Customs Brokerage

Our Professional Services

ICNT Logistics Inc. provides exceptional service to any and all types of importers in a wide variety of industries. Our Licensed Customs Brokers and Certified Customs Specialists will work with you to expedite the customs clearance of your shipment, while at the same time ensuring adherence to all customs compliance and government regulations.

In order to provide exceptional services to our clients, ICNT Logistics Inc. offers the following expertise and services:

  • Obtain clearances at all Commercial Customs ports of entry in Canada
  • Obtain clearances at all Commercial Customs ports of entry in the United States
  • Clearances for all modes of transport: AIR, OCEAN, TRUCK, RAIL, COURIER
  • Pre and post entry compliance expertise
  • Trade compliance consulting

In support of our customs brokerage services, ICNT Logistics Inc. will provide the following:

  • EDI capabilities and on-line documentation
  • Trade Compliance Seminars and Workshops
  • 24/7 operational support with Certified Customs Specialists & Licensed Customs Brokers

Entry Types

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is given the responsibility to oversee the entry of all goods entering Canadian territory. The Canadian Government assigns the following duties to the CBSA:

  • To collect Goods and Services Taxes (GST), Duties, Countervailing Duties, Anti-dumping Duties and other government fees owing to the Canadian government.
  • To ensure all goods entering Canadian territory are conforming to Canadian standards in terms of safety, health and environmental standards - essentially to protect Canadians from sub-standard goods.
  • To administer the Acts of all other Canadian Government Agencies that have specific jurisdiction over various regulations

There are various approved methods of entering goods into Canadian territory. Various methods, as listed below, can be selected based on the ultimate destination of the goods, and the purpose of bringing goods into Canada. An Importer may be able to delay the payment of taxes, duties and other government fees, or avoid unnecessary payment of fees because the goods are intended to be re-exported.

Consumption Entry

The usual entry to account for duties and tax collected on goods imported into Canada under normal circumstances. When prepared by your broker the goods will normally have already cleared customs by another method such as:

  • Release on Minimum Documentation (RMD)
  • Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS)

Temporary Entry

This method of entry is used when goods are not sold to a buyer in Canada but are being loaned, rented, leased or are shipping to Canada for display or exhibition purposes. There are various different entry types, which include:

  • E29B Temporary Admission Bonds
  • Carnets
  • 1/60th entries

Warehouse Entry

Using a bonded warehouse allows you to import goods and defer the payment of all duties and taxes until such time the goods enter the marketplace.

Provisional Entry

Is your project so big, you don't know what the final value of the imports will be? This type of entry allows for an interim accounting, with final accounting done only at the end of the project. Prior approval is required from CBSA for these types of entry; contact our Client Services Team with details and we can write, on your behalf, for the necessary authority.

Value Included or Entered to Arrive Shipments

Used for goods entering that are short shipped from a prior import or to accommodate goods covered by one import permit that could all arrive on one conveyance.

Becoming a Client

At ICNT Logistics Inc, we are a Canadian Customs Broker who provide superior Customs Brokerage Services at all North American Customs ports of entry. To use the services of ABC Customs Brokers, we require the following:

General Agency Agreement (Canadian Customs Power of Attorney)

This document allows ICNT Logistics Inc. to act on your behalf with the various Canadian Government Departments.