If the goods you need for your business are unavailable in this country or cost less in other countries, then you may want to import them.

Importing commercial goods into Canada is a regulated activity. The Canada Border Services Agency is the main government organization that enforces import and border regulations. This information should help you understand the basics of importing.

  • Before importing
    Find resources that can help you learn about importing.
  • Simplifying trade
    Learn about programs that improve the flow of goods through the border or that save you from paying duties.
  • Importing regulations
    Importing is a regulated process. Know the rules and what you need to do to comply with regulations.
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