Shipping Across the US-Canada Border
Whether you’re a US conglomerate looking to export your goods into Canada, or a Canadian mom-and- pop store offering your product to the super-sized American market, you’ll need to know how the cross-border shipping works. And you’re not alone – the trade between the United States and Canada is worth over $590 billion annually and around 87% of Canadian exports are bound for U.S. markets. Out of these volumes, reportedly, more than $400 million worth of goods move from Canada into the USA on a daily basis.
Every one of these shipments had to have proper customs documentation and go through a certain process. Customs rules and regulations can be intricate, but fortunately you don’t have to deal with them on your own. The best choice would be to use a customs broker, a full-time professional who is well-versed in US-Canada cross-border shipping.
You can book your cross-border shipment on Freightera in seconds. Use our system to find rates, and choose the carrier that best suits your shipping needs. When it comes to documentation, the Bill of Lading is already generated for you by our system. You will also need either a Commercial Invoice (for shipping from Canada to the USA) or a Canada Customs Invoice (for shipping from the USA to Canada). Your customs broker will guide you through creating these documents, in case you need assistance.
And finally, if you don’t have a broker – we can help you find one!
If you have any questions about cross-border shipping, please contact us via Live Chat, or call us at (800) 886-4870 to speak to a friendly Freightera agent. You can also email us at email@example.com
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