Cross-Border Shipping to and from Canada

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Shipping from Canada to the US & from the US to Canada 

FreightCenter offers cross-border shipping services between Canada and the US as well as solutions for shipping across Canada or shipments within each Canadian province. Our partnerships with leading Canadian-based freight carriers, cross-border trucking companies and reliable customs brokers allow us to deliver volume-discounted freight rates between Canada and the US - with the highest level of customer service.

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Complete Customs Broker Services

FrieghtCenter's partnerships with leading Canada-based freight carriers and our reliable customs broker, Wilson International, allows us to cross the borders safely and seamlessly. Wilson assists with paperwork and border clearance to help avoid expensive delays and/or Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) penalties. As the premier customs broker in Canada, Wilson has been serving a variety of industries for over a decade.

When you book a cross-border shipment with FreightCenter, you also have the option to use Willson International. If you choose to do so, you will be contacted by a trained customs specialist to prepare your clearance documents.

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Documents Required for Shipping to Canada

Listed here are links to download basic documents for clearing customs - whether shipping freight into or out of Canada.

If you have specific inquiries related to required documents or U.S./Canada border security clearance and pre-clearance, FreightCenter's customer service representatives are ready to assist - just give us a call at 800-716-7608 or click the Chat with Live Customer Support tab.

What you need for Canada-U.S.
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Depending on the value, origin and if the shipment contains regulated items (alcohol, firearms, tobacco, etc.), our reliable customs broker, Wilson, will provide you with the necessary documents to securely and quickly clear the Canada-US border.

  • Contact information for Importer of Record (i.e., the person responsible for all customs duties and taxes)
  • Declared value of the shipment
  • FreightCenter Bill of Lading (BOL)

For shipments entering the United States from Canada

  • Bill of Lading: Required at pick up and provided to you by FreightCenter
  • Commercial invoice: Required at pick up
  • NAFTA Certificate of Origin: Required for specific products/commodities
  • Import/Export License: May be required for regulated products/commodities

For shipments entering Canada from the United States

  • Bill of Lading: Required at pick up and provided to you by FreightCenter
  • Canada Customs Invoice (CCI): Required at pickup if your shipment is valued at $1,600 CDN or more
  • Commercial invoice: Required at pick up
  • Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED): May be required
  • NAFTA Certificate of Origin: Required for specific products/commodities
  • Import/Export License: May be required for regulated products/commodities

FreightCenter Simplifies Cross-Border Freight Shipping

What sets FreightCenter apart from the rest is how easy it is to get the cheapest cross-border freight rates and best customer service, with the following:

  • instant, real-time cross-border freight shipping rates,
  • the ability to compare costs from multiple, vetted cross-border trucking companies,
  • vetted/insured carriers,
  • customs broker services,
  • tracking and tracing shipments online with automatic carrier updates.
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