canada’s national Customs organization, offers Customs inspection and clearance services throughout many facilities.
Imported shipments arriving in Canada by air transportation can be processed by the CBSA at one of two Montreal area international airports: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Dorval (CBSA office number 396), and the Montreal International Airport at Mirabel (CBSA office number 399), or at an in-land Customs bonded facility.
The CBSA releases commercial goods during scheduled weekday hours. Dilas Intl Customs broker submits Customs release requests to both CBSA airport offices on a daily basis.
In Montreal Dilas Int Customs Broker relies on our trusted shipping partners with office at 5108 De Lanaudiere, Montreal, QC, H2J 3R3. Call us during business hours in Montreal at (514) 613-0384.
In fact, Dilas, as a licensed Customs broker, prides itself with its excellent business relationships with the CBSA and all air carriers namely, Air Canada Cargo, KLM Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, DHL, Federal Express (FedEx), Purolator, United Parcel Service (UPS), etc. Dilas Intl always files electronic PARS (Pre-arrival Review System) requests to the CBSA immediately as it obtains cargo info from the carrier.
CBSA office number 396 monthly Customs release stats – The CBSA commercial operations office at Montreal’s Trudeau Intl Airport processed 26,302 EDI release requests for the Month of November 2014.
CBSA office number 399 monthly Customs release stats – The CBSA commercial operations office at Montreal’s Mirabel Intl Airport processed 30,861 EDI release requests for the Month of November 2014.
Imported shipments from the USA arriving by truck transportation can be processed by the CBSA directly at the Canada/US border or at an in-land Customs bonded facility.
When truck shipments destined for Montreal area importers are Customs released at the border, they will often clear one of the following three CBSA offices located on the Quebec/US border:
St. Armand/Philipsburg (328) and Stanstead Highway 55 (314) – Truck cargo arriving from the Boston, Massachusetts area and from other New England cities and towns that is destined to Montreal will often enter Canada at either the St. Armand/Philipsburg, QC border crossing located across from the Highgate Springs, Vermont, Interstate 89 North, U.S. Customs port of exit or they can enter through the Stanstead, QC Highway 55 border crossing located across from the Derby Line, Vermont, Interstate 91 North, U.S. Customs port of exit.
CBSA office number 328 monthly Customs release stats – The CBSA commercial operations office at the St. Armand/Philipsburg border crossing processed 30,861 EDI release requests for the Month of November 2014.
CBSA office number 314 monthly Customs release stats – The CBSA commercial operations office at the Stanstead Highway 55 border crossing processed 26,302 EDI release requests for the Month of November 2014.
St. Bernard de Lacolle Highway 15 (351) – Truck cargo arriving from the New York and New Jersey areas and from most of the Eastern United States that is destined to Montreal will often enter Canada at the St. Bernard de Lacolle, QC Highway 15 border crossing located across from the Champlain, New York, Interstate 87 North, U.S. Customs port of exit.
CBSA office number 351 monthly Customs release stats – The CBSA commercial operations office at the St. Bernard de Lacolle border crossing processed 26,302 EDI release requests for the Month of November 2014.
Imported shipments from the USA arriving by rail transportation can be processed by the CBSA directly at the Canada/US border or at an in-land Customs bonded facility.
In fact, many of the imported rail shipments destined for Montreal area importers, will clear Customs at the Lacolle or Trout River border crossings.
Imported shipments from overseas or from the USA arriving by marine transportation can be processed by the CBSA directly at the port of Montreal (CBSA office number 395) or at an in-land Customs bonded facility.
he port of Montreal is the leading container port in Eastern Canada and a major international port linked to more than 80 countries around the world. The port facilities accommodate the three major cargo-handling sectors: containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk.
With an average of 2,200 ships per year, 5,000 truck movements in and out per day and 80 trains each week, it is not surprising that the world’s leading container lines such as CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MSC, and OOCL, sail to Montreal. As a licensed CBSA Customs broker, Dilas International works in concert with them to help containers clear Customs quickly and in an efficient manner.
CBSA office number 395 monthly Customs release stats – The CBSA commercial operations office near the port of Montreal processed 30,109 EDI release requests for the Month of November 2014.
Imported shipments that are forwarded under bond to an in-land Customs bonded facility are processed by the nearest assigned local CBSA commercial operations office.
For example, in the case of goods forwarded by truck to the CBSA licensed Intermediate terminals warehousing facility on Cote de Liesse in Montreal, these shipments are to be processed by the CBSAs office number 398, which is physically operated by the CBSAs commercial office at the P. E. Trudeau International Airport in Dorval.
CBSA office number 398 monthly Customs release stats – The CBSA commercial operations office at Montreal’s Trudeau Intl Airport processed 14,532 EDI release requests for the Month of November 2014 for the Cote de Liesse bonded facility.
