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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 nameDescription
Canada Customs invoice Required if commercial invoice is missing. Open
Exporter's Statement of Origin Is used to decrease the duty if the goods originate in a developing country
(the list of developing countries).
Download PDF
NAFTA Statement of Origin 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.
Open
NAFTA Certificate of Origin For duty exemption of goods of the US or Mexican origin valued MORE than CAD 1,600.00.
It is the responsibility of the exporter to provide a NAFTA document.
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Note for Canadian importers: please direct your US vendors to this page where they can download the forms.
If they have any questions regarding the documents, they are welcome to contact us directly.