All products entering Canada must be reported to CBSA. This is usually done in person at the point of entry by the importer or a customs broker representative. Generally, the goods are released immediately upon presentation of the required documentation. Within a few days, either the importer or the broker must present the final customs documents and pay any duties and taxes owing. To facilitate the clearance of goods, Indonesian exporters must give importers timely and complete documentation. Indonesian exporters can consult CBSA’s guidance on Importing Goods into Canada (http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/guide-eng.html) for more information on documentation requirements and the release of shipments. CBSA’s Database of Forms (www.cbsaasfc.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/b246-eng.html) provides templates and instructions for completing each type of document.
Depending on the product and country of origin, required documents may include:
CBSA requires an import permit for all goods listed on Canada’s Import Control List (www.laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/C.R.C.,_c._604/page-1.html#h-1). Buyers must obtain an import permit (www.international.gc.ca/controls-controles/about-a_propos/impor/permits-licences.aspx-?lang=eng) from the Export and Import Controls Bureau (EICB) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC).Goods that are subject to import controls include:
For more information, visit GAC’s Import Controls page (www.international.gc.ca/controls-controles/about-a_propos/impor/importing-importation.aspx?lang=eng) and Memorandum D19-10-2 (www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d19/d19-10-2-eng.html).
Although a product may not be subject to import controls, the issuance of an International Import Certificate may be required, which is a document that formally recognizes that the Government of Canada is aware of (and has no immediate objections to) the proposed import of specific goods to Canada, by the stated importer, for the stated end-use and end user. Canadian International Import Certificates are issued to Canadian applicants who in turn provide a copy to their foreign suppliers, who in turn use the International Import Certificates to obtain a foreign export permit. Applications for International Import Certificates may be submitted online using Export Controls On-Line (EXCOL) (from the EXCOL home page, (www.excol-ceed.gc.ca/Main-Principal/Home_Accueil.aspx), by clicking on International Import Certificate on the left-hand menu bar). Paper application forms are also available at the Global Affairs Canada web site (www.international.gc.ca/controls-controles/report-rapports/list_liste/formsformulaires.aspx?lang=eng).
Certain goods cannot be imported into Canada. Prohibited goods (www.cbsaasfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d9-eng.html) include child pornography, hate propaganda, dangerous materials, narcotics, base or counterfeit coins and offensive weapons, as well as goods manufactured or produced by prison labour.