Documents

Documents needed for crossing the border into Canada

This page contains documents for importers and their vendors. Each shipment must be supplied with a commercial invoice or Canada Customs invoice.

If the goods are dutiable a NAFTA Certificate of Origin is needed for duty exemption for commercial shipments.

It is the responsibility of the exporter (vendor) to issue and supply these documents.

Document name
Description
Required if commercial invoice is missing.
Is used to decrease the duty if the goods originate in a developing country
For duty exemption of goods of the US or Mexican origin valued LESS than CAD 1,600.00. It is the responsibility of the exporter to provide a NAFTA document.
For duty exemption of goods of the US or Mexican origin valued LESS than CAD 1,600.00. It is the responsibility of the exporter to provide a NAFTA document.