Here are some of the key areas a broker can help you with:

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations for moving goods across the border
  • What specific rules and regulations apply to certain goods
  • Correctly classifying goods and the risks of making mistakes
  • The benefits of free trade agreements
  • Arranging transport of goods
  • Duties and taxes
  • Clearing goods through customs

It is important to remember that although a broker is here to help you, the responsibility is yours.

The more you know the better prepared you will be!

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  • Current knowledge of all customs regulations and procedures
  • Understanding of country specific rules and regulations
  • Preparing documentation
  • Classifying good for import or export
  • Assist in arranging transportation of goods
  • Potential to save you time and money


Canadian custom broker fees are generally based on the value of the total shipment.

Fees are broken into three categories:

  1. Entry preparation fees
  2. Customs bond fees
  3. Additional fees (eg. Duties and taxes)

Fees may range but are generally based on three factors:

  1. The complexity of the good
  2. The volume and frequency of your shipment
  3. Any entry permits, duties and taxes paid on your behalf