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    Customs Brokerage

    DB Schenker is one of Canada’s leading Customs Brokers and Trade Services Company. Our goal is to ensure a smooth and on time border crossing of your shipments, without administrative burden, delays or penalties.

    The ever-changing rules and regulations of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) adds complexity and risk to the North American importer. DB Schenker of Canada’s Customs Services can help you make sense of it all.

    DB Schenker is one of the Canada’s leading Customs Brokers, and we take a very active role in key government and industry advisory boards that shape the North American international trade agenda. This ensures that our customers are at the beginning of the information curve and that their interests are represented at the highest levels of government.

    To maintain the smooth flow of your supply chain, Schenker of Canada has optimized the clearance process of your shipments. Our focus is to have the correct product information at the right time to ensure efficiency and compliance.


    • As part of the Customs Action Plan, the CBSA has introduced the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) Program.

      The Customs Self Assessment (CSA) Program is a progressive trade option for clients who invest in compliance. Based on the principles of risk management and partnership, pre-approved importers who import low risk goods into Canada from the U.S., using pre-approved carriers and drivers will have access to streamline clearance and reporting options for their goods.

      DB Schenker can assist you to evaluate and assess your company’s CSA eligibility and readiness. If CSA is the appropriate program for your organization, DB Schenker can facilitate the application process, as well as interface and exchange trade data with the CBSA on your behalf once you have become a CSA importer.

    • DB Schenker’s Customs Consulting services can assist with enhancing your firm’s compliance profile with Canada Customs. Our professional team can support in areas of risk mitigation, regulations and customer internal process development.

      Our trade consultants have extensive knowledge in customs regulations and new customs initiatives. Our trade consultants provide structure and guidance required for implementation.

      We have the international trade expertise to assist with the most complex international trade rules and regulations. Our global networks allow us to provide you with information and insight required to make informed business decisions around the globe.

      DB Schenker offers a variety of consulting related services through a dedicated trade services group.

      Some of these service offerings include, but are not limited to:

      • HS Classification assistance
      • Compliance assessment
      • Development of a comprehensive compliance program
      • Rulings
      • Duty refund opportunity analysis
      • Drawbacks
      • Importer customs self-assessment (CSA) program
      • Valuation assistance
      • SOP preparation

    • DB Schenker’s Audit Assistance Service is designed to help your company navigate the audit process successfully. Our experienced trade consultants work closely with your business to help you achieve better than expected results eliminating the potential for penalties and fines, or disruption of your day-to-day business.

      When you choose us to handle your audit, you can expect:

      • To have a team of experts on your side. Our professionals have extensive knowledge of customs regulations and practices. They are always up-to-date – so your business will be too.
      • We are your link to customs. We will liaise with customs officials and prepare documentation in response to requests. This saves you time.
      • Superior protection against penalties. With our assistance, outstanding issues are identified to avoid potential penalty assessments.
      • A rigorous assessment that improves your audit results. We review your final audit report to identify what changes to your business practice may be required.
      • Our experienced trade consultants can help you successfully navigate the audit process, often producing a more favorable outcome than anticipated. Whether you have been notified of an impending audit or need help with one currently under way, we can lend assistance right away.

      Are you anticipating an audit? Contact us to learn more about how we can help make your experience as positive as possible.

    • DB Schenker’s Customs Consultants have recovered millions of dollars in refunds and saved importers millions of dollars in customs duties and taxes for our clients. We can show importers how to recover thousands of inadvertently overpaid dollars they didn’t even know they had – even going back four years! And, they’ll save even more money going forward.

      Not only will we help importers recover lost funds, but we can also help with faster shipment releases; make them eligible for enhanced options with Customs; and reduce the risk of reassessments of duties and related penalty and interest.

      If needed, we’ll even take the case to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT). At the Tribunal, DB Schenker Customs Consulting tries more cases across every industry sector than all other consultants and brokers combined. If we don’t win the case – the client does not pay!

    • FTA (Free Trade Agreements) Maintenance Program

      A set of customized solutions designed to maximize your company’s ability to benefit from all of Canada’s Free Trade Agreements (ie. NAFTA/CUSMA/USMCA, CETA, CPTPP, etc).  Our FTA specialists will help you improve compliance, reduce and/or eliminate customs duties and optimize cross-border trading opportunities.

      For more information on our programs, contact us at

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    External links

    CBSA Single Window Initiatives

    World Customs Organization - Single Window

    Other Government Department (OGD) Contact List

    CBSA Updates

    CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management Initiative (CARM)

    CUSMA - 2020 Certificate of Origin Template Final

    CUSMA - 2020 Certificate of Origin Template

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