Prepare the Documents

Proper Documentation Makes For Easy Transfer

Proper customs documentation is one of the most important components of international shipping. Truck Transfer can assist customers through the process of obtaining and completing the proper paperwork for crossing the border and reaching its destination on time.

  • Determine which shipping documents and customs forms you need to complete. Based on the information you provide regarding your vehicles, we will provide the proper customs forms for completion.
  • Review the following commonly required customs forms and documents, and consider whether they apply to your vehicles:

Commercial Invoice

All international transfers require a commercial invoice. This document provides basic information about the transfer transaction, such as a description of the vehicle, the address of the shipper and of the seller, and the terms of delivery and payment.

B13A Export Declaration Form

This form is required by Statistics Canada and the Canada Border Service Agency to report the export of various goods. Controlled, regulated, or prohibited goods must be declared regardless of value, and other materials must be declared if valued above CAD $2,000 and destined for countries other than the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

NAFTA Certificate of Origin

Vehicles also need a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Certificate of Origin in order to prove qualification for preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. This certificate is used by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and it must be completed by the exporter. The manufacturer of the vehicle may also complete this form in order to advise the exporter’s copy.

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