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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What are Canada’s Cross-Border Shipping Procedures?

A: Northbound
Step 1: Pickup

  1. Central Transport picks up a shipment and takes it to the origin terminal
  2. Shipping and customs documents are scanned into the document retrieval system.
  3. Central Transport’s customs processing center downloads the customs documents and transmits the information to the customs broker designated by the importer, Canada Customs or the importer

Step 2: When the Shipment Gets to the Border

  1. Canada Customs reviews each shipment’s documents and immediately clears the shipment for delivery or it moves in-bond from the border to an inland Customs warehouse for clearance.
  2. Upon arrival at the Customs Warehouse the shipment is examined by Canada Customs and then released or rejected for entry into Canada.
  3. Upon receiving a clearance from Canada Customs, Central Transport makes the shipment available to the consignee.

B: Southbound
Step 1: Pickup

  1. Central Transport picks up a shipment and takes it to the origin terminal.
  2. Shipping and customs documents are scanned into the document retrieval system and the customs documents are reviewed by the origin terminal staff before being forwarded to the Customs Broker identified on the bill of lading.
  3. The documentation and shipment information are presented at the border for immediate entry and clearance into the United States or to move in-bond to the final destination

Step 2: When the Shipment Gets to the Border

  1. The shipment arrives at the border and receives a clearance or moves in-bond for clearance to destination terminal.

Q: How do I arrange a shipment between Canada and the United States?
A: SHIPPING ACROSS THE BORDER WITH CENTRAL IS AS SIMPLE AS SHIPPING DOMESTICALLY. YOU CAN ARRANGE A SHIPMENT AT WWW.CENTRALTRANSPORTINT.COM, BY CALLING (586) 467-1900 OR BY CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL SERVICE CENTER.

Q: Do Transit Times include customs clearance?
A: OUR ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATES ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS ARE BASED ON SUCCESSFUL PARS, INPARS OR PAPS CLEARANCES. ANY UNEXPECTED CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OR BORDER DELAYS ARE NOT FACTORED INTO YOUR ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME.

Q: How do my customs documents get to the broker?
A:
CENTRAL TRANSPORT USES OUR LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO IMAGE YOUR SHIPPING AND CUSTOMS DOCUMENTS TO THE APPRORPIATE CUSTOMS OFFICE THE DAY OF PICKUP TO MINIMIZE THE POSSIBILITY OF CUSTOMS OR BORDER DELAYS.

Q: Do my freight charges include customs brokerage costs?
A:
OUR FREIGHT CHARGES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF ANY CUSTOMS BROKERAGE, TAXES OR DUTY CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE IMPORT/EXPORT OF A SHIPMENT.

Q: Who is responsible for clearing goods into Canada?
A:
THE IMPORTER OF THE GOODS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING THE CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OF A SHIPMENT INCLUDING THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF A CUSTOMS BROKER.





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