There are a number of helpful resources that can assist you in determining the pros and cons of becoming a distributor:
Canadian Importers and Exporters Association
The CAIE is Canada's key source of information on Canadian customs and trade policy. The Association is designed to keep importers and exporters profitable and competitive in the global market.
Canadian Business (formerly Canadian-Ontario Business Service Centre)
Provides information on importing to help you navigate each stage of the importing process, from getting started to clearing your goods through customs. The site features information on:
• The documentation you need from the vendor and your carrier,
• How to keep proper records,
• The records your carrier is required to maintain,
• What to expect at the border,
• How to prepare your customs documents,
• Working with a customs broker, and
• Duties and tariffs
If you′re just starting out, Canadian Business provides answers to the questions that will help you receive and release your goods as quickly as possible.
Canadian Border Services Agency
Offers a Step-by-Step Guide to Importing to help small and medium-sized enterprises that import goods into Canada. It provides an overview of the commercial importing process and is intended to complement, not replace any existing regulations, acts and references.
Canadian Importers Database
The Canadian Importers Database (CID) provides lists of companies importing goods into Canada, by product, by city and by country of origin. You may want to consider registering yourself and/or your company once you have become established as it’s a free service.
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