Imported shipments arriving by rail and intermodal cargo that enter Canada through the US/Quebec or the US/Ontario border crossings, West coast ports of Vancouver or Prince Rupert or from the East coast port of Halifax, for example, can be furthered in bond to the Salaberry de Valleyfield, Les Coteaux, Beauharnois or Montreal rail depots by CBSA bonded rail or truck carriers. Dilas Intl works closely with bonded truck and rail carriers such as the Canadian National Railway, the Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX and others, in order to obtain the Customs release of imported rail/intermodal cargo at the nearest CBSA office located near the rail depots.
Dilas can arrange for the Canada Customs clearance of goods that have been furthered to any of the 178 CBSA licensed Customs sufferance warehouses (CSW) located in the greater Montreal area.
Postal imports handled in Canada by Canada Post, are processed at the CBSA Montreal international mail processing centre.
Imported goods arriving in Canada by mail and valued at $2,500 CDN or more, need to be cleared by the importer. Importers need to go to the nearest CBSA office and Customs clear their mail shipment by completing and presenting form B3 (Canada Customs Coding Form), type M (mail) to the CBSA. However, importers may choose to save time and money and hire a licensed Canadian Customs broker such as Dilas International, to clear Customs via EDI on their behalf instead of going to the CBSA office themselves.
Canadian importers database – 2012 Import statistics for the Greater Montreal Area importers.
Here is a look at the 2012 import statistics for the Greater Montreal Area: In all, Montreal area importers imported a little bit more than $51 Billion dollars’ worth of goods in 2012. Here is a breakdown of $ Values of imports per community in the Montreal area: Montreal – $26 Billion, St. Laurent – $6.2 Billion, Laval – $3.5 Billion, Pointe Claire – $2.2 Billion, Longueuil – $2.1 Billion, Lachine – $1.4 Billion, Boucherville – $1.3 Billion, Dorval – $1.3 Billion, Mirabel – $817.4 Million, Mount Royal – $794.3 Million, St. Leonard – $619.2 Million, Montreal-East – $599.3 Million, Anjou – $578.1 Million, Baie D’Urphé – $392.9 Million, Westmount – $386.6 Million, Vaudreuil Dorion – $329.1 Million, Lasalle – $309 Million, St. Bruno – $299.7 Million, Dollard-des-Ormeaux (DDO) – $1256.5 Million, Boisbriand – $229.9 Million, Brossard – $219.9 Million, St. Eustache – $154.3 Million, Terrebonne – $138.7 Million, Ste. Anne de Bellevue – $133.1 Million, Pointe-aux-Trembles – $118.1 Million, Beloeil – $110.8 Million, St. Jerome – $110.6 Million.
Importers in the following Montreal area cities and towns imported approximately one million dollars’ combined worth of goods in the year 2012: Blainville, Varennes, Chateuguay, La Prairie, Ste. Julie, Bois des Filion, Chambly, Outremont, Repentigny, Pierrefonds, St. Constant, Cote St. Luc, Ste. Therese, Mont St. Hilaire, Mascouche, Hampstead, Ste. Catherine, St. Lambert, Lorraine, Carignan, L’Île Perrot, Beaconsfield, Vercheres, Rosemere, Hudson, L’Île Bizard, Notre Dame de L’Île Perrot, Coteau du Lac, Richelieu, Roxboro, St. Basile le Grand, Ste. Marthe sur le lac, Deux Montagnes, McMasterville, St. Isidore, L’Epiphanie, Lery, St. Sulpice, St. Mathias sur Richelieu, St. Amable, Kirkland, L’Assomption, Candiac, Ste. Anne des Plaines, Pincourt, Lavaltrie, St. Colomban, Beauharnois, Mercier, Otterburn Park, Delson, St. Zotique, Pointe Calumet, Les Cedres, Charlemagne, St. Philippe, Montreal West, Les Coteaux, Oka, St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Terrasse Vaudreuil, St. Mathieu, Gore, St. Placide, Vaudreuil sur le Lac, Pointe des Cascades, Senneville, L’Île Cadieux, L’Île Dorval, Kanesatake and Kahnawake.
The numbers above indicate that Montreal’s international trade & logistics activities are impressive. However, these numbers represent the tip of the iceberg in comparison to what Montreal’s future import & Export numbers will be in the years to come. Yes, when the CETA between Canada and the EU comes into force, Montreal will be on the front lines handling an increased volume of international cargo.
As always, Dilas International’s fluently bilingual Customs brokers will also be ready to handle the increased volumes of Customs declarations that will need to prepared and presented to the CBSA on behalf of current and new Canadian importers who choose Dilas as there trusted service provider.