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A bill of lading is a document issued by a carrier to a shipper, acknowledging that specified goods have been received on board as cargo for conveyance to a named place for delivery to the consignee who is usually identified.

Bill of Lading (PDF)

Bill of Lading - Excel Format (XLSX)

A business number is a 15 character identifier of your business.

The Canadian Business Number has two parts; a nine digit number that identifies your business, and a 6 character portion composed of letters and numbers that identifies the particular tax account. The nine digit number part of the Business Number never changes; the second part of the Business Number will change depending on which tax account the number refers to.

Canadian Business Number Application (PDF)

Documents required for customs clearance.

Some of the general documents required for basic customs clearance into Canada include the Canadian Customs Invoice, and the NAFTA Certificate of Origin (see side menu for copy of Certificate of Origin).

Canada Customs Invoice (XLS)

Canada Customs Invoice (pdf)

Document for International Trade.

A Certificate of Origin is a document used in international trade. It traditionally states from what country the shipped goods originate, but "originate" in a CO does not mean the country the goods are shipped from, but the country where the goods are actually made.

Download the Certificate of Origin here.   Also included is a NAFTA Certificate of Origin for download.

Certificate of Origin (XLS)
Certificate of Origin (PDF)
NAFTA - Certificate of Origin (XLS)
NAFTA - Certificate of Origin (pdf)

A Commercial Invoice is used when shipping dutiable goods internationally. An accurate and complete description of goods is necessary for Customs to ensure that duties and taxes are assessed correctly.

Below is an interactive PDF that you can fill in and print on your company stationery.

Commercial Invoice - Interactive PDF​​​​​​​
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Multiple and Single Country Declaration Form available here.

This section include a Multiple Country Declaration Form and a Single Country Declaration Form for your download. 

Multiple Country Declaration (PDF)

Single Country Declaration (PDF)

Shipper's Export Declaration

A regulatory document, both for USA and Canada available for download.

A Shippers Export Declaration is used for two purposes. First, it serves as a census record of U.S. exports. Many reports are generated by the government using these statistics. Second, because the commodity's export license designation appears on the form, the SED serves as a regulatory document.

You can find a Canadian Shipper's Export Declaration form and USA Shipper's Export Declaration form here.

Shippers Export Declaration (Canada) (PDF)

Shippers Export Declaration (USA) (PDF)

Originating country document.

In some countries, the process for obtaining a certificate of order can be lengthy requiring weeks if not months of administrative delays. To streamline international trade transactions, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will accept an exporter’s statement of origin.  The exporter’s statement of origin must be signed by the exporter in the originating country.


Exporter's Statement of Origin (PDF)

Documents for Shippers and Importers.

All of the documents in this section are for the convenience of shippers and importers to fulfill Regulatory and DB Schenker legal obligations.

The following section includes Free Trade Agreement, Certificate of Origin forms.

Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement
Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Certificate of Origin (PDF)

Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement, Certificate of Origin (PDF)

Specific shipment information document.

The purpose of a Shipper's Letter of Instruction (SLI) is to convey specific shipment information from the exporter to Schenker of Canada Limited required for export control purposes.

Shipper's Letter of Instruction (PDF)