Shipping to Canada -
Instructions For Purchase Orders
information is required for Canada
Customs compliance purposes and MUST be included with ALL shipments:
The following statements may apply to this order - review
carefully and follow the applicable instructions:
- A Commercial Invoice or a Canada Customs Invoice containing all pertinent information.
- The University of Saskatchewan purchase order number and contact
information including the individual's name, phone number department name and
address, plus the name of the University
of Saskatchewan's customs
broker - Thompson, Ahern & Co. Ltd. (this information must be included on all documents).
- The actual value of goods (excluding
shipping/freight charges) and currency of settlement, e.g. U.S. funds, Canadian funds,
etc. If "no charge" samples or "free
goods" are being sent, the actual replacement value of the sample or fair
market value must be indicated. Stating
a nominal value or "no commercial value" is NOT acceptable.
- The Country of Origin - the country where
the goods were manufactured, NOT where the goods are being shipped from.
- The full and
complete description of the shipment
contents. Please note that indicating a
part number or "printed matter" is NOT adequate.
- A NAFTA Certificate of Origin (if applicable) to reduce duty
- 100% accuracy is
essential on all documentation to meet customs compliance requirements.
- Fax a Commercial
Invoice or Canada Customs Invoice and waybill number to the University of Saskatchewan's
Customs Broker - Thompson, Ahern & Company, Ltd. Fax: (905) 677-3464 / Tel: (905)677-3471.
- Include a NAFTA
Certificate of Origin for qualified goods of U.S., Mexican or Puerto Rican
- If perishable or
dry ice shipments, do not ship after Tuesday.
- For products
covered under WHMIS (shipments of animal origin, serums, chemicals, biologicals,
hazardous goods, large quantities of cleaning supplies), 2 copies of MSDS are
required which are identified with the PO
- Electrical equipment must be certified for use in Saskatchewan by one or
more of its recognized testing agencies.
If not, please review the Electrical Equipment Certification Information and download the Electrical Equipment
Certification form. Please
complete and return for shipping approval.
Please refer to: http://www.usask.ca/fsd/suppliers/regulatory_requirements/index.php
- For shipments from countries other than the USA: Shipments containing wood packaging materials
non-compliant with Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) requirements will be
returned to place of origin.
- If the goods are exempt from the Automated Export System (AES),
please quote the following Canadian exemption code NOEEI 30.36 on your shipping documents (i.e. bill of lading). Refer to the U.S. Census Bureau for
Potential Canada Customs
clearance problems can be avoided by following the instructions above. Failure to do so may result in border delays,
seizure of goods, monetary fines and/or destroyed shipments. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Contacts for further information: