Customs Broker in Toronto
When Do I Need a Customs Broker?
You don’t need a customs broker to export from Canada but as customs brokers and Certified Customs Specialists know the processes and rules; working with a professional can make exporting your goods to different international markets much easier.
Every country and every international market, has rules and regulations that apply to imports, from what is and isn’t allowed, what value or volume is allowed without being subject to duties and taxes, how the goods should be classified and much more. Familiarising yourself with these requirements can be difficult, especially if you export to more than one international market. If you are exporting products from Toronto to Australia, working with a customs broker such as Platinum Freight® can simplify the process, allowing you to focus on your business instead of getting lost in complicated administrative functions.
Platinum Freight® is highly knowledgeable with the importing requirements for Australia which are regulated by the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE), Water and the Environment. We can properly advise you on how to classify your products, whether special permits or treatments are required before exporting, and what documentation will be needed by the ABF and Agriculture. We gather and prepare all of the necessary documentation for you and work with the Government departments to ensure that your shipment is cleared with minimal delays. If any import duties or taxes are payable on your shipment, we take care of this on your behalf, and can even arrange to have the shipment transported from the airline terminal or sea freight depot to your Australian customer.
What Is a Customs Clearance Fee?
A customs clearance fee is charged by a customs broker for their services and is separate to any duties or taxes that you might be liable to pay when exporting from Toronto to Australia.
A customs clearance fee can be seen as a service fee for the time and experience of a customs broker to ensure that all documentation and requirements have been met and are in order to facilitate a seamless process through the borders.
Platinum Freight® Toronto offers a Reverse Clearance® service; with our years of experience moving goods internationally, we can accurately calculate the cost of having your goods customs cleared in Australia [including customs clearance fees, import duties and taxes and delivery]. This detailed costing is drawn up before your goods even leave Canada, so you know exactly what the export is going to cost. As a value added service to our Canadian customers, we can invoice in Canadian dollars, making everything much more transparent and easier to control.
Phone: 877 513 4094
Fax: 877 801 1384
100 King Street West – Suite 5600
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