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Government Agencies

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Offers customs guides for importers and exporters, information on reporting requirements, licenses, certificates etc.

Customs Tariff
Provide you with information regarding tariff classification, rates of duty, permits.

The Canadian Trade Commission Service
Provides you with intelligence and advice on foreign markets to help you make better, timely and cost-effective decisions.
Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Export services and assistance to interested Ontario companies.
Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
Specializes in international procurement markets, the CCC brings together foreign government buyers and Canadian exporters.
Export Development Canada (EDC
EDC provides trade financing and risk management services for Canadian exporters.
Customs and E-Business - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System
The CBSA commercial importation process including cargo reporting, release, entry and accounting can be done through EDI applications.

Government of Canada - International Trade & Investment
Exporting, importing and investing in Canada and foreign markets.

Regulatory Requirements

Canada Revenue Agency
Importer/ Exporter Number
Your account with CRA
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Export and Import Controls -
Trade Controls & Technical Barriers Bureau

Authorizes the import and export of goods restricted by quotas and/or tariffs.

Canada Border Service
Certificate of Origin
Exporter of goods for which a preferential tariff is to be claimed.
Competition Bureau of Canada
  • The Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act
  • The Textile Labelling Act
  • The Precious Metals Marking Act
  • The Competition Act
Ontario Region Location
Mon. – Fri. (8:30am – 4:30pm)
151 Yonge St., 4th Floor                           
Export and Import Control Systems (EICS) 1-877-808-8838 or 613-944-1265  
Health Canada:  Drugs and Health Products – Regulations
Import and Export Guidance Documents & Policies
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Promotes food safety awareness through public engagement and verification of compliance by industry with standards and science-based regulations.
  • Food Imports
  • National Import Service Centre
  • Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
  • Provides import requirements information by product or according to HS Codes.
1-800-835-4486 (Canada or U.S.A
Environment Canada               
Ontario Office
New Substances in Canada – Regulations:
Any person who wants to import or manufacture a new substance must contact the New Substances Information Line or visit the Evaluating New Substances website for information to determine if it is a new substance, and how to prepare and submit a notification package.

Useful Links

The Canadian Association of Importers and Exports
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB)
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce – ATA Carnet
Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development Canada
(Services for Business: Trade Negotiations and Agreement, Agreement Partners)

Magnet Export Business Portal - Province of Ontario
Match your business to the right trade missions, funding programs, events and more.

Training for Exporters  

New Exporters to Border States Program (NEBS)
The NEBS program is a practical, hands-on introduction to the basics of exporting to the United States. Designed for Ontario small and medium-sized enterprises.
Forum for International Training (FITT)
FITT equips individuals and businesses with the practical skills they need to succeed in today's competitive global marketplace. FITT develops international business programs, sets competency standards, and designs the certification and accreditation programs for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.

TAP (Trade Accelerator Program)
A 90-day hands-on program with unmatched access to Canada's top exporting advisors, resources and contacts combined with focused training and mentorship. search TAP
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